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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #360 on: 10 Jan 2018, 01:42 »
Correct, of course.  In further trivia, I am apparently a very distant descendant of hers.  So keep your eyes off granny's tits! :=

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #361 on: 10 Jan 2018, 03:46 »
How distant? Am I allowed to use a telescope?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #362 on: 10 Jan 2018, 06:06 »
I think the connection traced back to the prehistoric period. :grin:

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #363 on: 10 Jan 2018, 14:13 »
Well guess it is my turn. and sticking with a link to the prior question by involving the city of Coventry.
This mid 19th century author lived for sometime near Coventry and was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She wrote under a man's name. What was this author's pen name? and a bonus question what was her real name?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #364 on: 10 Jan 2018, 15:01 »
I would guess at George Elliot, although if I'm right, I'm afraid I don't know the real name.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #365 on: 10 Jan 2018, 16:11 »
I would guess at George Elliot, although if I'm right, I'm afraid I don't know the real name.
You are correct there. Give some people a little while to guess the real name but you can pose another question.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #366 on: 10 Jan 2018, 23:53 »
Mary Shelly?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #367 on: 11 Jan 2018, 03:12 »
Not Mary Shelley but the first name is correct.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #368 on: 11 Jan 2018, 11:14 »
I think her surname was Evans?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #369 on: 11 Jan 2018, 12:30 »
close enough Mary Anne Evans.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #370 on: 24 Sep 2018, 18:19 »
Who succeeded Genghis Khan?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #371 on: 24 Sep 2018, 18:51 »
Don't know if this person preceded or succeeded Genghis Khan but the only other person I remember hearing about was something like "Kublai Khan"
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #372 on: 25 Sep 2018, 02:13 »
Don't know if this person preceded or succeeded Genghis Khan but the only other person I remember hearing about was something like "Kublai Khan"

Don't feel bad. I can only name four people in the succession line including Gengis. Kublai is one of them but he isn't the answer here! Kublai was a grandson of Gengis' but not the one to directly inherit the Empire after Gengis.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #373 on: 25 Sep 2018, 11:13 »
Ă–gedai Khan
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #374 on: 25 Sep 2018, 15:27 »
Yep 8-) your go...

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #375 on: 28 Sep 2018, 09:40 »
Someone else can take my turn :-)
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #376 on: 28 Sep 2018, 10:25 »
What famous person died from holding on too long when he had to urinate?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #377 on: 28 Sep 2018, 10:45 »
What famous person died from holding on too long when he had to urinate?

I'm fairly sure one of the Kings of England (can't remember which one) essentially died of constipation, but this one I'm not sure of.  Unless it's thought to be the case of the spontaneous combustion of the .. .... (trying to remember from Red Dwarf!) town crier of Warsaw?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #378 on: 28 Sep 2018, 10:59 »
Not either of those.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #379 on: 23 Oct 2018, 11:00 »
Was it Tycho de Brahe?
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