Queens factsEngland quiz
Who was referred to as "Bloody Mary"?
Mary I of England. Mary restored Roman Catholicism after the short-lived Protestant reign of her half-brother Edward VI. Her sobriquet "Bloody Mary" was given by Protestant opponents, as she had over 280 religious dissenters burned at the stake during the persecutions. Her re-establishment of Roman Catholicism was reversed after her death by Elizabeth I
After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?
Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.
Which of these languages did Richard the Lionheart know the least?
English. Although born in Oxford and raised in England up to his eighth year, it is not known to what extent he used or understood English; he was an educated man who composed poetry and wrote in Limousin (lenga d'òc) and also in French. Richard spent very little time in England. He lived in his Duchy of Aquitaine in the southwest of France, preferring to use his kingdom as a source of revenue to support his armies.