Another great quiz from Mary Crane. Thank you Mary…
- Which building has a weathervane in the form of a leaping stag? (Bonus point if you know why!)
- Which building was formerly the Choristers’ School?
- What colour is the parking attendants’ box?
- Who lives in South canonry?
- How many canonries are there in the Close?
- What three words on the blue badge at Arundels describe the career of Edward Heath?
- What is the name of the building that houses the military Museum?
- A plaque on the wall of Malmesbury House tells of people burned at the stake in 1556. How many? (Further bonuses if you know the circumstances!)
- “Honi soit qui mal y pense” is the motto above the Matron’s College. To which Order of Knights does this belong?
- Which Nobel prizewinner lived in the Close?
- Complete the names of these houses: Leaden ____; Audley____ ; Myles ______; The Hungerford______
- Where can we discover 500 000 years of history?
If you don’t already know the answers, this would make a lovely long walk...
Answers to earlier quizzes…
- Who shot William Rufus in the New Forest? Walter Tyrrel
- Where was the hideout of Hereward the Wake? Ely Marshes
- What relation was King Stephen to Henry I? (nephew)
- What does is the actual meaning of ‘curfew’? (cover fire)
- The oldest son of William the Conqueror never succeeded him. Who was he? Robert, Duke of Normandy
- Who was the famous Wessex brother of Athelstan, Ethelbald, and Ethelred? Alfred the Great
- What was the Witenagemot or Witan? Anglo-Saxon royal council
- Who, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, were joint kings (and brothers, ruling Kent? Hengist and Horsa
- During whose reign was it said “God and his saints slept”? King Stephen
- Edward I had two nicknames. What were they? Longshanks, Hammer of the Scots
Each of the following ‘words’ is hidden in the name of one of the battle sites of the Wars of the Roses. Can you identify the battles? (Dates given)
- TON (1461) TOWTON
- WORTH (1485) BOSWORTH
- BAN (1455 AND 1461) ST ALBANS
- TIME (1461) MORTIMER’S CROSS
- BURY (1571) TEWKESBURY
- FIE (1460) WAKEFIELD
- NET (1471) BARNET
- COT (1469) EDGECOTE
What one word will go with each of the following pairs to make names, events, places, etc, from history?
- STONE; WOOD HENGE
- SILBURY; WINDMILL HILL
- BOXGROVE; CHEDDAR MAN
- ICE; IRON AGE
- BATHS; EMPERORS ROMAN
- RED; WHITE ROSE
- PRINCE; DEATH BLACK
- STUART; ROSE MARY