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20th Century Monarchs
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Frederick VIII, king of Denmark, died in 1912. How did his family come to hear about his death?
He fell through the palace roof right on to the dining room table
They received his head in the mail.
They were fishing by the river and his body drifted past
He was found dead by the Geman police.
King George of Greece died in 1913. How?
He fought a duel with his brother for the throne and lost
He went mad. He thought he was a goat and killed himself
He ordered two body guards to follow him wherever he went but was betrayed by them
He was assassinated while walking alone
Kaiser Wilhelm II was a stern disciplinarian. He had his own sister, Princess Viktoria, arrested. What was her offence?
She beat him at chess
She rode a bicycle in public
She was caught smoking in public
She was found eating at a cheap and seedy restaurant
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was a cruel man and had a cruel nickname for king Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy. What was that nickname?
Dwarf (because he was short)
Booger (because he once had one on his face at an important meeting)
Retard (because he was stupid)
Yellow (because he was a coward)
King Alfonso XIII of Spain was riding his horse in a parade in April 1913, when an assassin fired at him and missed! But he had a second gun! What did the king do?
Hid behind the horse that had been killed by the first bullet
Ordered his guards to protect him
Charged at the man and disarmed him
Nothing. He was shot and killed
In 1903, terrorists entered the palace of the Serbian king and killed him and the queen. What did they do to the corpses?
Chopped them up and threw them in the Danube
Threw them out of an upstairs window
Put them in coffins and had them buried
Hid them in the palace grounds
Nikola I of Montenegro had an odd way of dealing with criminals. What was it?
He was the judge. He sat under a big tree and they brought the criminals before him
He gave them a 10 minute headstart and hunted them to the death with a pack of dogs
He executed them all and let God decide who was guilty
If a man had committed a crime he was given a second chance. If he committed another, he was killed
Tsar Nicholas II had a close adviser, Gregory Rasputin. In 1916 Rasputin made three predictions about his own murder. Which came true?
"If I am killed by a peasant, the Tsars will rule for hundreds of years"
None of these came true. Rasputin died of old age.
"If I am killed by a noble, the Tsars will not be seen in Russia for 25 years."
"If I am killed by a member of the royal family, the Tsar and his family will not last two years."
King Charles of Hungary lost his throne in 1918 and was banned from the country. How did he try to get back into Hungary?
He pretended he was dead and was carried back in a coffin
He rode in a train disguised as a workman from Portugal
He gave the guards at the border lots of beer
He forged an offical invite to the new king's coronation
King Zog of Albania fled from his palace when the Italians invaded in 1939. He ended up in Paris but, when World War Two began he was a target for Adolf Hitler's German troops. He fled to England for safety. But how did he get out of Paris with the Germans searching for him?
He rode a bicycle and towed the Queen in a barrow behind
He bribed an Air-force general to look the other way
He travelled in a red Mercedes that was identical to the one that Hitler owned
He travelled on a coal train hidden under the sacks of coke
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Compiled Oct 04 13