>> Tuesday, August 11, 2009
OK, I still haven't gotten any new questions (hint hint) so we're keeping with the questions and answers.
If you study European kings as I do, particularly English kings (though I've studied French and Spanish and Russian - more to come). In that frame, of mind, here are some odd tidbit questions.
Who was the first "Anglo-Saxon" king, who founded the dynasty that the Norman over threw in 1066?
William the Conqueror took over England, and married Maud of Flanders. What was unusual about their marriage compared to other royal marriages?
Which English King was beheaded?
Which English king was deposed by his French wife (in the name of her son), supported by her lover?
Ivan the Terrible was not easy to live with. What did he do to earn the "the Terrible" moniker?
How did Catherine the Great (of Russia) inherit the throne?
In what year did the Catholic Spanish rulers finally defeat the remainder of the Moors that had owned all to part of the Iberian peninsula since 711? Which rulers pulled it off?
How many King Louis ruled France the old monarchy was finally eradicated? Which numbered Louis never reigned? (And, no, don't count Louis Napoleon).
What country do the Bourbons still nominally rule today?
Oh, that aught to do.