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English Kings, Part I

written by: Eve
Check your knowledge of British monarchs.

Question 1:

Descended from Viking raiders, he was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087.
Richard I
Robert I of Normandy
William I
Henry I

Question 2:

He was the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. He reigned until his death at the Battle of Hastings.
William I
Richard the Lionheart
Edward the Confessor
Harold II

Question 3:

What do Harold II, Richard I and Richard III have in common?
They all died in warfare.
They were Anglo-Saxon kings.
They failed to produce heirs to the throne.
They were all illegitimately born.

Question 4:

Even before his accession to the throne, this King of England was known as "Cœur de Lion" or "The Lionheart" because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior.
Henry I
Richard I
Richard III
Richard II

Question 5:

This King of England, who is generally accused of having Edward V and his brother killed, is the subject of an eponymous play by William Shakespeare.
William I
Edward IV
Henry I
Richard III

Question 6:

He had been King of Scotland for 36 years when he became King of England and Ireland, succeeding Elizabeth I.
Henry V
William I
Henry I
James I

Question 7:

What was the nickname of Edward, the last king of the House of Essex, who ruled from 1042 to 1066?
The Great
The Confessor
The Lionheart
The Conquerer

Question 8:

What King of England was known as Longshaks and the Hammer of the Scots?
Henry I
Edward I
Charles I
Richard I

Question 9:

This King of England, who ruled from 1100 to 1135, was called Beauclerc for his scholarly interests. His stern rule was followed by a period of civil war, known as the Anarchy.
Harold II
Edward the Confessor
Henry I
William I

Question 10:

Which of the following was not a king of England?
Edward VIII
William IV
Robert the Bruce
George VI


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