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Which of his queens, known as 'the Concubine', did Henry VIII marry secretly in 1533?
Anne of Cleves
On Easter Sunday, 3rd April, 1043, Edward the Confessor was the last king crowned in the old Saxon cathedral at Winchester. Where were the coronations of future English monarchs held?
St George's Chapel, Windsor
St Paul's Cathedral
The Tower of London
What did the English call George I's two mistresses whom he brought with him from Hanover? One was tall and thin and the other was a large lady.
The Stick and The Log
The Maypole and The Elephant
The Giraffe and The Hippo
The Needle and The Pincushion
Which Norman king, son of William the Conqueror, was mysteriously killed by an arrow while out hunting in the New Forest?
Which romantic royal figure became the Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old?
Marie de Coucy
Margaret of Scotland
Joan of England
Were King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace when it was hit by German bombs on 12th September, 1940?
Which son of King Canute died suddenly on 8th June, 1042, while drinking at a feast? (Hint: Look at his father's name.)
Whose execution was ordered by James I of England, although this aristocrat embarked on his last voyage to get gold for the chronically impoverished monarch?
Sir George Somers
Sir Henry Morgan
Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Francis Drake
Martha Ray, a singer, who was murdered in 1779, was the mistress of which English earl?
Earl of Sandwich
Earl of Hamburger
Earl of Pasty
Earl of Biscuit
Which mistress of Edward VII was the great-grandmother of Camilla Parker-Bowles, who was the mistress and later wife of Charles Windsor, the Prince of Wales?
Princess de Sagan
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