British History by Letter - E

Can you guess the answers relating to British History that start with the letter E
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: October 31, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 27, 2021
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Roman name for the northern city of York
Two Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England
East Anglia
First Anglo-Saxon king to turn his back on paganism and convert to Christianity
Legendary sword of King Arthur, known as Caledfwlch in Welsh
Queen who led England into her 'Golden Age', saw the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the end of the Tudor dynasty
Elizabeth I
First major battle of the English civil war
Central bank of the United Kingdom founded in 1694
Bank of England
Powerful trading company that governed large parts of the Indian sub-continent with a private military larger than most countries had at the time
East India Company
Royal Navy ship captained by James Cook on his voyage to Australia and New Zealand
HMS Endeavour
Collection of marble sculptures originally part of the Parthenon in Athens, currently housed in the British Museum
Elgin Marbles
Co-author of the Communist Manifesto alongside Karl Marx, first published in 1848
Friedrich Engels
Title given to Queen Victoria upon the founding of the British Raj
Empress of India
Subsequent executions of the leaders of this armed insurrection widely contributed to increased support for Irish Independence
Easter Rising
King who abdicated in 1936 over his proposal to marry an American divorcee
Edward VIII
Secret code used by the German navy during WWII that was cracked by Alan Turing and his team of codebreakers at Bletchley Park
Precursor to the European Union, joined by the United Kingdom alongside Ireland and Denmark in 1973
European Economic Community
Agreement signed between the UK and Scottish governments, paving the way for a future referendum on independence
Edinburgh Agreement
Level 53
Feb 28, 2021
Exhibition is misspelt.
Level 53
Feb 28, 2021
Fixed, thanks
Level 79
Jul 26, 2021
The only reason I didn't get 'Bank of England' was because it was listed under E.
Level 60
Nov 11, 2021
Why will 'Ethelbert' not be accepted? That is the general modern convention.
Level 56
Oct 31, 2022
Ooh, do we really have to put "HMS" for the Endeavour?