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quiz 1240 – Richard III (QA)

1 The remains of King Richard III were found in a council car park in which English city in 2012? Leicester
2 For how many years was Richard III king of England? Two
3 At which English castle in Northamptonshire was King Richard III born? Fotheringhay Castle
4 Who was the mother of King Richard III of England? Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
5 Which English monarch was the elder brother of King Richard III? King Edward IV
6 King Richard III was the last of the Plantagenet dynasty and last king of which royal house? House of York
7 What is the name of the battlefield where, traditionally, King Richard III of England died? Bosworth Field
8 How old was King Richard III of England when he died? 32
9 Who defeated King Richard III in the last battle of the ‘Wars of the Roses’? Henry Tudor (Henry VII)
10 Before he became king of England, Richard III was Duke of ‘where’? Gloucester
11 Who was the wife of King Richard III of England? Anne Neville
12 Who was the only child of King Richard III of England and his queen consort? Edward (of Middleham)
13 The English ‘Wars of the Roses’ were fought between which two ‘Houses’? York and Lancaster
14 In English history what colour was the rose of the House of York? White
15 Where did Richard III ‘imprison’ his two young nephews in order to eliminate them from succession to the throne so that he could gain the crown of England? Tower of London
16 ‘Richard III’ is a late 16th Century play by which English playwright and poet? William Shakespeare
17 Middleham Castle, where Richard III spent several years of his childhood, is in which English county? North Yorkshire
18 Who succeeded Richard III to the English throne? King Henry VII
19 What was the nickname of King Richard III of England? Crookback or Crouchback
20 In which year did King Richard III of England die? 1485