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Alison Weir (historian)
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did King Edward IV stun the world with his marriage?
(a) He married the daughter of Louis XI.
(b) He secretly married an English commoner, Elizabeth Wydville.
(c) He betrothed himself to the Spanish Infanta.
(d) He secretly married Queen Margaret.

2. Where did the Queen flee for sanctuary?
(a) Bath.
(b) St. Paul's Cathedral.
(c) Westminster.
(d) Northampton.

3. Why did Edward IV and Clarence quarrel over Warwick's estates?
(a) Edward IV was not allowed to keep the estates.
(b) Clarence did not think Warwick's estates should have been taken.
(c) Edward IV gave the estates back to Warwick.
(d) Clarence was not given all the estates like he wanted.

4. During the time period, what did people think physical deformity meant about an individual?
(a) They thought physical deformity was reversible.
(b) They thought physical deformity was due to bathing.
(c) They thought physical deformity meant godliness.
(d) They thought physical deformity represented spiritual deformity.

5. How many months was Queen Elizabeth forced to stay in sanctuary with her children?
(a) Ten.
(b) Seven.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. What court faction was Clarence staunchly opposed to?

2. What were Gloucester and Buckingham planning?

3. Who was sent to live with Gloucester's wife, this person's maternal aunt?

4. Why did Lord Howard support Gloucester?

5. How did Hastings react when Richard confided his plans to him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did most of the magnates despise the Wydvilles?

2. Why was the succession to the English throne unstable in the fifteenth century after Edward III's death?

3. In what kind of world did Richard, Duke of Gloucester and brother of Henry IV, come of age?

4. What advantages did Richard gain by marrying Anne of Neville?

5. How did Gloucester back up his claim that Edward V was illegitimate?

6. Who were Elizabeth Wydville, Queen of England's, two male children?

7. Why did it make sense to house King Edward V in the Tower of London?

8. Into what two groups does Weir break down those who write about the Princes in the Tower?

9. How did Gloucester convince Edward V to go with him and Buckingham?

10. Though most councilmen did not believe the pre-contract story, why did they choose to support Richard III?

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