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Quiz about Royal Pains
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Royal Pains Trivia Quiz


"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" from "Henry IV" easily applies to the characters in Philippa Gregory's "The Kingmaker's Daughter". Red Rose, White Rose, Lancaster and York can give anyone a headache!

A multiple-choice quiz by sally0malley. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
sally0malley
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
367,632
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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344
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Question 1 of 10
1. After securing the throne from the deposed King Henry VI, what did King Edward IV do that alienated "the Kingmaker"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In direct opposition to Elizabeth Woodville and in turn the King, to whom did Warwick arrange a marriage for his daughter Isabel and thus stage a rebellion? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which two members of the Queen's family were executed by Warwick? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. After a tentative peace with the King, Warwick hatched another plan, this time to kill him, place George on the throne and make his daughter Isabel the Queen.


Question 5 of 10
5. Another unsuccessful attempt against King Edward allied Warwick with which unlikely Lancastrian exiled in France? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Who betrayed Warwick and joined forces with King Edward to march on York and London? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What did Anne do after her husband Edward (of Westminster) was killed in the Battle of Tewkesbury? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Who did George believe to be responsible for the sudden death of Isabel?

Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Upon the death of King Edward, and Richard's ascension, which Lancastrian descendent did the Woodvilles enlist to reclaim the throne? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In order for Richard to keep the Crown and eliminate Henry Tudor as a threat, Anne agreed to divorce him and he married Elizabeth of York.



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. After securing the throne from the deposed King Henry VI, what did King Edward IV do that alienated "the Kingmaker"?

Answer: married Elizabeth Woodville

Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, known for his ability to maneuver his choice of leader onto the throne, believed he could rule England through Edward IV. Warwick wanted him to enter into a marital alliance with a European power. Instead the King secretly married Elizabeth, a commoner and a widow of a Lancastrian supporter! Influenced by his wife, Edward IV dismissed his old advisors and placed his new in-laws in positions of power, upsetting Neville who viewed the new queen as an upstart.
2. In direct opposition to Elizabeth Woodville and in turn the King, to whom did Warwick arrange a marriage for his daughter Isabel and thus stage a rebellion?

Answer: George, Duke of Clarence

Fed up with the King's favoritism which was encouraged by the Queen, Warwick married his daughter to George, one of the King's brothers. They planned to demand the King restore his original councillors and advisors ridding them once and for all of the Woodville commoners. Once again, Warwick hoped to be in power to decide on foreign alliances and "rule behind the King."
3. Which two members of the Queen's family were executed by Warwick?

Answer: her father Richard (Earl Rivers) and her brother John

Warwick captured Richard and John attempting to flee to Wales. He accused them of treason and ordered their executions without a trial, chance of appeal or pardon. Richard died beside his beloved son. His last sight was his son's severed head!
4. After a tentative peace with the King, Warwick hatched another plan, this time to kill him, place George on the throne and make his daughter Isabel the Queen.

Answer: True

Warwick told Isabel that he didn't put his fortune and life into the King's service to have it thrown away on the Queen. He said that Edward was not a king for England, but rather a king for the Woodville family. "I'm doing this for you", he told Isabel. "You will take my name and my blood to the throne of England".
5. Another unsuccessful attempt against King Edward allied Warwick with which unlikely Lancastrian exiled in France?

Answer: Margaret of Anjou

Margaret of Anjou was the wife of Henry VI, the very king who was deposed by Edward IV, thanks to the Kingmaker! She agreed to help invade England. The marriage between her son Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales and Warwick's daughter Anne cemented the deal.

Warwick's plan was to defeat the House of York (Edward IV), free the Lancastrian King Henry and rule together with him until he died. Warwick then hoped to guide and advise his daughter and Prince Edward who would become the (Lancastrian) King and Queen of England instead of the (York) George and Isabel.
6. Who betrayed Warwick and joined forces with King Edward to march on York and London?

Answer: George, Duke of Clarence

Furious at being passed over in Warwick's plan for a Lancastrian king, George reconciled with his brothers King Edward and Richard (Duke of Gloucester). With the King, George's army and wealth, and the ever loyal Richard, the Sons of York were reunited! Much of Warwick's army fled in battle and Warwick was killed.
7. What did Anne do after her husband Edward (of Westminster) was killed in the Battle of Tewkesbury?

Answer: became a lady-in-waiting for her sister

With her father dead, her mother in sanctuary and her ruthless mother-in-law captured, poor Anne had few choices! Richard became her champion, she was no longer a Lancastrian --she was a Neville once again! Friends since childhood (Richard was once her father's ward), Anne trusted him completely and happily married him.

Being a part of Isabel and George's household meant swearing loyalty to Edward and Elizabeth. Her marriage to Richard made her Isabel's equal as a duchess in the House of York and her Neville fortune was safe from the greedy George. The icing on the cake was that she became the Queen's sister-in-law.
8. Who did George believe to be responsible for the sudden death of Isabel?

Answer: Elizabeth the Queen

Isabel fearfully confided to Anne that her lapdog died after stealing a piece of chicken from her plate. She warned Anne that the Queen had spies in their households.

After her death George became an increasingly outspoken critic of the King, spreading stories that the King was illegitimate, trapped into marriage by Elizabeth's and her mother's sorcery. When his healthy baby boy also suddenly died, shortly after Isabel's death, there was no stopping George!

He claimed Elizabeth would stop at nothing in order to eliminate anyone she saw as a threat to her own family's advancement. Edward had no choice but to charge him with treason. The Woodvilles bribed witnesses against him and he was sentenced to death. Urged by their mother, Lady Cecily, Edward allowed him to chose his own method of execution. He asked to be drowned in butt of Malmsey wine, the Queen's favorite drink. It was said that after his death the Queen never drank it again!
9. Upon the death of King Edward, and Richard's ascension, which Lancastrian descendent did the Woodvilles enlist to reclaim the throne?

Answer: Margaret Beaufort

Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry Tudor, was a direct descendant of the Lancastrian John of Gaunt. Margaret betrothed Henry to Princess Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth. Henry was sent to Wales years before for his safety. Margaret was, at one time, Anne's friend and even carried her train at her Coronation!

With the help of the Woodvilles he raised an army in Wales and planned to invade England but failed. Margaret was placed under house arrest and Henry fled to France. Elizabeth turned on Margaret, and denied the betrothal. She blamed Margaret for the disappearance of her two sons, the Princes in the Tower.
10. In order for Richard to keep the Crown and eliminate Henry Tudor as a threat, Anne agreed to divorce him and he married Elizabeth of York.

Answer: False

Richard "invited" Elizabeth and her sisters to live at Court. As his nieces, he felt an obligation to "find them good husbands and get them settled". Reluctantly Anne agreed. Despite rumors to the contrary, Richard was faithful to Anne.

She died a year later, dreaming of her deceased son, Edward, and her father, the Kingmaker.
Source: Author sally0malley

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