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British Rulers
The War of the Roses was fought between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. Their symbols were a red rose and a white one.

British Rulers

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with historical figures and understanding significant people from history.

As KS1 children develop their understanding of historical data and find out about significant people in history, they learn about how our country has changed as a direct influence of the monarchs and rulers in charge of it. They may explore more about the lives and achievements of some historical rulers of notoriety, such as Henry VIII or Elizabeth I, and may also learn about other key rulers, such as William the Conqueror and how their rule affected the lives of ordinary people.

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1.
William the Conqueror invaded England from Normandy. He defeated King Harold at a famous battle in 1066. What was it called?
The Disagreement of Dundee
The Argument of York
The Fight of Ipswich
The Battle of Hastings
William created the Doomsday Book, which was a record of everything and everyone in his kingdom
2.
Henry VIII's reign came just after the War of the Roses, but he is more famous for something else. What is it?
His skill at ballet dancing
His love of dancing
His beautiful hats
His six wives
Not all of Henry's wives survived being married to him!
3.
England's first female monarch was called:
Queen Violet
Empress Matilda
Princess Verruca
Duchess Sophie
Empress Matilda was very bad tempered and nobody liked her very much
4.
King Edward I founded something in politics which still exists today. What was it?
A Prime Minister
Parliament
Arguments
Voting
Edward formed the Model Parliament in 1295, bringing together the knights, clergy and nobility of the cities, bringing Lords and Commons together for the first time
5.
Our current ruler, Queen Elizabeth II had her coronation on June 2, 1953. What was unusual about it?
Nobody was invited to the ceremony
Her dogs were made dukes and duchesses at the same time
It was the first coronation to be televised
Her crown fell off and rolled away
Queen Elizabeth II is the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror obtained the crown of England in 1066
6.
At one point, England was a republic and had no King or Queen. How long did this last?
11 hours
11 days
11 months
11 years
Oliver Cromwell was Protector of England at this time but did not want to become King
7.
King George VI becoming King was a bit of a surprise. Why?
His older brother gave up his throne to get married
He was the King's butler and was crowned by mistake
He forgot about the ceremony until the last minute
Nobody thought he could do it
His brother, King Edward VIII, abdicated to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson, as he was not able to marry a divorced woman and become King
8.
A royal war between the House of Lancaster and the House of York was called...
The War of the Roses
The War of the Daisies
The War of the Daffodils
The War of the Violets
The House of Lancaster had a red rose as its emblem, the House of York had a white one
9.
Queen Victoria was our longest reigning monarch so far. How long was she Queen for?
100 years
63 years
16 years
29 years
Her reign was known as the Victorian era. Our current Queen may beat her record!
10.
King Richard I was very brave and earned himself a nickname. What was it?
Eaglewing
Lionheart
Jaguarmind
Serpentspirit
Richard was in England for only ten months during his reign. He spent the rest of his time fighting in the Crusades
Author:  Angela Smith

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