British History by Letter - B

Can you guess the answers relating to British History that start with the letter B
Some answers may regard the histories of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland before the formation of the United Kingdom and Irish Independence
An attempt has been made to order questions chronologically where possible
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Last updated: February 27, 2023
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Name given to the former Roman province
Queen of the Iceni tribe that led an uprising against the Roman Empire
City in southwest England given the Latin name Aquae Sulis
Old English poem regarding a warrior and his fight to defeat a monster terrorising Denmark
Embroidered cloth depicting the Norman Conquest of England
Bayeaux Tapestry
Archbishop of Canterbury murdered by the knights of Henry II
Thomas Becket
Battle in which Robert the Bruce defeated the English in the First War of Scottish Independence
Battle of Bannockburn
In 1348, this disease commonly known as the Black Death arrives in London
Bubonic Plague
Richard III becomes the last English King to be killed in combat during this battle
Battle of Bosworth Field
City in Northumberland central to a number of historic border wars, changes hands for the last time
Wife of Henry VIII and mother to future Queen, Elizabeth I
Anne Boleyn
Sight of the final defeat of James II, the last Catholic monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland
Battle of the Boyne
Penned 'Auld Lang Syne', often sung on New Year's Eve
Robert Burns
Surname of literary sisters whose novels include Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights
Scottish-born, American inventor of the telephone
Alexander Graham Bell
Prominent figure of the industrial revolution, designed both the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
War in which Dutch settlers where defeated in South Africa
Second Boer War
Welsh politician and Minister for Health that pioneered the foundation of the National Health Service
Aneurin Bevan
Public service broadcaster established in 1927
British Broadcasting Corporation
Name given to the German bombing campaign during WWII
The Blitz
Royal Navy ship, a veteran of the Normandy Landings and Korean War currently moored on the banks of the River Thames
HMS Belfast
English coastal resort, the site of an assassination attempt by the IRA on then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher
First female speaker of the House of Commons, elected 1992
Betty Boothroyd
Level 51
May 30, 2020
Good quiz plague is spelled wrong however.
Level 53
May 30, 2020