Kings & Queens 1 - Answers

Published: Sunday 25th April 2010
  1. Who was the last British monarch to be born in Scotland? Charles I.
  2. Which King famously hid in a tree after defeat at the battle of Worcester? Charles II.
  3. Queen Victoria is the longest serving British monarch, but who is the second longest serving? Queen Elizabeth II who will overtake Victoria on September 9th 2015
  4. Which King had the nickname "Long-shanks"? Edward I.
  5. Which was the first Tudor monarch? Henry VII.
  6. Who technically was the first monarch of Britain in 1707? Queen Anne.
  7. George V was the first Windsor monarch but what was his family name changed from and why? It was changed from "Saxe-Coburg-Gotha" due to anti-German feeling in WW1.
  8. When Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, how long had he been King? 327 days.
  9. Which King lost his life at the Battle of Hastings in 1066? Harold II (Harold Godwinson).
  10. Who preceded Elizabeth I as monarch? Mary I.
  11. Where did King John seal the Magna Carta? Runnymede.
  12. Stanley Baldwin was the only Prime Minister during which monarch's reign? Edward VIII.
  13. Who succeeded Queen Victoria as monarch? Edward VII.
  14. During whose reign did the British Empire become the Commonwealth? George VI.
  15. How many children did Queen Victoria have? Nine.
  16. What is the name of the Royal residence in Norfolk? Sandringham House.
  17. Which monarch followed James II to the throne? Mary II [William & Mary].
  18. How many wives did Henry VIII divorce? Two [Catherine of Aragon & Anne of Cleeves].
  19. Who acquired Buckingham Palace for a Royal residence? George III
  20. Who was the first monarch to be born in Buckingham Palace? William IV in 1756.