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English Cathedrals Quiz

A selection of ten English Cathedrals steeped in History. 10 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

Salisbury Cathedral built and consecrated 1220-1258, the Spire of Salisbury Cathedral is how tall in height?

  • 204 ft
  • 304 ft
  • 404 ft
  • 504 ft

Question 2 Photo

Lincoln Cathedral built between 1088-1311, The Chapter House within the Cathedral once hosted a King and his Parliament, which King? Clue: he was murdered.

  • Henry VI
  • Edward II
  • Richard III
  • Richard I

Question 3 Photo

Canterbury Cathedral in 597AD there was a place of worship, however most of the main work was carried out between 1070-1077. Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered there, in what year?

  • 1140
  • 1150
  • 1160
  • 1170

Question 4 Photo

Guildford Cathedral 1936-1961 the Diocese wanted a Cathedral from 1928, some of the work started in 1933 but delayed until 1936, what reason prevented Guildford Cathedral being operational until 1961?

  • Lack of interest
  • Quarreling over the design
  • The Second World War
  • The First World War

Question 5 Photo

Winchester Cathedral's roots lay in the 7th Century, however between 1079-1093 the main construction was completed, what famous person is buried within Winchester Cathedral?

  • Florence Nightingale
  • Jane Austen
  • Emily Bronte
  • Elizabeth Fry

Question 6 Photo

Exeter Cathedral 1112-1400, although from 1050 there has been a place of worship for the people of Exeter, who in the Royal Family takes a keen interest In Exeter Cathedral?

  • Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall
  • Prince Edward and The Duchess of Wessex
  • Prince Phillip
  • Prince Andrew

Question 7 Photo

Chichester Cathedral 1075-1108 built and consecrated, on the Crenelated Turret by the base of the Spire are nesting birds, what type?

  • Kestrels
  • Barn Owls
  • Peregrine Falcons
  • Ravens

Question 8 Photo

Norwich Cathedral 1096-1145, built and consecrated, the Cathedral incorporated what when it was built?

  • An Armoury
  • A Nunnery
  • A Monastery of Benedictine Monks
  • A Poor House/Hospital

Question 9 Photo

Gloucester Cathedral 1089-1499 building and consecrating this Cathedral took a long time, what Monarch is buried here?

  • Edward I
  • Edward II
  • Edward III
  • Edward IV

Question 10 Photo

Wells Cathedral 1176-1490 built and consecrated like Gloucester Cathedral it took a long time to build, but it once was described as the most what of English Cathedrals?

  • Beautiful
  • Ugly
  • Poetic
  • Charming