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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?
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Hadrian's Wall
Offa's Dyke
Antonine Wall
3. According to legend, what did St Patrick banish from Ireland?
Wolves
Rats
Snakes
Spiders
4. Which monk went from Rome to England in 597 to preach about Christ?
St David
St James
St Brendan
St Augustine
5. Which Anglo-Saxon kingdom was the first to dominate on the island of Britain in the early 600s?
Mercia
Wessex
Danelaw
Northumbria
6. Where did the Saxons originally come from to the Britain in the 5th century?
Iceland
Northern Germany
Norway
Southern France
7. Who was the ruler when the Scots and the Picts joined together in 847?
Kenneth MacAlpin
King Duncan I
Rhodri Mawr
King Malcolm
8. What king of Wessex defeated the Danes and established a treaty with them in 886?
King Henry VIII
Alfred the Great
King Aethelwulf
Charles the Great
9. Which Irish king ended the domination of the High Kingship of Ireland and probably ended Viking domination of Ireland?
Brendan
Brian Boru
Columba
Offa
10. Who became the King of England after Edward the Confessor died?
Duke William of Normandy
Richard the Lionheart
Harald Hardrada of Norway
Harold Godwinson
11. How did William the Conqueror die?
Died from smallpox
Black death
Stabbed in battle
Fell off the horse
12. What event brought the end of the Anglo-Saxon rule of England?
Black death
Norman conquest
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
Alfred the Great
William of Normandy
Charles 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?
Domesday Book
The Charter of Liberties
Medieval Manuscript
The Magna Carta Libertatum
15. Who was Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancelor of England, who was murdered in 1170 and later canonized as a martyr?
Thomas More
Thomas Becket
Reginald Fitzurse
Edward Grim
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?
Little Men
Happy Men
Merry Men
Brave 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 Constitution
The Liber Instrumentorum
The Charter of Liberties
The Magna Carta
18. Who led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England?
Owain Glyndwr
William Wallace
Robert the Bruce
Mary, Queen of Scots
19. According to medieval histories and romances, King Arthur led the defense of Britain against which people?
Franks
Vikings
Anglo-Saxons
Moors
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?
12
24
8
10
21. What was the son of King Edward III called?
The Black Prince
The Great Prince
The White Prince
The Red Prince
22. Which England king claimed to be king of France and that caused the Hundred Years' War?
King Philip VI
King Edward III
King John II
King Charles IV
23. How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
100 years
86 years
99 years
116 years
24. Which English poet and writer, considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, is best known for "The Canterbury Tales?"
Edmund Spenser
Geoffrey Chaucer
William Shakespeare
Thomas More
25. Who was the leader of the 1381 Peasants' Revolt in England?
John Ball
Thomas Becket
Roger Bacon
Wat Tyler
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?
Spain
Denmark
Ireland
France
28. Who was the powerful wife of mentally ill Henry VI?
Margaret of Anjou
Elizabeth of York
Isabella of France
Eleanor of Aquitaine
29. What was the only city remaining under English control on the continental part of Europe after the Hundred Years' war?
Calais
Dunkirk
Le Havre
Caen
30. Which two houses in medieval England fought for the throne in the Wars of the Roses?
Hastings and Byron
Tudor and Wessex
Lancaster and York
Windsor and Stuart
31. About how long did the Wars of the Roses last?
2 years
30 years
12 years
5 years
32. At which battle the War of the Roses came to an end?
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Normandy
Battle of Towdon
Battle of Bosworth
33. What new royal house took control at the end of the Wars of the Roses?
Tudor
Lancaster
York
Stuart
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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 78
Apr 30, 2022
Could do with a bit more time, but otherwise a good quiz.
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Level 76
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.