Quiz: Derby Through the Ages

A quiz about Derby through the ages from the Saxons to the 20th century.

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Although it has never been proven, rumour has it that there was once a castle in Derby, but where?

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In 1556 a poor blind woman by the name of Joan Waste suffered a terrible death for her faith. How was she executed?

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The Church of St Michael, Derby, has a very unusual graveyard. What is unusual about it?

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Evidence has been found of Roman occupation in Derby. What was the area known as?

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Entering Derby from the north there was until 1967 a very large church dedicated to which of these saints?

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A community of Jews lived in Derby in the 13th century, but as in most towns the area where they were allowed to live was strictly controlled. What was the original name of the place where th

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In 1601 the tower of St Werburgh's Church collapsed. What caused this?

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On his march to claim the throne Bonnie Prince Charlie marched as far as Derby before giving up and returning to Scotland. What is the name of the bridge at which he finally stopped?

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Rolls-Royce is one of the most famous companies in Derby. In what year did they start?

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Derby has been home to many famous people, one was a famous botanist, scientist and philosopher. Who was it?

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