Plantagenets/Wars of the Roses TSR Pub QuizWatch
We start the quiz tonight (Thursday 14th May) at 7.30pm!
This quiz will be testing your knowledge of the Wars of the Roses principally, but also of the Plantagenet dynasty more generally too. Join me at 7.30pm for battles, kings, victories and defeats aplenty!
Don't worry if you only know a little bit, there are some easier questions that most people should be able to at least try to answer, and I will be on hand to give hints if it looks like people are struggling.
Everyone will receive 1 point for each correct answer you give. If you're the first to get the correct answer you score an additional bonus (1) point.
I will post the questions at (roughly) 5 minute intervals and quote in everyone who answered the previous question.
Discrepancies/Challenges in correct answers and scoring will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
List of Questions (and Answers afterwards)
Question 1 - What are the names of the two houses that were involved in the Wars of the Roses?
Question 2 - Whose nickname formed the origin of the name ‘Plantagenet’?
Question 3 - What did Richard II do to turn the future Henry IV against him? (This was a key precursor event to the Wars of the Roses)
Question 4 - To which Plantagenet king did the houses of York and Lancaster trace their lineage?
Question 5 - What was the name and year of the first battle of the Wars of the Roses?
Question 6 - Which family was notoriously unreliable in their loyalties during the Wars of the Roses, and were known for standing by on the battlefield and waiting to choose a side?
Question 7 - At some point after August 1483, which Plantagenet king went missing along with his brother?
Question 8 - What was the bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses?
Question 9 - Which defeated king’s body was found under a car park in Leicester?
Question 10 - Henry VII defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Which Plantagenet king’s widow did his grandfather marry?
- Plantagenet Crown – 16 (inc. 6 bonus points)
- Andrew97 – 12 (inc. 2 bonus points)
- ROTL94 – 10 (inc. 1 bonus point), Muttley79 – 10 (inc. 1 bonus point), kadiatuj0001 – 10
Let’s see, can’t promise I’ll even be able to participate though because 7:30 to 8:00 is usually when I’m having dinner. Maybe I’ll be on for the first questions and then have to leave, but I will check the whole thread nonetheless!