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Britain in the Middle Ages

Can you name the most important figures and events in medieval history of Britain?
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Last updated: October 17, 2022
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1. Centuries before the Middle Ages, who led the Britons into a bloody rebellion against Roman rule in 60 AD?
Hywell the Good
Queen Boudicca
Llewelyn the Great
King Macbeth
2. What did the Romans build in the north of Scotland to keep the Highlanders out?
Hadrian's Wall
Antonine Wall
Offa's Dyke
Glenfinnan Viaduct
3. According to legend, what did St Patrick banish from Ireland?
Spiders
Rats
Wolves
Snakes
4. Which monk went from Rome to England in 597 to preach about Christ?
St James
St David
St Brendan
St Augustine
5. Which Anglo-Saxon kingdom was the first to dominate on the island of Britain in the early 600s?
Wessex
Danelaw
Northumbria
Mercia
6. Where did the Saxons originally come from to the Britain in the 5th century?
Northern Germany
Norway
Southern France
Iceland
7. Who was the ruler when the Scots and the Picts joined together in 847?
Rhodri Mawr
King Duncan I
Kenneth MacAlpin
King Malcolm
8. What king of Wessex defeated the Danes and established a treaty with them in 886?
King Henry VIII
King Aethelwulf
Charles the Great
Alfred the Great
9. Which Irish king ended the domination of the High Kingship of Ireland and probably ended Viking domination of Ireland?
Columba
Offa
Brendan
Brian Boru
10. Who became the King of England after Edward the Confessor died?
Duke William of Normandy
Harald Hardrada of Norway
Harold Godwinson
Richard the Lionheart
11. How did William the Conqueror die?
Died from smallpox
Black death
Fell off the horse
Stabbed in battle
12. What event brought the end of the Anglo-Saxon rule of England?
Norman conquest
Black death
Wars of the Roses
Battle of Ashdown
13. Which French Duke conquered England in the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and became King of England?
Clovis
William of Normandy
Charles the Great
Alfred the Great
14. What is the name of the document completed in 1086 by order of William I to record the houses and lands in their kingdom?
Medieval Manuscript
The Magna Carta Libertatum
The Charter of Liberties
Domesday Book
15. Who was Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancelor of England, who was murdered in 1170 and later canonized as a martyr?
Thomas Becket
Reginald Fitzurse
Edward Grim
Thomas More
16. According to he stories what is the name of Robin Hood's group who work to rob from the rich and give to the poor?
Brave Men
Little Men
Happy Men
Merry Men
17. What document did the King John sign that said the people had rights and that the king was not above the law?
The Charter of Liberties
The Magna Carta
The Liber Instrumentorum
The Constitution
18. Who led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England?
Owain Glyndwr
Robert the Bruce
Mary, Queen of Scots
William Wallace
19. According to medieval histories and romances, King Arthur led the defense of Britain against which people?
Vikings
Anglo-Saxons
Moors
Franks
20. The Knights of the Round Table first appeared in literature in the mid 12th century. How many knights were there most of the stories?
24
8
10
12
21. What was the son of King Edward III called?
The White Prince
The Red Prince
The Great Prince
The Black Prince
22. Which England king claimed to be king of France and that caused the Hundred Years' War?
King Edward III
King Philip VI
King John II
King Charles IV
23. How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
100 years
116 years
99 years
86 years
24. Which English poet and writer, considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, is best known for "The Canterbury Tales?"
William Shakespeare
Edmund Spenser
Geoffrey Chaucer
Thomas More
25. Who was the leader of the 1381 Peasants' Revolt in England?
Thomas Becket
Roger Bacon
Wat Tyler
John Ball
26. What title did Richard of York give himself while ruling England?
King
Protector
Conqueror
Regent
27. Who did England fight in the Battle of Agincourt in 1413?
Denmark
Spain
France
Ireland
28. Who was the powerful wife of mentally ill Henry VI?
Elizabeth of York
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Margaret of Anjou
Isabella of France
29. What was the only city remaining under English control on the continental part of Europe after the Hundred Years' war?
Le Havre
Caen
Calais
Dunkirk
30. Which two houses in medieval England fought for the throne in the Wars of the Roses?
Windsor and Stuart
Hastings and Byron
Lancaster and York
Tudor and Wessex
31. About how long did the Wars of the Roses last?
12 years
30 years
5 years
2 years
32. At which battle the War of the Roses came to an end?
Battle of Normandy
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Towdon
Battle of Bosworth
33. What new royal house took control at the end of the Wars of the Roses?
Stuart
York
Tudor
Lancaster
5 Comments
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Level 66
Mar 19, 2021
It is a nice quiz, but it's so English dominated that it would have worked better to just make it an medieval English quiz.

(28) one of the claimants is known as Harold Godwinson, who is your Earl Harold, but people don't call him that in the UK. Likewise Harald Hardrada over 'King Hardrada'. I think the correct answer rate is so low because Edward the Confessor left a number of claimants, of whom Harold Godwinson triumphed over Harald Hardrada and then lost to William, but was king for most of the year 1066, so that he is a more obvious answer to the question.

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Level 53
Mar 19, 2021
Thanks. I made correction in question 28. Maybe I should rename the quiz to Medieval England and France?
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Level 79
Apr 30, 2022
Could do with a bit more time, but otherwise a good quiz.
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Level 79
Oct 17, 2022
Hi, nice quiz ! It seems that one answer is wrong though, William the Conqueror wasn’t killed in battle. Sources say he either died of illness or by falling from his horse. I thought maybe it was a confusion with Harold, who was killed at Hastings while fighting William ?
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Level 53
Oct 17, 2022
Thanks, checked and corrected.