Top 10 Great Britain facts Selected as the most interesting among United Kingdom related questions in United Kingdom quiz What is the furthest distance you can get from the sea in the UK?70 miles (112 km). Coton in the Elms is a village and a parish in the English county of Derbyshire. It is located five miles south of Burton upon Trent. South east of the village is Church Flatts Farm, which is defined by the Ordnance Survey as the farthest point from the sea in Great Britain.Created by: globalquiz.orgUnited Kingdom facts » According to tradition, how many people were killed in the great fire of London in 1666?6. The death toll is traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded.Created by: Jason BeagleyLondon facts » This strange object was built on the coast of Great Britain. What is it?Acoustic mirror. Prior to World War II and the invention of radar, acoustic mirrors were built as early warning devices around the coasts of Great Britain, with the aim of detecting airborne invasions. The development of radar put an end to further experimentation with the technique.Created by: globalquiz.orgWorld War I facts » In which domain did Winston Churchill win the Nobel Prize?Literature. Winston Churchill was a prolific writer. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his numerous published works, especially his six-volume work The Second World War. Created by: globalquiz.orgNobel prize facts » When was the Great Britain separated from the European continent and became an island? About 8,000 years ago. Until about 14,000 years ago, Great Britain was joined to Ireland, and as recently as 8,000 years ago it was joined to the continent by a strip of low marsh leading to what are now Denmark and the Netherlands. Great Britain became an island at the end of the last glacial period when sea levels rose due to the combination of melting glaciers and the subsequent isostatic rebound of the crust.Created by: globalquiz.orgEngland facts » What was the condition of the famous admiral Horatio Nelson?One-eyed and one-handed. Nelson was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. During the Battle of Copenhagen, he refused to retreat, raising the telescope to his blind eye, and saying 'I really do not see the signal.Created by: KasiaAge of Sail facts » In which city, according to the legend, did Lady Godiva ride naked through the streets in the 11th century?Coventry. There was a historic figure, Lady Godiva, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. But, since the name was a popular one (meaning "gift of God" in Old English), it is uncertain if she was the same Godiva who appears in the legend.Created by: globalquiz.orgculture facts » Who is it?David Suchet is an English actor, known for his work on British stage and television. He played Edward Teller in the TV serial Oppenheimer and received the RTS and BPG awards for his performance as Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British serial The Way We Live Now. For his role as Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot he received a 1991 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination.Created by: poirot1608actors facts » What was the name of a ship sunk by Germans in 1915 which caused US to join the First World War? RMS Lusitania. The Imperial German Embassy in U.S. decided to warn passengers not to sail aboard Lusitania. It placed a warning advertisement in 50 American newspapers, just next to an advertisement for the Lusitania's return voyage.Created by: Kasiahistory of North America facts » What sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland?Irish Sea. The Irish Sea has coasts on all four constituent countries of the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and the Northern Ireland.Created by: globalquiz.orgIreland facts » Play United Kingdom quiz and see all the questions.