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1

Who was the first great king of England?

Alfred

2

When was the Magna Carta Signed?

1215

3

Who was the most hated king of English history?

John

4

Defeated in the Hundred Years' War, England lost all of its French holdings except

Calais

5

What battle ended the Wars of the Roses?

Battle of Bosworth Field

6

Who was the "Maid of Orleans" who led the French to some victories over the English?

Joan of Arc

7

What battle brought William to the throne of England in 1066?

battle of Hastings

8

Who was the first archbishop of Canterbury?

Augustine

9

The Magna Carta and the Model Parliament were important precedents in _______ representative government.

England's

10

The _____ were early inhabitants of the British Isles.

Celts

11

Protestant archbishop of Canterbury

Thomas Cranmer

12

broke England's ties with the Roman church

Henry VIII

13

Catholic queen of England

Catherine of Aragon

14

mother of Elizabeth I

Anne Boleyn

15

Why did Henry VIII want to divorce Catherine?

Henry wanted a male heir

16

What name did Queen Mary acquire for her persecution of Protestants?

"Bloody Mary"

17

Who was the leader of the Scottish Reformation?

John Knox

18

What did Philip II send against England to subdue it for Catholicism?

the "Invincible Armada"

19

What English monarch led England to victory over the Spanish navy?

Elizabeth I

20

Who is perhaps the greatest English writer the world has ever known?

Shakespeare