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Wars Of The Roses Quiz

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Who usurped the throne to become king in 1399 and established the House of Lancaster, which was regarded as a major cause of the Wars of the Roses?

  • Richard II
  • Henry III
  • Henry IV
  • Henry VI

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Just prior to open hostilities in the Wars of the Roses, who was given the title of 'Protector of England' during Henry VI's mental incapacity in 1454-55?

  • Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset
  • Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
  • Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York
  • Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick

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In what year did hostilities break out, with the 1st battle of St. Alban's beginning a period of upheaval lasting 30 years in the Wars of the Roses?

  • 1453
  • 1455
  • 1460
  • 1459

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The Wars of the Roses re-erupted in 1459 with the 'invasion of the earls'. Which Yorkist supporter turned his coat and went over to join the King's forces at Ludford Bridge?

  • William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke
  • John Howard, Duke of Norfolk
  • William Hastings, Baron Hastings
  • Andrew Trollope

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During the Wars of the Roses, which battle claimed the life of Richard, Duke of York, and was a major setback for the Yorkist cause?

  • Wakefield 1460
  • Towton 1461
  • Blore Heath 1459
  • Northampton 1460

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During the Wars of the Roses, who was the queen of the Lancastrian king Henry VI?

  • Margaret Woodford
  • Elizabeth Woodville
  • Margaret of Anjou
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine

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During the Wars of the Roses, which battle was/is regarded as the largest and bloodiest to be fought on British soil?

  • Bosworth 1485
  • Towton 1461
  • Tewkesbury 1471
  • 2nd battle of St. Alban's 1461

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During the Wars of the Roses, after his accession to the throne king Edward IV made a dramatic proclamation in 1465 that he'd already married a Lancastrian widow. Who?

  • Lady Bona of Savoy
  • Margaret Beaufort
  • Anne of Bohemia
  • Elizabeth Woodville

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In the Wars of the Roses, Richard Neville, the 'Kingmaker', plotted his own advancement by attempting to marry his daughter Isobel to which member of the Yorkist household?

  • Richard, Duke of Gloucester
  • Edmund, Earl of Rutland
  • George, Duke of Clarence
  • Henry, Earl of Richmond

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According to Shakespeare, how did George, Duke of Clarence, meet his untimely end in the Wars of the Roses?

  • He choked to death on a sandwich
  • He fell down a flight of stairs
  • He was beheaded on his brother's orders
  • He was drowned in a butt of malmsey

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During the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV sought an alliance with the Burgundian court by marrying his sister, Margaret, to which French nobleman?

  • Charles the Rash
  • Phillip the Bold
  • Henri the Ridiculous
  • Guillaume the Brave

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During the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV was captured at Olney by Warwick's forces after which battle in 1469?

  • Edington
  • Edgecote
  • Edgehill
  • Hedgeley Moor

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During the Wars of the Roses, the re-adeption of king Henry VI in 1470 took place at which London site?

  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Eltham Palace
  • Clarence House

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How many children did Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville have together in total during the Wars of the Roses (not including his illegitimate ones)?

  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 12

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During the Wars of the Roses, which nobleman finally met his end at the Battle of Barnet on Easter Sunday 1471, fighting against the monarch he'd helped to place on the throne?

  • Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset
  • Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick
  • Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York
  • Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland

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During the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV adopted his emblem to reflect a solar phenomenon he'd witnessed in 1461. What did he call his emblem?

  • The triple suns of York
  • This sun of York
  • The sun in magnificence
  • The sun in splendour

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During the Wars of the Roses, Warwick the 'Kingmaker' married off which of his daughters to Edward, Prince of Wales, in order to confirm his allegiance to the Lancastrian cause?

  • Isobel Neville
  • Mary Neville
  • Elizabeth Neville
  • Anne Neville

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During the Wars of the Roses, where was Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the 'Kingmaker') laid to rest after the Battle of Barnet in 1471?

  • Bosham Abbey
  • Bisham Abbey
  • Warwick Abbey
  • Tewkesbury Abbey

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During the Wars of the Roses, where did Margaret of Anjou receive the devastating news of the defeat at Barnet and Warwick's death in 1471?

  • Corfe Castle
  • Tewkesbury Abbey
  • Cerne Abbey
  • Middleham Priory

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During the Wars of the Roses, the Lancastrian cause seemed doomed after Edward, Prince of Wales was slain at which battle?

  • Tewkesbury
  • Towton
  • Hexham
  • Flodden

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During the Wars of the Roses, how many times was king Henry VI captured on a British battlefield?

  • Once
  • Twice
  • Three times
  • Never

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During the Wars of the Roses, who succeeded Edward IV to the throne of England in 1483, though his rule only lasted 86 days and he was never crowned?

  • Richard III
  • Henry VII
  • Edward V
  • Henry VIII

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During the Wars of the Roses in 1483, Richard III married the widow of Edward, Prince of Wales. Who was she?

  • Anne of Cleves
  • Anne of Rochester
  • Anne Woodville
  • Anne Neville

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During the Wars of the Roses, what became of Queen Margaret of Anjou after King Henry VI died?

  • She died of tuberculosis in 1497
  • She was ransomed by Louis XI of France in 1475
  • She died during childbirth in 1476
  • She joined the Yorkist cause in 1473

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During the Wars of the Roses what was Warwick the 'Kingmaker's' badge which was worn by his faction?

  • The Boar's head
  • The White Bear and rugged pole
  • The Wild Bear of Warwick
  • The Bear and ragged staff

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During the Wars of the Roses, which earl declined his support for Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485?

  • Earl of Northumberland
  • Earl of Pembroke
  • Earl of Oxford
  • Earl of Wiltshire

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During the Wars of the Roses which two brothers stood by and awaited events before committing their men-at arms to the Battle of Bosworth?

  • De la Pole brothers
  • Grey brothers
  • Stanley brothers
  • Scrope brothers

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Being victorious at Bosworth, whom did king Henry VII marry to bring an end to the Wars of the Roses and found the Tudor dynasty?

  • Cecily Neville
  • Margaret Beaufort
  • Mary Tudor
  • Elizabeth of York

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Just after the Wars of the Roses had subsided an imposter in 1487 claimed to be the son of George, Duke of Clarence. Known as 'The First Pretender', who was he?

  • Perkin Warbeck
  • Richard Trevelyan
  • Wat Tyler
  • Lambert Simnel

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As an epitaph to the Wars of the Roses, Richard III's remains were discovered in what location in 2012?

  • In a churchyard in Coventry
  • In a copse at Bosworth Field
  • Under a car-park in Leicester
  • In a wine cellar in Nottingham

 

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