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1.
Kings and Queens of the House
  Kings and Queens of the House    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the Royal Houses
U.K. history is filled with rulers from various houses, all vying to remain in power. Can you properly label each ruler with their correct house? (Hint: The rulers are in chronological order.)
Easier, 10 Qns, trident, Jun 02 24
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Jun 02 24
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2.
  Henry, Eddie, Bill or George?    
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
From the clues given can you work out which of these kings of England or the UK are a Henry, an Edward, a George or William?
Easier, 12 Qns, Snowman, May 29 24
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May 29 24
253 plays
3.
  Remembering Kings and Queens   best quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 14 Qns
Favourite questions in pub quizzes involves asking who was the monarch when or who preceded/succeeded a particular monarch. Fortunately, there is a handy rhyme to remember them by - provided you can learn the rhyme. See if you can complete this version.
Average, 14 Qns, rossian, May 02 24
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May 02 24
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4.
  The Prince of Wales Who Would NOT Be King   best quiz  
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
In 1301 the English King Edward I became the first to use the title "Prince of Wales" to designate his heir apparent. He was close to the completion of his conquest of Wales, and thought it might help to maintain control of the area.
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 05 24
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May 05 24
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5.
  Sort Your Eds Out   top quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 11 Qns
From their nicknames or titles and their parentage can you place these King Edwards of England and the UK into the order that they reigned?
Easier, 11 Qns, Snowman, Dec 06 23
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Dec 06 23
250 plays
6.
  A Right Royal English and Scottish Miscellany 1    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How are these three people related?
Average, 15 Qns, valjoedg, Oct 29 19
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Oct 29 19
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7.
  Which Royal House When?   great trivia quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten of the Royal Houses of England from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II. Can you place them in order from the oldest to the most recent? Not all houses are represented and those with breaks are all from the first time they were in power.
Easier, 10 Qns, Midget40, Oct 14 23
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Oct 14 23
522 plays
8.
  One, Two, Three, Your Majesty   popular trivia quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
British Kings and Queens
With the accession of King Charles III, the royal.uk website lists six monarchs who have had III as a regnal number, and four who have had unique names. Can you put these ten kings and queens in order from the earliest to the most recent?
Easier, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Jun 14 23
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Jun 14 23
586 plays
9.
  Caught in the Reign    
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
The line of succession in U.K. royalty isn't always smooth! Here are 10 rulers; do you know which ones were born to rule and which ones became the heir unexpectedly? Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, lordprescott, Aug 09 23
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Aug 09 23
330 plays
10.
The Last of My Line
  The Last of My Line   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
British royal houses come and go, but the monarchy endures. This quiz shines a light on those kings and queens that were on the throne towards the often turbulent final years of the various houses. In memory of Bloomsby.
Easier, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Jul 01 20
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Jul 01 20
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trivia question Quick Question
In 1487 the standard of rebellion was raised in Ireland by Yorkist sympathizers. What was the name of the 'pretender' and who did he claim to be?

From Quiz "Pretenders to England's Throne"




11.
  The Death of Kings   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Unlike the Egyptians, the English took little care of their dead kings. As the scramble for succession took hold, kings were left to die unregarded and some were even lost! How did they die, why did they die and what happened next?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 16 12
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12.
Tales of the Coronation Chair
  Tales of the Coronation Chair   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The Coronation Chair, used by British monarchs since the fourteenth century, is today's topic. What do you know about this amazing artifact?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 22 15
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13.
Keep Calm and Carry On
  Keep Calm and Carry On!   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you identify these long-reigning monarchs from the various kingdoms of the British Isles?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 24 23
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Apr 24 23
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14.
Tales of the Imperial State Crown
  Tales of the Imperial State Crown   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Today we're in London, hoping for a sighting of the Queen! What do you know about her Imperial State Crown?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 22 15
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15.
  Anointed and Crowned - The Coronation   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In October 2022, an event was scheduled for the first time in seventy years - the crowning of a British monarch. Can you answer these ten random questions about the the ceremony called the coronation?
Tough, 10 Qns, Red_John, May 04 23
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May 04 23
290 plays
16.
Tales of the Palace
  Tales of the Palace   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
On today's tour, I am visiting the beautiful Buckingham Palace. Please come along!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 30 15
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634 plays
17.
  Ten Famous British Rulers   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know these famous early British monarchs and rulers? I'll give you several clues for each for you to work out. Good luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 23 21
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Jan 23 21
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18.
Tales of the Royal Family Order
  Tales of the Royal Family Order   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
I have often wondered why some members of the Royal Family wear badges. What do you know about the Royal Family Order?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 10 18
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Nov 10 18
536 plays
19.
  Should Have Succeeded   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Over the course of British history, there have been a number of individuals that should have succeeded to the throne, but died before they had the chance. Can you match the monarch with their late heir?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Feb 05 22
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Feb 05 22
213 plays
20.
  Which Henry?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
England has had eight kings called Henry. Do you know your Plantagenet from your Tudor, your Angevin from your House of Lancaster? Which is which, who is who?
Average, 15 Qns, fringe, Apr 26 12
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21.
  Royal Weddings at Westminster Abbey   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many royal weddings have taken place at London's Westminster Abbey over the years - can you match up the men and women who left the building as new members of Britain's Royal Family with the prince or princess who married them?
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Jul 26 16
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22.
  Henry at Court: Cognomina Mania!   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Yikes! I need your help! The people at the King's Court are speaking some sort of secret language! Are they nicknames or what? Can you help me learn these cognomina? Quick!
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 16 16
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472 plays
23.
  A Right Royal Place - Deaths   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Where did these British monarchs die? Match them up with this list of royal death places...
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Jul 17 16
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369 plays
24.
  Royal Soubriquets - Nicknames of English Kings   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
English monarchs are usually known by a regnal number, but some also bear a nickname that they are also referred to as. Can you match the nickname to the monarch?
Easier, 10 Qns, Red_John, Nov 08 19
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Nov 08 19
431 plays
25.
  A Right Royal Place - Births   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Where were these British monarchs born? Match them up with this list of royal birthplaces.
Easier, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Apr 26 16
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395 plays
26.
  Before They Were King   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here are 15 monarchs who took part in or witnessed crucial or momentous events before they came to the throne of England. Can you identify the right man in each case?
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Nov 11 03
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27.
  Brother to the Monarch   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The answer to each question about English royalty is either the name of a monarch or of his or her brother. Can you always select the correct sibling?
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Jul 19 14
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2242 plays
28.
  Which British Ruler Am I? Part 1   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The rulers tell their stories, and you try to figure out who's talking.
Average, 10 Qns, mycroft, Mar 21 16
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7487 plays
29.
  The Forgotten Royals    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Through the years, there have been many Royals who have had their time in the limelight and are now practically forgotten. Some of these I was unaware existed until recently! How well do you know them? Have a try at this quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, lordprescott, Sep 22 22
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Sep 22 22
199 plays
30.
  Royal Survey   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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.
Average, 20 Qns, skylarb, Aug 07 11
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31.
  Going to the Chapel   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All these British princes and princesses went to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and got married (or had their marriage blessed) there. Can you match each of them up to the person who became their spouse?
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Dec 16 22
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Dec 16 22
287 plays
32.
  Pretenders to England's Throne   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with some of those people who were nearly monarchs, also rans and plausible fakes trying to gain the throne of England. I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, trojan11, Feb 02 07
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33.
  Which Edward?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
England has had eight kings called Edward. Which is which? Can you tell from the clues?
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Dec 06 14
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34.
  Faces on Cards 2: English Monarchs (9 for 10)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another people quiz based on a deck of cards. This is the "Royal Britain" deck printed by Lo Scarabeo in Turin, Italy. Each card shows an English monarch, from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II. But you don't need to have the deck to play!
Easier, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Apr 10 20
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Apr 10 20
372 plays
35.
  Wouldn't Have a Willy Nor a Sam    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I'm Henry! There have been many British royals with that name. Some have ruled and some have been content to sit on the sidelines...and some have done some outlandish things! Can you match the Henry to the deed?
Average, 10 Qns, lordprescott, Sep 24 22
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Sep 24 22
164 plays
36.
  Who are these Royal Persons?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From the given description see if you know who each historical person is.
Average, 10 Qns, Jaffas85, Aug 12 22
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Aug 12 22
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37.
  The Maypole and The Elephant    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throughout history kings, and the occasional queen, have had lovers, some of whom have become famous in their own right.
Average, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Jul 10 10
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38.
  Royal Losers    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Not all Scottish and/or English monarchs were stellar, let alone successful. Some died untimely deaths, either through carelessness or treachery. Match the monarch with circumstances surrounding his or her untimely demise.
Average, 10 Qns, johanndavidt, Mar 01 19
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Mar 01 19
287 plays
39.
  Famous Royal Mistresses   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I decided to do a quiz on this subject after reading the books "Katherine" and "Forever Amber". Although these books are both fiction they are based on some truth and provide fascinating insights into the roles of a royal mistress.
Average, 10 Qns, hj1, Jun 15 14
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40.
  English Royal Houses   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To which Royal House did these monarchs belong?
Average, 10 Qns, awkins, Aug 12 04
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41.
  We are the Royal Verse Makers, We Are   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another Balaton verse quiz, I hope you find them fun. You may find many a worse quiz Than this royal one.
Average, 10 Qns, balaton, Jun 13 14
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493 plays
42.
  The British Monarchy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz has questions about various members of British royalty.
Average, 10 Qns, ladyejayne, Feb 28 11
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43.
  Line of Succession    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz using the successions of the thrones of England and Scotland. Enjoy!
Average, 15 Qns, valjoedg, Sep 28 11
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44.
  Tudors to Windsors: The Generation Game   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz takes you from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II in ten steps: can you identify the various family connections?
Average, 10 Qns, Mutchisman, Oct 01 19
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Oct 01 19
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45.
  The Answer Is Always Edward    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the King Edward with the person, place, object, or phrase.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jan 20 21
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Jan 20 21
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46.
  Edouard, roi d'Angleterre    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since 1066, eight English monarchs have carried the name Edward. Can you answer these questions about them?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Sep 28 18
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Sep 28 18
191 plays
47.
  English Monarchy Since 1400    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
*Whatever English republicans may say, it's hard to imagine the country without the paraphernalia of a Royal Family. This quiz may help to show how much they have coloured English history.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 09 13
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48.
  The Answer Is Always Henry    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the royal Henry with the brief description.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jan 03 21
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Jan 03 21
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49.
  My Guide to British Royalty    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is my quiz according to information gathered by using "The Complete Idiot's Guide to British Royalty" for research. I hope it's fun for all! Enjoy!
Average, 15 Qns, valjoedg, Jan 10 12
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50.
  Which George?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
England has had six kings by the name of George. Which is which and who is who, can you tell from the clues?
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Nov 04 08
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51.
  Medieval English Royalty I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on the basic history of English royalty from William the Conqueror to Edward III.
Average, 10 Qns, jeffrey135, Mar 02 15
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52.
  Which Matilda am I?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although largely forgotten, there have been several Matildas who have figured importantly in English history.
Average, 10 Qns, tripeuro, Aug 12 04
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804 plays
53.
  Which British Ruler Am I? Part 2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Yes, another sequel in this age of sequels. Since you've done so well on the first quiz, though, I've tried to make this one tougher.
Average, 10 Qns, mycroft, Apr 07 02
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54.
  Anglo-Saxon and Medieval English Royalty    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
*All about the early monarchs of England from 800-1485. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, monkee16_99, Sep 20 11
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901 plays
55.
  Royal We - The real royalty of Blackadder    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Edmund Blackadder in his various guises brushed shoulders with the very highest of society, including a number of regal personages. This quiz is all about the real royal individuals portrayed in the series.
Tough, 10 Qns, Red_John, Sep 04 18
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Sep 04 18
163 plays
56.
  Royal English Family Tree    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a hard quiz for those of you who love looking at family trees!
Average, 10 Qns, sharpeirob, Apr 11 18
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Apr 11 18
882 plays
57.
  Animals and Pets of British Royals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The great volumes of English history speak of kings and queens, princes and princesses and the powerful nobles who surrounded them. But what do you know of the menagerie animals and beloved pets of English royalty?
Average, 10 Qns, marymagdalena, Jan 14 18
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Jan 14 18
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  Henri, roi d'Angleterre    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since 1066, eight English monarchs have carried the name Henry. Can you answer these questions about them?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Sep 24 18
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Sep 24 18
203 plays
59.
  When Did These Monarchs Die?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A little quiz where all you need do is identify the years in which these famous British monarchs died.
Average, 10 Qns, dingo74, Jan 27 21
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Jan 27 21
683 plays
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  The Curious Monarchs of England    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on the monarchs of England, including questions about major events, and lesser known facts.
Average, 10 Qns, ibebored, Mar 15 14
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  Royal Nicknames    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you the nickname, you tell me which monarch I am referring to. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, eunomia, Nov 06 10
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62.
  British Monarchy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The single most identifiable aspect of British culture is its monarchy. See how much you know about the history of this noble tradition.
Average, 10 Qns, rbiggles, Jan 19 06
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  Royal Family Middle Names    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Hope you enjoy this quiz about the UK's royal family and their middle names! Best of luck!
Average, 15 Qns, Bronte, Feb 20 23
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Feb 20 23
2009 plays
64.
  A Henry - Every One of Them    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
England has had several kings called Henry and this is just a little quiz about them.
Average, 10 Qns, hj1, Mar 20 12
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65.
  Dates of Accession    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know in which year these kings and queens came to the throne?
Average, 10 Qns, caz231231, Jun 26 14
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66.
  British Monarchy Dates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know who was on the throne on these key dates in British history?
Average, 10 Qns, Jasp10, Feb 19 07
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67.
  Royal Ramblings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about the British Monarchy.
Average, 10 Qns, Kaye19, Jul 12 17
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68.
  A Right Royal English and Scottish Miscellany 2    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here's the final part of how William I, Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are related.
Average, 15 Qns, valjoedg, Dec 02 19
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Dec 02 19
210 plays
69.
  British Royal Mistresses    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know the ladies in the kings' lives?
Average, 10 Qns, groovyvioletchick, Apr 11 07
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70.
  Average The British Monarchy Quiz - 10 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You'd have to be British to do well on this quiz... or very smart!
Average, 10 Qns, valois, Jun 04 16
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71.
  Weddings of Royalty 1    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This concerns the weddings and marriages of the English, Scottish and British from King William I to Mary Queen of Scots.
Average, 15 Qns, valjoedg, Mar 20 20
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Mar 20 20
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72.
  Weddings of Royalty 2    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This portion goes from Lady Jane Grey's sisters to The Duke of Edinburgh. Enjoy!
Average, 15 Qns, valjoedg, Jun 29 20
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UK Royalty / Royals Trivia Questions

1. Although the idea of the coronation goes back much further, the first such ceremony of which significant detail is known is that of King Edgar in 973. In which city did it take place?

From Quiz
Anointed and Crowned - The Coronation

Answer: Bath

Edgar became King of the English (the title generally used by Anglo-Saxon Kings of England) in 959 following the death of his elder brother, Eadwig. Although there is no record of any kind of coronation at the start of his reign, some historians believe that there must have been one in order to cement his royal authority. However, the evidence of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle suggests that Edgar in fact did not have a coronation at the beginning of his reign, instead waiting until he reached the age of around 30 to have a full coronation. This occurred in 973, at a time in his reign that Edgar had achieved considerable success, to the point of being proclaimed as overlord over the whole of the island of Great Britain. The coronation of 973 took place at Bath Abbey, of which Edgar had been a patron since his accession. The ceremony was extensively covered in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which provides much of the evidence of what took place, including a number of elements that remain recognisable to the present. Following his coronation in Bath, Edgar sailed to Chester to hold a council, where a number of other kings, as a symbol of their fealty, rowed Edgar across the River Dee, accepting him as their overlord.

2. What was unusual about Lady Katherine Grey and Lady Mary Grey's marriages?

From Quiz Weddings of Royalty 2

Answer: Declared invalid

1) Katherine was married to Henry Lord Herbert, heir to The Earl of Pembroke in a dual ceremony with her sister Jane and Guilford Dudley. The plan was should John Dudley Duke of Northumberland's coup fail they'd quickly have her marriage annulled (which it was) to show their loyalty. The planned coup was for Northumberland to exclude the dying King Edward VI's half-sisters Mary and Elizabeth and place Jane on the throne. Her second marriage to Edward Seymour Earl of Hertford took place without the permission of Queen Elizabeth I. Edward was off in Europe when Queen Elizabeth learned of the secret marriage of her cousin. While he was gone Katherine lost the written proof of the wedding and the only witness had died leaving Katherine with no proof of her marriage. After she confessed her marriage and pregnancy to her brother-in-law Robert Dudley who then told the Queen she was quickly imprisoned (along with a recalled Edward) and the marriage declared invalid. A sympathetic jailer of The Tower of London allowed the jailed couple to meet and therefore a second son was born. 2.) Mary Grey married Sir Thomas Keyes without the Queen's permission but she took care to have multiple witnesses. But that didn't help as Queen Elizabeth I confined Mary to house arrest while Keyes was sent to Fleet Prison. They never had children nor saw each other again.

3. What was difficult about William I's inheritance of Normandy?

From Quiz Weddings of Royalty 1

Answer: He was illegitimate

William's parents were not married with his mother marrying a different man and having other children. With the help of his great-uncle Archbishop Robert as well as King Henry I of France William came into his inheritance.

4. Of Elizabeth Queen of Bohemia's children from whom did the current line descend?

From Quiz A Right Royal English and Scottish Miscellany 2

Answer: Sophia

Of Elizabeth's thirteen children only her youngest daughter Sophia had survived to be officially named heir to Queen Anne as she was Protestant. But unfortunately Sophia died shortly before Anne's death ending her own chances at becoming Queen.

5. How many children did King William I have?

From Quiz A Right Royal English and Scottish Miscellany 1

Answer: 10

William and his wife Queen Matilda (of Flanders) had 10 children Robert, Richard, William II, Henry I, Adeliza, Cecilia, Matilda, Constance, Adela and Agatha. Robert was designated as the heir to Normandy while Richard had died before the conquering of England. William II, who became King of England had no children. It was rumored that he was homosexual.

6. Prior to becoming king, Richard III was Duke of where?

From Quiz Royal We - The real royalty of Blackadder

Answer: Gloucester

Richard was born the third son of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York in 1452, and was appointed Duke of Gloucester following the coronation of his elder brother as King Edward IV in 1461. He became king following the death of his brother and his usurpation of his nephew Edward V in 1483.

7. King John, on the 7 of Diamonds, ruled from 1199 to 1216. What was his nickname?

From Quiz Faces on Cards 2: English Monarchs (9 for 10)

Answer: Lackland

John was the fifth son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He followed his brother, Richard the Lionhearted, to the throne. He was called "Lackland" as a young prince because, unlike his four older brothers, he received no land rights on the continent. Not one of England's most respected sovereigns, he was also inflicted with the nickname "Softsword." In addition to lacking land, he apparently also lacked piety and lived a very sinful lifestyle. For example, his mistresses, by whom he fathered at least eight or nine sons and two or three daughters, were often married noblewomen, unlike the mistresses of most other monarchs.

8. Religious - merciful - pushed for the use of the English language - valued education - improved the legal system - not a very good cook. Who am I?

From Quiz Ten Famous British Rulers

Answer: Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great lived from 848 to 899. He was King of Wessex from 871 until his death, and, after defeating Viking attempts to take over his kingdom, he effectively became the most powerful ruler in "England", even though his rule didn't encompass the whole of the country at that time. It would become the one country under his grandson, Aethelstan, in 927. Before the attacks by the Danes resumed in the early 890s - and their temporary thorough defeat by Alfred - he set about seeing that London became habitable once more and then turned his attention to the government of his kingdom. From this period and during the remainder of his reign, Alfred improved the taxation system in his realm; tidied up the rules for conscription (compulsory military service of tenants); reformed and reinforced the military defence structure of the country; improved the small naval force (not terribly successfully); modified, altered and tightened up the civil laws existing at that time; applied biblical and merciful concepts to matters requiring the intervention of the justice system; began steps towards cordial relations with other foreign powers; and put a massive effort into improving education and learning (boys only, as was the case then). He truly deserved the name Alfred the Great. The cook tip in the question? Legend has it that during his early struggles with the Vikings, Alfred had strategically retreated to regroup his forces. During this period, he sought shelter in a peasant woman's home, and given instructions by that sturdy dame to keep an eye on some wheaten cakes she'd put in her oven to cook. Deep in thought over his military engagements, however, Alfred let them burn - and was given a severe scolding for his foolishness.

9. Traditionally, where were the royal menageries kept, from the Middle Ages into the nineteenth century?

From Quiz Animals and Pets of British Royals

Answer: The Tower of London

It is uncertain how early the Tower menagerie was started, but it is recorded that Henry III (1207-1272) received a gift of three leopards from the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. They were later joined by numerous other animals. In the 1800s many of the animals were moved to Regent's Park, new home to the world's first of its kind--the London Zoological Gardens (London Zoo). The Tower Menagerie was closed in 1835. Note: According to some accounts, the Tower Menagerie was started by Henry III's father, King John.

10. Who was this prince who fled to Skye Rowed by a faithful buddy? For the island's Fauna he'd no eye But its Flora was his study! Who was this bonny lad?

From Quiz We are the Royal Verse Makers, We Are

Answer: Charles Edward Stuart

The son of James Francis Stuart, "The Old Pretender", and the grandson of James II, Charles Edward Stuart was known as "The Young Pretender" and by his Scots supporters as "Bonnie Prince Charlie". In 1743 his father James named him as regent "Charles III" and in 1745 he raised money to sail for Scotland in two small ships. Support from France was not forthcoming so Charles was left to raise an army when he arrived in Scotland, where he found support from many of the Highland clans. They marched on Edinburgh which quickly surrendered, and in September 1745 defeated the only government forces in Scotland at the Battle of Prestonpans. Spurred on by this victory more Scots rallied to the Jacobite cause and Charles and his army marched south into England with around 6,000 men. They took Carlisle and reached as far as Derbyshire before the almost complete lack of the support they had expected from English Jacobites forced them to turn back. Charles escaped and spent several months being hunted. According to legend Flora MacDonald helped him to escape his pursuers and sail to the Isle of Skye disguised as her maid. Eventually he escaped back to France on a French ship.

11. Æthelred II's infamous nickname is the Unready. This comes from a translation of the Anglo-Saxon word 'unræd.' However, it does not actually mean unready in today's sense. What does it mean?

From Quiz The Curious Monarchs of England

Answer: the ill-advised

The name Æthelred means 'noble council.' Thus the name is a pun. Æthelred had two reigns: 978-1013 and 1014-1016. He spent much of his reigns paying the Vikings not to invade England.

12. Along with William the Conqueror, one of his other nicknames was __________?

From Quiz Medieval English Royalty I

Answer: William the Bastard

William the Conqueror was the illegitimate, or bastard, son of Robert I of Normandy and Herleva, a tanner's daughter. He had a very difficult childhood and found it hard to gain power because of this. His conquest of England led to fundamental social, economic, political and linguistic changes in England.

13. Where did Queen Victoria die?

From Quiz Royal Ramblings

Answer: Osborne House

Queen Victoria was born on 24 May 1819 at Kensington Palace. She ascended the throne on 20 June 1837 and was crowned on 28 June 1838. She married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on 10 February 1840 and they had nine children, four boys and five girls. When Albert died of typhoid fever in 1861 Queen Victoria went into deep mourning and wore mourning clothes for the rest of her life. She died at Osborne House, where she and Prince Albert spent much of their time, on the Isle of Wight, on 22 January 1901 after a reign which lasted for over 63 years.

14. "Longshanks" refers to which Plantagenet king?

From Quiz Royal Nicknames

Answer: Edward I

Edward I reigned from 1307-1327. He was dubbed "Longshanks" by the English people because of his great height, over six foot, which was very rare at that time.

15. Whose mistresses were nicknamed "The Maypole" and "The Elephant"?

From Quiz The Maypole and The Elephant

Answer: George I

George I arrived in England in 1714 unable to speak the language, and with two mistresses in tow. One, Ehrengard Melusine von der Schulenberg, was tall and thin and was instantly dubbed "The Maypole", whilst the other, Sophia von Kielmansegg, was short and fat and was christened "The Elephant". She was also George's illegitimate half sister. They went everywhere together, giving rise to much mockery, as well as speculation as to whether they continued this togetherness in other areas. George I only came to the throne because he was a Protestant. There were at least 50 relatives of Queen Anne with better claims, but they were all Catholic and were excluded from the succession.

16. Which year did saw the death of Richard III?

From Quiz When Did These Monarchs Die?

Answer: 1485

Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, 22nd August 1485. He was born on the 2nd October 1452 and came to the throne on 22nd June 1483, after a statement was read out at St Paul's naming him king. On 9th April 1484 his only legitimate son, Edward of Middleham, died.

17. Who were King Henry III's paternal grandparents?

From Quiz Line of Succession

Answer: Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine

Henry was nineteen when he married Eleanor and their relationship, always stormy, eventually died. After Eleanor encouraged her children to rebel against their father in 1173, Henry had her placed under house-arrest, where she remained for sixteen years. Henry and Eleanor had eight children, William, Henry, Richard, Geoffrey, John, Matilda, Eleanor, and Joan.

18. Who was the last English monarch to be named Henry?

From Quiz A Henry - Every One of Them

Answer: Henry VIII

The great Henry VIII was the last official king Henry of England although some did style Henry Stuart as Henry IX although he never took his claim seriously.

19. 1086 - "The Domesday" book is commissioned.

From Quiz British Monarchy Dates

Answer: William I

"The Domesday" book was a survey of all the landowners and landholdings in England. It enabled the crown to calculate taxes and remains a very useful historical source.

20. This eldest son of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England, should have been king. Can you name him?

From Quiz Pretenders to England's Throne

Answer: Robert of Normandy

Robert of Normandy was the eldest son of William the Conqueror and should have been king of England upon his father's death in 1087. Robert's father, however, had disowned him. Robert, not content with being made Count of Maine rebelled against his father and in 1078 won a victory over the thus far invincible Conqueror near Beauvais on the border of France and Normany. In the fighting the Conqueror was wounded and unhorsed by Robert himself. Although the two were apparently reconciled later, this was not a humiliation that William ever forgot. When William died Robert was totally outwitted by his younger brothers when he sought to claim his inheritence. A career as a Crusader in the Holy Land brought him fame but not his crown. In the end his youngest surviving brother, Henry I, ran rings around him and finally had him imprisoned for the remaining 27 years of his life. Robert of Normandy died on February 3, 1134.

21. She was possibly one of the most famous royal mistresses of all time, the one who became queen. In marrying the king she set a dangerous precedent and was then usurped by another royal mistress. Who was she?

From Quiz Famous Royal Mistresses

Answer: Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn was not the only Boleyn to be romatically involved with Henry VIII - her sister Mary was his mistress, too. It was alleged that their mother, Elizabeth Howard, was also a royal mistress, however when asked about it Henry said, "Never the mother!"

22. What relation was Henry VIII to Elizabeth I?

From Quiz Tudors to Windsors: The Generation Game

Answer: Father

Elizabeth I was Henry VIII's second daughter. Her mother was Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife. All of Henry's three legitimate children became monarch but none of them produced an heir, which is why we start this journey by taking one step back!

23. Catherine Swynford was the great-great-grandmother of which English monarch?

From Quiz Royal English Family Tree

Answer: Henry VII

Henry was from the House of Tudor and ruled from 1485-1509. Growing up in France, Henry Tudor would not have been on anybody's list as a threat to the king. He defeated the Yorkist Richard III at Bosworth Field ending the Wars of the Roses.

24. Which King of Wessex only succeeded to the throne after the death of three of his elder brothers?

From Quiz Before They Were King

Answer: Alfred the Great

Ethelbald reigned from 856-860. Ethelbert from 860-866 and Ethelred I from 866-871. King Alfred reigned for longer than his three brothers put together for he lasted from 871 to 899.

25. What King of Mercia began his reign in the mid-8th century?

From Quiz Royal Survey

Answer: Offa

Egbert was the King of Wessex and began his reign at the beginning of the 800s.

26. Who was the last Saxon king of England?

From Quiz Anglo-Saxon and Medieval English Royalty

Answer: Harold II

In January 1066, Harold II took the throne after Edward the Confessor's death and ruled from January 5 to October 14, 1066.

27. Which British king's favourite mistresses were nicknamed 'The Elephant' and 'The Maypole'?

From Quiz British Royal Mistresses

Answer: George I

Ehrengard Melusina von Schulenberg was the Maypole, as she was tall and thin. Charlotte Sophia Kielmansegge was the Elephant as she was rather a large lady!

28. Which George was said to have secretly married a Quakeress whilst Prince of Wales, having three children with her, which, if true, would mean that all British monarchs since have been usurpers?

From Quiz Which George?

Answer: George III

It is alleged that on April 17th 1759, George III married Hannah Lightfoot, the daughter of a shoemaker. Documents bearing witness to this marriage were impounded in 1866 and lodged in the Royal Archives at Windsor. If the marriage did in fact take place, then the rightful heirs to the throne would have been the issue of that union, and not his children with Queen Charlotte.

29. At Berkeley Castle, Gloucester in 1327 this Edward was horribly murdered, reputedly on the orders of his wife's lover, the Earl of March. It is said that the sound of his screams still echo through the castle. Who was he?

From Quiz Which Edward?

Answer: Edward II

It was widely thought that Edward II preferred the company of his male favourites to that of his wife, Isabella. Edward was deposed in favour of his 14-year-old son in January 1327 and in September of the same year, probably on the orders of Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella, Edward was allegedly put to death "without marking his body," by having a red hot poker inserted into his bowels.

30. Which pair of kings were brothers?

From Quiz The British Monarchy

Answer: Richard I and John

Richard I only spent 10 months of his ten-year reign in England and had no heirs. He was succeeded by his younger brother, John.

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