Southern England by CoenM

Champion(s):

BillPennington
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Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
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Quiz Description

A quiz about my summer vacation to England (last year) which may be your virtual (late) summer vacation this year.

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Questions:

As we often do we stopped to visit what CITY's cathedral, which celebrates its 800th anniversary this year? Home to one of the four existing 1215 copies of the Magna Carta, it also boasts the tallest church spire in the UK (404 feet), largest cathedral close in the UK (80 acres) and what's believed to be the oldest working clock in the world (built c. 1386).

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Salisbury

This is the visitor center to what ATTRACTION, opened in 2013 to replace a "temporary" center called "a national disgrace" in 1989? It is located a mile and a half from the attraction and is not visible from it; visitors can take shuttle buses or follow a walking path to the site.

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Stonehenge

We made a beach visit in Bournemouth, but somehow missed that what AUTHOR is buried at St. Peter's Church, along with her parents William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft and the heart of her husband?

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Mary Shelley

On what NAVAL VESSEL was this picture taken?

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HMS Victory

Having two boys will mean that you visit places like The Tank Museum, which has the only operating model of what GERMAN WW2 TANK, officially known as the Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausführung H, turret number 131?

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Tiger

Having two boys also means going to the Royal Signals Museum, where we learned that what CHILDREN'S AUTHOR served as a signals officer in World War I, leaving the military in 1920, the same year he wrote the first of two books featuring the stuffed animals owned by his son?

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A. A. Milne

It wasn't always about the boys, though, as we also went to the Chawton museum that was home to what AUTHOR during the last eight years of her life, where she lived with her mother and sister until her death in 1817?

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Jane Austen

A visit to Arundel Castle allowed the boys to participate in a recreation of the Battle of Towton, where my oldest son got to play what FIRST YORKIST KING OF ENGLAND?

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Edward IV

We spent a day on the rocky beach at Hayling Island, which gave us a good look at what LARGEST ENGLISH ISLAND, a county in its own right and notable for its 1970 rock festival?

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Isle of Wight

A visit to what CITY allowed us to see the Spinnaker Tower (built for the millennium), Gunwharf Quays, and its historic dockyard? We did not get to see the Charles Dickens birthplace.

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Portsmouth

We spent the second week of the trip staying in Emsworth, a nice town but not particularly notable for anything. It has counted among its residents what ACTOR, a five time Oscar nominee, most recently for Erin Brockovich?

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Albert Finney

One way we were able to afford the trip was the (relatively) cheap flight home through what GERMAN CITY, whose airport is the hub for Lufthansa?

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Frankfurt