A quiz that might just put you off those tempting Christmas choccies!
Executions and Torture
Correct! He was said to have been racked 2-3 times.
Wrong! It was because he had been racked several times.
Correct! Cranmer was burned to death on 21 March 1556.
Wrong! It was Thomas Cranmer, former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Wrong! Anne was charged with adultery, incest and plotting to kill the king.
Correct! Latimer and Ridley were burnt at the stake in October 1555 and Cranmer in March 1556.
Wrong! They were Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley and Thomas Cranmer
Correct! All 18 have been recognised by the Catholic Church as martyrs.
Wrong! 18 were executed and all of them have been recognised as martyrs by the Catholic Church.
Correct! Roose claimed that he had put purgatives in the food “as a jest” and had not meant to harm anyone.
Wrong! He was charged with poisoning soup/pottage served to the household of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester.
Correct! German spy Josef Jakobs was shot by a firing squad at the Tower on 15th August 1941.
Wrong! It was on 15th August 1941 when German spy Josef Jakobs was shot by a firing squad.
Wrong! Her father was George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III.
Correct! Margaret was executed on 25 March 1586.
Wrong! She was executed on 25 March 1586 in the reign of Elizabeth I.
Wrong! It's said to have been 284.
Wrong! It was Robert Aske, one of the leaders of the Pilgrimage of Grace.
Correct! The Tyburn Tree was the gallows at Tyburn where it is said that over 50,000 people met their deaths.
Wrong! They mark the spot of the Tyburn Tree, the gallows at Tyburn where it is said that over 50,000 people met their deaths.
Wrong! It was a meat market.
I’m glad you mentioned Josef Jacobs, Claire. I had a lot of fun with with my son’s history teacher over this one. His homework being that he had to write about someone held at the Tower, well we all know who was held there. Elizabeth (during Mary Tulip’s reign) Queen Jane Grey, Margaret Pole, Anne Boleyn etc. Even the Kray twins were held in cells either side of the bell tower, not to mention Rudolph Hess. Anyway I started to a little digging and Josef Jacobs popped out, so I gave my son all the details, and let him do his bit. The history teacher gave my so a detention and accused him of making up the story. So I went down there, with the information I had on Josef and confronted her, and the headmaster about it. For some reason she went very red faced, and quickly said that my son’s detention was a mistake, and she could see how hard he worked etc, and actually gave him a merit mark in front of the headmaster. I told her quite bluntly, that if she intended to teach History for a living, it might be wise to at least have a good grounding in the subject to start with.
She left at the end of term, I can’t think why? but it was rumoured that the headmaster dispenced with her services, due to her obvious inability to teach the subject she had been employed for.
Why on earth did she give him a detention? That’s bizarre.
She would give out detentions, just because she could, I think. Either way she really didn’t have a clue when it came to teaching. A good teacher listens to the point of view expressed by the pupils, and will try to make classes both informative and fun. Sadly she hadn’t a clue, I think I could have wiped the floor with her several times if given the oppotunity to sit in on one of her classes, and although I’m not that clever, the kids may have learnt more from me in one lesson that they did in one term under her care.
It’s ridiculous to give a child a detention like that. It’s not exactly hard to check up on the facts, a basic Google search would have alerted her to the fact that the homework was accurate. As an ex-teacher, I know the power that teachers have and it’s so easy for a bad teacher to turn children off a subject. Your son is lucky that he’s got you.
Wow… even had your son been inaccurate, a detention is harsh. Instead it would have been a “teachable moment”. The fact he was correct magnified things all the more. I find the vast majority of teachers commendable, but as in all employment, some people are just not cut out for the job.
I recall a teacher giving out an assignment to write a report about a “king or queen” from history. I decided to write a report about Jane Dudley. My teacher told be do the report over, stating that ” Lady Jane Grey was not a queen.” I copped an attitude, replying, “I beg to differ. Jane Dudley certainly was a queen — want me to prove it?” I got a detention too, not for the “wrongful report”, but because of my “flip mouth.” I guess some things never change…lol
A very off the latch idea has just popped into my head, since you have mentioned Queen Jane, Beth.
Couldn’t Matilda daughter on Henry 1st also be named as Queen, as during her father’s lifetime, he had made his nobels swear their allegience to Matilda, that upon his death they would support her rights to the throne of England.
Granted it didn’t work out that way, but for a breif period of time she was accepted as Queen.
She was known as the “Lady of the English” instead of Queen, but personally I do feel she should have had the title of Queen.
As you have mention Kit Marlow in this Quiz Claire. I love the book Tamberline.
If I have remembered it rightly, the old saying “an eye for an eye” is revelant, as I believe Kit was actually shot through the eye.
I have mentioned this whimisical little titbit on our sister site.
William Shakespeare, had a friend called called Richard, and they both fancied the same girl. Well one night William found out that Richard was going to see this girl after the show, so he decided to do put a spanner in the works. William managed to forstall Richard somehow and offered to walk the girl home. When they got there she offered William a tankard of mead and one thing led to another, and William and the girl ended up playing tiddlywinks in bed.
Finally Richard managed to get away from work, and went to the girl’s house. After knocking the door a few times a very dishevelled Shakespeare appeared at the window. Richard naturally was annoyed but before he had chance to say anything Shakespeare said “William came before Richard so you can F*** off.”