Thursday’s quiz

My intention to lighter blogging continues to preclude me from posing the questions.

Anyone who wants to test us is welcome to do so and anyone who stumps us all will win a virtual batch of ginger crunch.

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. J Bloggs says:

    1) What were II Augusta, IX Hispana, XIV Gemila & XX Valeria Victrix?

    2) In which country were they in AD 60?

    3) Of whom did Cassius Dio write “In stature she was very tall, in appearance most terrifying, in the glance of her eye most fierce, and her voice was harsh; a great mass of the tawniest hair fell to her hips; around her neck was a large golden necklace; and she wore a tunic of divers colours over which a thick mantle was fastened with a brooch. This was her invariable attire.”

    4) What is the connection between the person in Q.3 and the cities of London, Colchester and St. Albans?

    5) Where in London is the statue of the person in Q.3?

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  2. andrei says:

    J Bloggs

    (1) Roman Legions

    (2) Britannia

    (3) Boudica (Bodicea)

    (4) Did she fight battles in those places?

    (5) Near the houses of Parliament

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  3. andrei says:

    (1) Who were the belligerents of the Battle on the Ice

    (2) What were the religious allegiances of the opposing armies

    (3) What did the series of campaigns that this battle was part of have in common with another series of campaigns taking place in the Levant during the same era

    (4) Who commanded the victorious army

    (5) Has this conflict ever really finished or does it reappear in different guises through the ages?

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  4. Teletext says:

    Andrei
    1. The Republic of Novgorod (very northern Russia) and an army led by the Teutonic Knights
    2. The Republic’s army were Eastern Orthodox Christians with some Pagans against the Crusaders (Christians)
    3. The Crusader’s defeat saw the end of the lesser known Northern Crusades whilst in the Levant the Crusaders lost Acre and were forced out of Palestine and Syria.
    4. Prince Alexander Nevsky
    5. I think the churches still don’t get along but nothing like what is still happening in the Levant. It could be said that the Crusaders were trying to achieve what radical Islamists are trying to achieve today.

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  5. Will Dwan says:

    I saw a film about that battle. Soviet propaganda I think, but pretty good.

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