The Tale Of A Seige Quiz
Answer the questions, sort the clues and identify the nursery rhyme that summarises the tale. Beware of evil Praggy Traps! 10 Questions.
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On 13th June 1648, Lord Fairfax's Parliamentarians forced Royalist troops to seek refuge within the walls of Colchester in which County?
On 15th June 1648 the Royalists fortified the tower roof of which Colchester church with a massive cannon?
The Royalist cannon and other fortifications did their job and Lord Fairfax lost how many men during his initial assaults?
400 - 500
300 - 400
200 - 300
What did Lord Fairfax decide to do after his losses?
Keep attacking on foot
Tunnel under the walls
Lay seige and starve the royalists
Seek reinforcements from the Duke of York
Which river did Fairfax blockade to prevent ships from supplying the city?
How did Fairfax blockade the landward approaches to the city?
He set up road blocks
He built artillery forts around the perimeter
He blocked all wall openings with rubble
He surrounded the city with troops
The siege worked and the inhabitants of Colchester were forced eat what?
Slugs, snails and puppydog tails
Pets, candles and soap
Their shoe leather
On 14th July 1864 Fairfax ordered his artillery to bombard the walls of St.Mary's church causing the top to collapse with what result?
The big Royalist cannon fell
The walls were breached
The citizens all escaped
Royalist forces immediately surrendered
The Royalists tried to reunite the heavy cannon with its carriage and hoist it back onto the city wall but failed, despite employing what?
All their men
All their horses
All their men and horses
The city's biggest crane
What was the nickname of the big cannon AND the Nursery Rhyme believed to have been derived from these events?
Mary (Mary Quite Contrary)
The Grand Ole Duke of York
Old Mother Hubbard
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