Battlefields Trust Wessex Region Quiz
Battles, battlefields and sieges in Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Who commanded Parliament's army at the Battle of Cheriton, 29 March 1644?
Sir Arthur Hesilrige
Sir William Waller
Sir Thomas Fairfax
Sir Ralph Hopton
The Battle of Sedgemoor was the last major pitched battle on English soil. When was it fought?
6 July 1685
15 July 1685
5 November 1688
1 July 1690
Which Civil War battle involved a charge across a waterway called the Wagg Rhyne?
Despite only having a tiny garrison this castle (above) held out for two weeks against an invading French army in 1216. Where is it?
Which south coast town was sacked by a force of French and Genoese raiders on 4 October 1338?
Which of the region's castles was unsuccessfully attacked by the French in 1377?
Why did Roundhead Edmund Ludlow surrender Old Wardour Castle to the Royalists in March 1644?
He had run out of food and water
He was bribed by the Royalists
He was ordered to by Parliament
Half the castle had been accidentally blown up
In 1643 Sir Arthur Hesilrige raised a force of heavily armoured cavalry to fight in the region. What was their nickname?
The Troop of Steel
The Clanking Cuirassiers
On which battlefield would you find this memorial (below)
Which of these is the odd one out?
Which of these women held Corfe Castle for King Charles I throughout most of the First Civil War
The Countess of Derby
Lady Brilliana Harley
Nicola de la Haye
Lady Mary Bankes
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