- There are four clues
- To see the next clue scroll down
- If you guess on the first clue you get four points, second clue three points etc.
- The fourth clue is always pictorial
- Some are harder than others and there is no particular order. Each question is weighted the same
- There are ten questions.
- The answer is after the final pictorial clue
- If you see the next clue you don’t get the point.
a) Married twice
b) A patron of Fontevraud
c) A great heiress and Duchess in her own right
Answer: Eleanor of Aquitaine
a) Born to the daughter of the Earl of Salisbury
b) Once won a pike
c) Regent of England.
Answer: William Marshal
a) Died in Rouen
b) Ordered what is known as an early census
c) Was a bastard in many senses of the word.
d) Answer: William I
a) Known as a great writer and thinker of the early medieval period
b) Had a son called Astrolabe
c) Was castrated for his great passion for one of his students (it’s a little more complicated, but that’s the gist)
a) The illegitimate daughter of a king of England
b) Married to a foreign Prince
c) Helped broker a peace between her husband a Prince of Wales and her father King John
Answer: Joan of Wales
a) An Irish lord
b) Buried in Ferns
c) The reason the Normans came to Ireland
Answer: Diarmait mac murchada
a) The second oldest son of a King.
b) Died in 1183
c) Known as reckless and crowned in his father’s life time.
d)Answer: Henry the Young King
a) A medieval writer who liked to travel
b) Descended from Nest, a well known Welsh princess.
c) Known for his descriptions of Wales and Ireland
d)Answer: Gerald of Wales
a) 12th child
b) Knight of the Garter
c) Arguably the last Plantagenet.
a) Married at a very young age
b) Daughter of Alice de Courtenay
c) Remarried when her husband died and her children with her second husband reaped great benefits at the court of Henry III
So how did you do?
1-10: Not too bad, maybe read a little more
11-20: Absolutely getting there, excellent effort
21-30: Brilliant, you really know your medieval figures!
31-40: Are you sure you didn’t check the next clue? No? Didn’t just have a pile of lucky guesses? No? Well then, exceptional effort!!