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watersoul
I'm a bit strange with numbers and I quite like even figures, so the first correct reply to the following questions will win 8.70 coins (I'm rounding down to 600) Laughing
I live in Torbay on the SW coast of England so it's a little history quiz relating to this lovely little piece of British coastline:

Question 1,
In 1688 probably the most important event in the bays history occured, who arrived here, and what were his/her intentions?

Question 2,
In 1847 there was much civil unrest here. What happened and why?

(Note, replies must show sources and be [quoted] as appropriate, I will google replies before paying out!) Wink
adri
Looks like a decent chap: William III.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:William_III_Landing_at_Brixham,_Torbay,_5_November_1688.jpg


For the second part: the price of provisions went up causing the local folks to start an uprise of some sorts.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Torquay


Gotta love Wikipedia


adri
watersoul
adri wrote:
Looks like a decent chap: William III.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:William_III_Landing_at_Brixham,_Torbay,_5_November_1688.jpg


Yep correct, the Glorious Revolution was played out (in part) at a sleepy fishing village just on the other side of the bay from me.
Quote:
The Revolution permanently ended any chance of Catholicism becoming re-established in England. For British Catholics its effects were disastrous both socially and politically: Catholics were denied the right to vote and sit in the Westminster Parliament for over 100 years afterwards, were denied commissions in the army, and the monarch was forbidden to be Catholic or marry a Catholic, a prohibition which continues to this day.

Quote:
William brought over 11,212 horse and foot. William's cavalry and dragoons amounted to 3,660.[62] His artillery train contained 21 24-pounder cannon. Including supply train his force consisted of about 21,000 men


And for question number 2:
adri wrote:

For the second part: the price of provisions went up causing the local folks to start an uprise of some sorts.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Torquay

The price of bread sky-rocketed and the local bakers were looted, prompting the call out of soldiers to quell the disturbance.

Here's a pic of a police truncheon/baton for sale which is stated to be from the very riot:

http://www.lawrences.co.uk/Catalogues/fa281008/page2.htm
...I wouldn't fancy a clout over the head with it, but then who knows what risks you take if you're really hungry?

adri wrote:

Gotta love Wikipedia

Lol, but sadly we can't always trust the one we love sometimes Wink Well done, coins donated Smile
Asap170
May I asked why you did this? It's only a little random.
watersoul
Asap170 wrote:
May I asked why you did this? It's only a little random.

Of course it is, which is why it's in 'general chat'...I was just in a silly 'end of the week' mood tonight and fancied rounding my coins to 600 while having a bit of fun inviting people from around the world to do a search and learn a snippet of local history from the bit of British coastline where I live Smile
Asap170
Oh. You can feel free and gift me some coins if your that desperate to get rid of some of them!
watersoul
Asap170 wrote:
Oh. You can feel free and gift me some coins if your that desperate to get rid of some of them!

Lol, I am browsing the market to exchange coins for Fri$ at the moment? ...even numbers only though, of course! Wink
Asap170
I have some Frih$... Hit me up with a PM if your interested. I feel like I am making a deal with some random person. (sounds better in my head)
adri
Thanks watersoul. Very Happy


adri
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