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"This straightforward quiz provides a historical overview of the Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain, and it is intended to give quiz takers the big picture in a chronological format."
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What King of Mercia began his reign in the mid-8th century?
What King of Wessex defeated the Danes and was known as the "Great"?
This king was ruling England, Denmark, and Norway in 1016.
William the Conqueror
Edward the Confessor
William the Conqueror defeated this king in 1066.
Edward the Confessor
What son of William the Conqueror began his reign after his brother was shot in an ambush?
This man, who was a grandson of William the Conqueror, competed for the throne with the Empress Matilda.
The House of Plantagenet began its rule with what king?
What king was the father of Henry III, ruling England from 1199 to 1216?
The Prince of Wales died before his father, Edward III, and so he never had the opportunity to rule. Who was his son, who was able to assume the throne?
Edward III had four other surviving sons (besides the Prince of Wales). One was John of Gaunt. His son, known as Bollingbroke, became what King?
Another son of Edward III, Edmund Langley, had a great grandson who would become a king of England after the death of his brother (though not immediately after). Who was he?
Who, formerly known as the Earl of Richmond, married Edward IV's daughter and made a claim for the throne?
Which of the following was not a child of Henry VIII?
Elizabeth I never had any children, but she stipulated that the son of Mary Queen of Scots should succeed her. He became what king of England?
What Stuart king was restored to the throne in 1660?
What king deposed James II in the so called "Glorious Revolution"?
Who was the next Queen of England after Mary II?
During the reign of which king did James II's son, who was in exile in Scotland, make a failed bid for the throne?
This Queen was a granddaughter of George III.
What king abdicated the throne, leaving it to his brother?
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