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1. The Square in front of the British Museum refers to their family name. Another Square that is nearby refers to their title. Which of these Dukes are the Dukes on whose estates the British Museum was built?
2. Aptly called FitzRoy,he was indeed the illegitimate son of an English King, rebelled against his father's successor and was defeated by an ancestor of Sir Winston Churchill at Sedgemoor. What Duke's title was his?
3. They created a title for him when he preferred the love of a twice-divorced American to the 'pomp and circumstance' of the English crown. They relegated him to the rank of Duke of ______.
4. He had a more than usually distinguished military career and won one of the most resplendent victories of the British army in the course of their history. After having been Prime Minister he accepted the lower-ranking job of Foreign Secretary. His nickname smacks of Heavy Metal.You find his tomb in the Crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral.He was the Duke of _________
5. They were the Dukes of Albany (Prince Leopold), of Connaught (Prince Arthur) and of Edinburgh (Prince Alfred). Their eldest brother had to wait till he was sixty before he could take over the throne. Their dad was called Albert. Who was their mom?
6. He was for sure a Grand Old Duke, and they had called him Frederick Augustus. He commanded the English army in Flanders (1794-95). The famous nursery rhyme about him misrepresents his age (he was thirty-one), the number of his troops (30,000 rather than 10,000) and no, there were no hills in the area where he was fighting. But still he was the Grand Old Duke of ____ ?
7. And who was that Grand Old Duke the second son of?
8. His wife Sarah (born Jennings) was a good friend of the Queen. He won many victories in the War of the Spanish Succession, and the Queen gave him all he needed to build a splendid palace in commemoration of his most famous one: Blenheim. Being a brilliant soldier and statesman, he set a fine example for his 20th century descendant, Sir Winston Churchill. Who was he?
9. Charles II raised him to the peerage and called him the Duke of Albemarle. But his contemporaries probably remembered him best as the distinguished military leader he had been at the end of the Civil War, General ______ ?
10. The best-known seafarer in Elizabethan times was not a Duke but just Sir Francis Drake. He was knighted on board his ship on returning from a journey around the world that had lasted from 1577 till 1580. What was the name of his ship?
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