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The Stuarts History Quiz #2 - The Court and Favourites

The Courts, favourites and characters of King James I and King Charles I. 10 Questions.

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King James I of England, who ruled England between 1603 to 1625 was also King of Scotland since he was 13 months old; in which year did he become King of Scotland?

  • 1567
  • 1582
  • 1594
  • 1598

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Which three words best describe King James I (''A History of the Modern British Isles, 1603-1707'' - David L Smith)?

  • Catholic, French, Intellectual
  • Closed, Flamboyant, Puritan
  • Drunken, Immoral, Pragmatic
  • Provocative, Formal, Split

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Due to King James I's pragmatic and peaceful foreign policy, who was he known as?

  • Brutum Fulmen
  • Auribus Teneo Lupum
  • Liber Extra
  • Rex Pacificus

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King James I was seen as pragmatic and a monarch who sought to reach compromise - but he was also a firm believer in ''what''?

  • Divine Rights of Kings
  • Iconoclasm
  • Plantation of Presbyterians
  • Absolutism through Catholicism

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Which of these royal favourites held their position in the reigns of King James I and King Charles I?

  • Lionel Cranfield, Earl of Middlesex
  • Esme Stuart, Duke of Lennox
  • George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
  • Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset

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What was meant by the ''Privy Council''?

  • Political success was based on establishing a network of support.
  • The monarch's private living space with the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.
  • King's selected advisers and administrators.
  • Competing groups in politics.

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The Court of King Charles I was seen as very formal, but this also reflects the monarch's ''Patronage of Arts'' - what was the name of the elaborately costumed fantasy play?

  • King Pym
  • Great Remonstrance
  • Court Masque
  • Laudianism

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Who was the wife of King Charles I, who he married in 1625 after the failure of the Spanish Match in 1623?

  • Henrietta Maria of France
  • Infanta Maria Anna of Spain
  • Anna of Austria
  • Constance of Austria

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The Howard Faction inside of the Court of King James I brought the influence of which religion into the English Court?

  • Calvinism
  • Presbyterianism
  • Catholicism
  • Puritanism

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Who was the leading courtier painter in the English Court during the reign of King James I and King Charles I?

  • Anthony van Dyck
  • Jacob Coning
  • Reinhold Timm
  • Henry Anderton