Plantagenets/Wars of the Roses TSR Pub Quiz

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Welcome to history week! This week we will be testing your knowledge of all things historical, so get ready history buffs!




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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.

Scoring
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. Image

Discrepancies/Challenges in correct answers and scoring will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Happy Quizzing!

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?
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York and Lancaster (symbolised by the white and red roses respectively – though note that at the time this was not necessarily the case)

Question 2 - Whose nickname formed the origin of the name ‘Plantagenet’?
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Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou and father of Henry II (the traditional story is that the name referred to a plant he wore in his hat, though the 20th century version is that he planted the broom plant to improve his hunting covers)

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)
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He (unfairly) seized his inheritance after Henry’s father, John of Gaunt, died

Question 4 - To which Plantagenet king did the houses of York and Lancaster trace their lineage?
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Edward III

Question 5 - What was the name and year of the first battle of the Wars of the Roses?
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The First Battle of St Albans (1455) – the first of two battles here

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?
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The Stanley family (while it is true that Warwick switched sides and then back again, he does not fit the description of waiting on the battlefield to pick a side, and it was not a familial thing in the same way as with the Stanleys)

Question 7 - At some point after August 1483, which Plantagenet king went missing along with his brother?
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Edward V (he disappeared along with his brother Richard, and they are famously referred to as the ‘Princes in the Tower’)

Question 8 - What was the bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses?
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Towton (1461)

Question 9 - Which defeated king’s body was found under a car park in Leicester?
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Richard III

Question 10 - Henry VII defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Which Plantagenet king’s widow did his grandfather marry?
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Henry V (this gave him a royal connection on both sides, as his mother was Margaret Beaufort, a descendant of Edward III)


Leaderboard:
:king1: - Plantagenet Crown – 16 (inc. 6 bonus points)
:king2: - Andrew97 – 12 (inc. 2 bonus points)
:king3: - ROTL94 – 10 (inc. 1 bonus point), Muttley79 – 10 (inc. 1 bonus point), kadiatuj0001 – 10
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Yessss war stuff :lockstock:
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i literally live under a rock. my history knowledge is non-existent. embarrassing i know.
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i literally live under a rock. my history knowledge is non-existent. embarrassing i know.
It's possible you may still get the two easiest ones
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I'll be excited to see if you know the answers to my two hard questions designed for testing the buffs!
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I'm not a massive history person but i'm Yorkshire born and bread soooo I'll give it a try
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I'll be excited to see if you know the answers to my two hard questions designed for testing the buffs!
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!
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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!
Oh no! The quiz will however probably last until about 8.25pm, so I'm sure you'll be able to catch up if/when you return!
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I'm not a massive history person but i'm Yorkshire born and bread soooo I'll give it a try
Great!
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I will be surprised if I get one correct answer
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Lucy Worsley has made history very interesting :sexface:
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I will be surprised if I get one correct answer
No harm in having a go - you just never know
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