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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. What did the general public think of the potential match between Richard III and the Lady Elizabeth?
(a) They found it exciting.
(b) They found it treasonous.
(c) They found it incestuous.
(d) They found it inspiring.

2. Whose account is the earliest evidence of rumors that the Princes were dead?
(a) Sir Thomas More.
(b) Dominic Mancini.
(c) The Buckingham Pages.
(d) The Croyland Chronicle.

3. Who did many people believe was the rightful Queen of England?
(a) Elizabeth Wydville.
(b) Anne Neville.
(c) Elizabeth Shore.
(d) The Lady Elizabeth.

4. Who was significantly absent from Richard III's coronation ceremony?
(a) Henry Tudor.
(b) His mother, the Duchess of York.
(c) His brother Clarence.
(d) Elizabeth Wydville.

5. What writer besides More was responsible for Richard III's widespread evil reputation?
(a) William Shakespeare.
(b) Edmund Spencer.
(c) Sir Walter Raleigh.
(d) John Dunne.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who, probably, was involved in the plot against Richard III?

2. Where specifically was Richard III not to take Elizabeth Wydville's daughters?

3. After discovering the conspiracy, what did Richard III do?

4. What was discovered about Richard III's character after the usurpation?

5. Which side of the family was a thorn in the side of Henry VIII?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Weir claim is the most damning evidence against Richard III?

2. Why did Elizabeth of York finally send Henry Tudor a ring and declare that she would marry him?

3. Why was Richard so unpopular in the South of England?

4. After their marriage, what children of Elizabeth of York and Henry VII lived to adulthood?

5. How, probably, were the Princes murdered?

6. Why were the pretenders to the throne dangerous for Henry VII?

7. Why would Richard III have considered marrying his eighteen-year-old niece Elizabeth of York?

8. Why, claims Weir, was Tyrell's confession of the murder of the Princes significant?

9. What factors kept Richard III from marrying his niece?

10. What is Alison Weir's ultimate conclusion of who killed the princes in the tower?

(see the answer keys)

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