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Regal London - Queens
Why pomegranates? Find out in this quiz.

Regal London - Queens

Either as queens in their own right or through marriage to a reigning monarch, England has had many more queens than kings. In fact, as several kings took more than one wife, there have been many more queens than kings to date, but are they all as well as they could be?

Find out about queens of Regal London.

1.
The cross of Charing Cross is one of 12 crosses erected in 1290 as memorials to whom?
Henrietta-Maria of France
Eleanor of Castile
Catherine of Braganza
Mary of Teck
Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, had died at Lincoln. The 12 original crosses marked the points where her body rested overnight on its journey back to London for burial at Westminster Abbey
2.
Which of Henry VIII's 6 wives had a crowned pomegranate as her personal heraldic symbol?
Catherine of Aragon
Catherine Parr
Anne of Cleves
Anne Boleyn
Her heraldic motto was “Humble and Loyal”, although before her marriage to Henry VIII it was “Not For My Crown”
3.
Which queen bore her Hanoverian king 15 children?
Queen Augusta
Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Catherine of Braganza
Queen Anne
Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and George III had 15 children, 13 of whom survived into adulthood
4.
Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday is celebrated with the Trooping the Colour each year in June. What is the actual date of her birthday?
23rd March
21st April
20th May
24th June
Official celebrations to mark the sovereigns' birthdays have often been held on a day other than the actual birthday. This is particularly when the actual birthday has not been in the summer in the hope of having fairer weather for the celebrations
5.
Where is the heart of Queen Mary buried?
In Hampton Court Palace
Under the altar of the church of St Peter Ad Vincula, in the Tower of London
In the Chapel Royal at St James’ Palace
In Westminster Abbey
Mary’s heart was buried beneath the chancel step of the Chapel in 1558. The rest of her is buried in Westminster Abbey together with her sister Elizabeth I
6.
The Virgin Queen is a name given to which queen, whose armies defeated the Spanish Armada in 1558?
Matilda
Elizabeth I
Anne
Victoria
Elizabeth’s long reign also saw a flourishing of the arts with poets, musicians and writers such as William Shakespeare performing stupendous works at her court
7.
In 1689, for the first and only time, England was ruled by a pair of monarchs. Who was the queen ruling alongside her husband?
Mary II
Jane
Elizabeth I
Mary III
Mary II ruled with William III from 1689 to her death in 1694. He continued to rule alone after her death, until he died in 1702
8.
Which queen is often refereed to as The Nine Days Queen?
Matilda
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Mary Queen of Scots
Lady Jane Grey
Henry VIII’s protestant son, Edward VI, nominated Jane as his successor in a bid to prevent his Catholic sister, Mary I, from becoming queen. Lady Jane Grey reigned from the 10th until the 19th July 1553
9.
Which queen, the last Stuart monarch, was on the throne when the Act of the Union was passed, uniting England, Scotland and Wales for the first time?
Anne
Victoria
Mary I
Mary II
Anne suffered much in her life. She was pregnant 17 or 18 times but none of her children survived into adulthood
10.
So many of today’s European Royal families are descended from this queen that she was dubbed “The Grandmother of Europe”. Who was she?
Eleanor of Castile
Margaret of Anjou
Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Queen Victoria
Victoria reigned for an astounding 64 years. Her reign largely oversaw the establishment of the British Empire

 

Author:  Augusta Harris

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