17th Century History 1

Published: Sunday 3rd November 2013
  1. Who succeeded Elizabeth I as English monarch in 1603?
  2. On which ship did the "Pilgrim Fathers" make their voyage to North America in 1620?
  3. Construction began in 1632 of a mausoleum for the wife of Shah Jahan, by what name do we now know this building?
  4. Who in the early 17th Century discovered the four largest satellites of Jupiter?
  5. Which battle in 1642 became the first major cavalry battle of the English Civil War?
  6. Who did American settler John Rolfe marry in 1614?
  7. Who or what was New York named after in 1665?
  8. What was established by King Charles I in 1640 in order to pass financial bills following the Bishop's Wars?
  9. What did the "Edict of Fontainebleau" outlaw in France in 1685?
  10. In whose bakery on Pudding Lane did the Great Fire of London originate in 1666?
  11. Known as "The War of the Two Kings" in Ireland, which two kings fought the Irish Jacobite War?
  12. Which two nations fought the Eighty Years War from 1568 to 1648?
  13. In which Massachusetts Township were the famous witch trials of 1692 and 1693 held?
  14. Who did James I appoint as Poet Laureate in 1616?
  15. Which monarch first made the Royal Mail available to the public in 1635?
  16. What was Tasmania called when first discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642?
  17. What was the first US State, in 1652, to pass a law making slavery illegal?
  18. Who became Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1653?
  19. Which French monarch became known as The Sun King?
  20. Who in 1667 published "Paradise Lost"?
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