Medieval Falconry Quiz
A quick look at some of the historic customs and traditions of this legendary form of hunting 10 Questions.
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Commonly known as "The Book of Hawking, Hunting, and Blasing of Arms", it was printed in 1486 under which title?
"Henry Tudor'f Lyttle Red Boke of Byrrding"
"Boke of Seynt Albans"
"Byrding Wyt Rychard III"
"Falconri Fyr Dummif"
Popular amongst most classes, Falconry was particularly enjoyed by which group of people?
Knaves and servants
The "Boke of Seynt Albans" provides a list of birds matched to their "appropriate" social classes; which bird is suited to servants?
In the English sport of gentry and royalty, which bird was considered the king of raptors?
The term "tercel" (from Latin for "third") is used for male falcons because of which (incorrect) belief?
They only have three talons
They have three brains
They have three wings
Only one in three eggs hatches a male bird
What term is used to describe a raptor shielding its prey?
What are the leather thongs permanently attached to the leg of a bird of prey to keep it under control while in the hand?
According to a letter to Lord Lisle, from Sir William Kingston, how often did King Henry VIII indulge in "Hawking"?
Twice per week
What is the reason for attaching bells to the legs of birds of prey?
To amuse the ladies accompanying a hunt
To locate birds hidden in trees or behind scrub
To keep the bird alert
To enable the owner to identify his bird in flight
According to the listings in the "Boke of Seynt Albans", which was the only class of person permitted to own Gyr falcons?
Kings and Queens
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