Trivia Thursday: Hot Time in the Old Town

This Week’s Question: The Great Fire of London started on 2 September 1666 and went on to consume much of the city. Where did it begin? Last Week’s Question: Which weapon’s superiority over the crossbow was proven at the Battle of Crecy in 1346? Answer: The English longbow proved its military supremacy at the battle, which was fought as part of the Hundred Years’ War. The … Continue reading Trivia Thursday: Hot Time in the Old Town

Trivia Tuesday: Weapons of War

This Week’s Question: Which weapon’s superiority over the crossbow was proven at the Battle of Crecy in 1346? Last Week’s Question: The scandalous marriage of Maria Walpole to the Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh led to the passage of what piece of royal legislation? Answer: Maria’s marriage (as well as that of the Duke of Cumberland, Gloucester’s older brother) led to the passing of the Royal … Continue reading Trivia Tuesday: Weapons of War