England County Quiz - Leicestershire

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Leicestershire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
First submittedDecember 21, 2020
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County town
Leicester
Leicestershire's principal river; a tributary of the River Trent
Soar
King whose long lost remains were rediscovered in 2012 under a Leicestershire car park
Richard III
Nickname of Leicester City football club
The Foxes
Red Leicester is a crumbly variety of this foodstuff
Cheese
Star striker of Leicester City who won the 'Golden Boot' in the 1986 FIFA World Cup
Gary Lineker
This phrase comes from a legendary night of drunkenness in Melton Mowbray in 1837
Painting the
town red
Sir Alec John Jeffreys developed this major contribution to forensic science while a
professor at the University of Leicester,
DNA profiling
Born in the county, and best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen
John Deacon
Leicestershire museum housing a collection of rockets and satellites
National
Space Centre
Leicester born comedian and one of the six members of the Monty Python team
Graham
Chapman
War of the Roses battle at which the above monarch met his untimely end
Bosworth Field
Popular zoo near Norton in the west of the county
Twycross
13th century Earl of Leicester who has given his name to one of Leicester's universities
Simon de Montfort
Leicestershire town associated with Stilton cheese and pork pies
Melton Mowbray
Motorsport circuit which has hosted the British Superbike Championship
Donington Park
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Level 15
Dec 29, 2021
Nice quiz!