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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 long did the savage Battle of Bosworth last?
(a) 10 hours.
(b) 2 hours.
(c) 5 hours.
(d) 1 hour.

2. What was discovered about Richard III's character after the usurpation?
(a) He was terrible at making tough decisions.
(b) He was a warmonger and planned to be always on the battlefield.
(c) His loyalty to Edward IV was only skin deep, and he had a cruel streak.
(d) He was deathly afraid of illness and obsessed with cleanliness.

3. Upon the death of the Princes, who in England had the best claim to the throne?
(a) Elizabeth of York.
(b) The Duke of Buckingham.
(c) Richard Plantagenet.
(d) Jasper Tudor.

4. What basically defeated the rebellion?
(a) Weather.
(b) Henry Tudor.
(c) Faulty equipment.
(d) Richard III.

5. After discovering the conspiracy, what did Richard III do?
(a) He tightened the security around the sanctuary of Westminster.
(b) He gave up his crown and returned it to Edward V.
(c) He executed everyone, including the former Queen.
(d) He dragged Elizabeth Wydville out of sanctuary himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Weir's conclusion as to who murdered the Princes?

2. What family inherited the throne after Elizabeth I's death in 1603?

3. Where did Richard III send Warwick for safekeeping?

4. What did the general public think of the potential match between Richard III and the Lady Elizabeth?

5. Despite all his outward displays of confidence, Richard III knew his position to be what?

Short Essay Questions

1. With the death of the Princes, who did many people turn to as the rightful Queen of England?

2. Why was Richard of York often impersonated, but Edward V never impersonated?

3. What was the major reason why Buckingham's army collapsed and he was captured?

4. Why was Buckingham so suddenly alienated from Richard III?

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

6. Sadly, what had the conspirators made clear to Richard III that was the opposite of their intent?

7. Why did Sir James Tyrell, after surviving the change of monarchs and even faring well under Henry VII, choose to support the Earl of Lincoln's ambitions?

8. After what event were the Princes in the Tower never again seen alive?

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

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

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