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1. Edward, son of the weak Edward II, was one of the greatest kings England ever had. This splendid warrior was crowned in 1327 after his father's abdication (and subsequent murder). How old was the teen prince when he became king?
2. The first years of Edward's reign were placed under the control of a council of barons and of the court dominated by the proud Mortimer. Who led the barons?
3. Once Edward seized the power for good, what happened to the Lord Protector Roger Mortimer?
4. In 1348, Edward decided to promote and glorify knighthood by establishing a famous order of chivalry. What was it?
5. In 1333, Edward and his well disciplined army won an important battle at Halidon Hill. Which adversary did they defeat?
6. The death of Charles IV of France (1328) - who had no heir - gave Edward a very respectable claim to the Kingdom of France through his mother Isabelle, Charles's sister. Who replaced Charles on the throne?
7. After a series of unsuccessful and expensive attempts to seize the French crown, the wind finally turned for Edward when in 1345 one of his greatest soldiers retook most of Gascony and gave Edward the encouragement he needed to prepare his army for the invasion of France. Who was this hero soldier?
8. In 1346 the English, though heavily outnumbered by the French, won the battle of Crecy. What was the decisive element in this battle, the one that tilted the scales in favor of the English?
9. The truce made after Crecy lasted till the death of Philippe VI and the accession of his ambitious and naive son Jean II. In 1356, after a fierce battle, King Jean was taken prisoner. What was the name of this battle?
10. Edward the Black Prince, heir to the English throne, died in 1376, one year before his father. Richard II was the next in line to be king. What was his link with Edward?
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