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"A general European Medieval History quiz. This deals mainly with the English and the French."
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The first Plantagenet Monarch, Henry II reigned from 1154 to 1189 and is famous for asking four drunken knights, 'Who will rid me of this troublesome Priest?' They promptly did and murdered Thomas Beckett at Canterbury Cathedral. When did this occur?
March 2, 1192
December 29, 1170
May 3, 1180
September 12, 1184
Known often as Edward Longshanks or the Hammer of the Scots, Edward I ruled from 1272 to 1307. He defeated the Brave Heart, William Wallace at which battle?
King Edward II was a weak king famed for playing favorites, an example, Piers Gaveston. Edward did defeat his troublesome barons and nobles at the battle of what in 1322?
The Battle of Boroughbridge
The Battle of Berwick
The Battle of Evesham
The Battle of Norton Moor
Henry IV's (Bolingbroke's) second marriage was to Joan of Navarre. She was disliked and was accused of what?
Henry's first marriage was to Mary Bohun, who bore him seven children. Their eldest son was Henry V who won a great victory over the French at Agincourt in 1415. Whom did he marry?
John, the 'Good' King of France was defeated and captured by the Black Prince at the Battle of Potiers in:
And while on the subject, the Hundred Years War began in 1337. In what year did it end?
No sooner had the Hundred Years War ended, than the War of the Roses began. Henry VI was married to whom?
Margaret of Anjou
Catherine de Medici
Mary of Burgundy
Margaret of Fleurs
A very influential man at the time who was known as the King-Maker was the Earl of Warwick, who was he?
The powerful Lancastrian Duke of Somerset and ally of Henry VI was whom?
This murderous battle fought in March 1461 in a snow storm is said to be the bloodiest ever fought on English soil:
The above Battle secured the crown for which York King?
The peace was short lived and war again broke out, leading to yet another major York victory at Tewkesbury in:
In 1485, Richard III fought and lost the Battle of Bosworth Field and was slain. The Crown went to Henry Tudor. Where did he find the actually crown according to legend?
On Richard's Head
It was never found
In the River
In a Thorn Bush
Another Battle was fought in June 1487, some years later and many count this as a War of the Roses battle and other do not. What is the name of this Battle?
Lambert Simnel wasn't the only pretender, and another revolt occurred in 1491, when this man tried to impersonate Richard, the younger son of Edward IV:
1467 to 1477 saw the last reigning Duke of Burgundy who was he?
Charles the Bold
Henry the Fat
Phillip the Good
Louis the Young
The Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520, saw Henry VIII and his Catherine meeting which French King?
Henry VIII had an older brother who died young and who was married to Catherine of Aragon before Henry who was he?
Finally, Elizabeth I was Henry's second daughter and maybe even more famous than her father. She may have had a relationship with this man who was the Earl of Leicester. What was his name?
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