Fill in the initials (Ditloids) – historical: 10 questions

Fill in the initials referring to historical events in the year given. For example: 1969 – ML would be 1969 – Moon Landing.

  1. 1066 – B of SB
  2. 1199 – D of R the L
  3. 1274 – B of R the B
  4. 1381 – PR
  5. 1485 – B of BF
  6. 1555 – E of TC, JL and NR by B at the S
  7. 1688 – GR
  8. 1720 – SSB
  9. 1859 – CD publishes O of the S
  10. 1968 – PS

Answers below (scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 1066 – B of SB
    A: Battle of Stanford Bridge
  2. 1199 – D of R the L
    A: Death of Richard the Lionheart
  3. 1274 – B of R the B
    A: Birth of Robert the Bruce
  4. 1381 – PR
    A: Peasants Revolt
  5. 1485 – B of BF
    A: Battle of Bosworth Field
  6. 1555 – E of TC, JL and NR by B at the S in O
    A: Execution of Thomas Cranmer, John Latimer and Nicholas Ridley by Burning at the Stake in Oxford (Cranmer’s speech before his execution was quite a piece of oratory – you can read it here)
  7. 1688 – GR
    A: Glorious Revolution
  8. 1720 – SSB
    A: South Sea Bubble
  9. 1859 – CD publishes O of the S
    A: Charles Darwin publishes Origin of the Species
  10. 1968 – PS
    A: Prague Spring

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