17th Century History 2

Published: Saturday 7th June 2014
  1. In which year did the "Gunpowder Plot" take place?
  2. Which Frenchman who died in 1650 was known as the "Father of Modern Philosophy"?
  3. What name was given to the series of treaties that ended the Thirty Years War in 1648?
  4. What was the final battle of the English Civil War in 1651?
  5. Which 17th century English scientist is famous for "discovering" gravity?
  6. Who became King of France at the age of nine in 1643, he went on to become the longest reigning monarch in European history?
  7. Which disease caused the Great Plague of London from 1665 to 1666?
  8. On what date is the Battle of the Boyne celebrated in Ireland?
  9. In which decade of the 17th Century was the Bank of England founded?
  10. Which Elizabethan hero was latterly executed by James I for treason?
  11. Who in 1628 published his thesis regarding the circulation of blood in the human body?
  12. Which tax was first applied in England in 1695?
  13. What was first performed at Oberammergau in 1634?
  14. Over which castle did Charles I raise his Royal Standard in 1642, effecting declaring war on his own parliament?
  15. Which European country became in 1661 the first to issue banknotes?
  16. To which TWO cities did Charles II move his court in 1665 to avoid the plague in London?
  17. Which clan was massacred in Glencoe in 1692?
  18. What, in 1662, became England's last territorial possession in France?
  19. Which 17th century artist painted "The Girl with the Pearl Earring"?
  20. On which thoroughfare did the Great Fire of London start?
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