Friday’s answers

Thank you Andrei, J Bloggs and Teletext for posing yesterday’s questions.

Should you have stumped us all you can claim a virtual jelly sponge by leaving the answers below.

3 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Who was Alexios Komnenos ( Alexius Comnenus)?

    He was the Byzantine Emperor for 38 years from 1081

    (2) What series of historical events did he inadvertently kick off?

    The Crusades

    Alexios Komnenos reign was marked with constant warfare on two fronts though he managed to contain his enemies.

    He asked Pope Urban II for military aid against the Turks in the East leading Urban II to proclaim the Crusades

    Alexios was horrified when the crusaders appeared on his territory and sent them East as quickly as he could to fight the Turks rather than ravaging his lands

    (3) Who was Peter the Hermit?

    Peter the Hermit hearing Urban’s call raised a rag tag army of 20,000 undisciplined men. Their crusade is known as the peoples crusade

    (4) What regrettable activity did Peter the Hermit’s followers initiate?

    Peter the Hermits men began their crusade my murdering Jews in Germany and continued doing this on their way to the East – the first outbreak of antisemitism in Europe

    His army undisciplined army was wiped out when they encountered the Turks at Civetot


  2. J Bloggs says:

    (1). Tour de France

    (2) 1903

    (3) 103

    (4) It was not raced during the two world wars

    (5) His 5 victories were in consecutive years (1991-1995)


  3. Teletext says:

    J Bloggs and Will aced all the answers

    1. Who was Austin Healey?
    England and Lions Rugby utility back who played anywhere from 1st five to wing

    2. Who was Ford Prefect?
    The main character in “Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy”

    3. Who created Ford Prefect?
    Douglas Adams

    4. Who was Ford Prefect’s protagonist?
    Arthur Dent

    5. Why was the name Ford Prefect chosen for the character?
    The aliens thought that cars were the main life form on Earth so he chose the name of the most popular so he would fit in.


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