Thursday’s quiz

You are invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual batch of citrus slice.


8 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) The citadel of the Brest Fortress stands on a Island in what river?

    (2) The fortifications belonging to this fortress can be found in two countries today – can you name the countries

    (3) Who built this fortress and in what century?

    (4) This fortress is a war memorial and a proposed UNESCO world heritage site. It is famed for a particular event – what was that event?

    (5) This inscription was found on the walls of the citadel – it’s words have become famous can you render them in English?

    Hint: this quiz is draws inspiration from yesterdays “today in history” post though this is event not explicitly mentioned

  2. Teletext says:

    Some questions for Andrei
    1. Who were Thiudamer and Wilamer Amaling?

    2. Who was Thuida Amaling and what was his relationship to the two people in question 1?

    3. Who was Who was Theoderic Triarus and what was his relationship with Thuida Amaling?

    4. By what other name was Theoderic Trarus known and what affliction did he suffer from?

    5. Who were Amalamena and Amalafrida and what was their relationship with Thuida Amaling?

  3. J Bloggs says:

    1) How many Angevin kings of England were there, and what were thier regnal names?

    2) What event leads historians to consider only these kings as the Angevin dynasty, and not thier heirs?

    3) By what name is the rest of the dynasty known as?

    4) When did the British crown formally renouce its claim to the French throne?

    5) By what title is the current British monarch referred to in the Channel islands and why?

  4. J Bloggs says:

    Just to clarify Q.5 – In addition to her title as Queen

  5. Teletext says:

    1. The Bug and Mukhavets Rivers

    2. Belarus and Poland

    3. In the 19th century and I assume by Tsar Alexander III

    4. I assume that it something like our Anzac Day.

    5. Here begins the Victory

  6. Andrei says:

    Teletext all I know about that is the Amali dynasty were Goths who gave rise to the Ostrogoths who took Italy

  7. Teletext says:

    J Bloggs
    1. 3 Henry II, Richard 1 and John

    2. John was Henry II’s last son ans when he died the Plantagenet reign began. The French believed that the Angevins were ruled by them and all their lands etc. belonged to France as well.Prince Louis of France unsuccessfully attempted to invade England

    3. Plantagenet

    4. 1217

    5. Duke of Normandy as the islands are known as the Duchy of normandy

  8. Andrei says:

    (1) King Henry II, Richard and John who were also Counts of Anjou

    (2) Anjou was lost in the time of King John

    (3) They were the Plantagenet dynasty from Henry II to Richard III though the surname was rarely used

    (4) The last British King to include the title King of France among his titles was George III don’t know when that was dropped

    (5) –

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