A very short quiz on the tragic life of the last Plantagenet, and the events of his reign. Not my best quiz, but try it anyway! 9 Questions.
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Richard was born in 1367, to Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, and Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent. On which Christian feast day was he born?
Due to the death of his father and grandfather in quick succession, Richard was only how old when he became King?
Which of these popular uprisings did Richard have to deal with in 1381, gaining fame for his bravery in riding to meet the rebels at Smithfield?
The Kent revolt led by Jack Cade/John Mortimer
The Pilgrimage of Grace
The Peasants' Revolt
The Revolt of the Ciompi
Which of these did Richard take as his personal badge?
Richard's kingship was marked by his close association with several royal favourites. Which of these was not one during his reign?
Michael de la Pole
Robert de Vere
During Richard's reign there was also a flourishing of poetry written in middle English. Which of these poets was not considered to be one of the 'Ricardian' poets?
In 1387/8 Richard was faced with a rebellion from the Lords Appellant, who had many of his supporters put to death. However, Richard decided to take his revenge ten years later- what happened to each?
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Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford
Richard Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel and Surrey
Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick
Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester
Murdered while imprisoned in Calais, probably by former ally Thomas de Mowbray
Incarcerated first on the Isle of Man, and then in the Tower of London
Sent into exile, and after his father's death, deprived of his inheritance
Arrested and beheaded at Westminster
Richard then went to put down a rebellion in Ireland, but when he returned, who had come to claim the throne, founding the House of Lancaster? Name, with roman numerals, as King (----- --)
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Richard's death in Pontefract spelled the end for the main line of Plantagenet kings. Although initially buried in King's Langley, who moved his body to Westminster Abbey?
Henry IV, in grief near the end of his life
Henry V, partly to atone for his father's sins
Edward IV, as he saw himself as Richard's natural successor
Queen Victoria, who saw being buried in a small church as an affront to royal majesty
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