The Reign of Elizabeth I

Try to guess these facts about Elizabeth I and her reign as Queen of England.
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Dynasty she was a part of
Tudor
Her father
Henry VIII
Her mother
Anne Boleyn
Monarch who came after Elizabeth
James
"Bloody" monarch that came before her
Mary
One of her nicknames
Good Queen Bess
Greatest playwright during her reign
William Shakespeare
Most well-known theatre used by the above
Globe Theatre
U.S. state that was named after her
Virginia
Invasion fleet sent against England in 1588
Spanish Armada
Explorer who tried to find El Dorado, the mythical city of gold
Walter Raleigh
Addictive substance popularized at court by the above
Tobacco
First English captain to circumnavigate the Earth
Francis Drake
Name of the above's ship
The Golden Hind
Asian trading company founded in 1600
East India Company
Elizabeth was Queen of England. She was also queen of ...
Ireland
Disease which badly scarred her face at age 29
Smallpox
Building in which she is buried
Westminster Abbey
Chief advisor for most of her reign
William Cecil
What the Pope did to her in 1570
Excommunicate
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Level 78
Feb 2, 2017
I think I did better at this than some of the other reign/life quizzes. Probably because the Tudors are done to death in British schools.
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Level 81
Feb 2, 2017
Sir Francis Drake. Sir Walter Raleigh.
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Level 78
Feb 2, 2017
Queen Mary, King James?
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Level 57
Jul 12, 2017
WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE!
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Level 83
Aug 8, 2018
The greatest reason we ditched the English people early on....
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Level 77
Feb 2, 2017
Nice quiz!
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Level 74
Feb 2, 2017
Since you've added the moniker VIII to Henry, maybe do the same for James? (he was both VI and I - VI of Scotland, then, from 1603, I of England and Ireland as well)
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Level 78
Feb 2, 2017
Yes.
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Level 67
Jul 13, 2017
Seconded. It's a bit of a slap in the face to just say James, like he was your mate at the local. it should be "King James VI and I". I know we who are subjects of their Majesties have a different view on this to Americans, but it's just right to do it. Mary doesn't need it as she was the first of her name (also the Bloody in the clue is a distinction), but since you have with Henry, you really should with James.
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Level 83
Aug 8, 2018
Exactly, the king is nobody more special than anyone else. Actually, absolute monarchs are inferior human beings as far as the vast majority of people on earth are concerned.
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Level 54
Jan 14, 2021
'Vast majority' citation needed.

Given 2.5 billion people live in the commonwealth, which is presided over by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and about another half a billion live in other monarchies, you may be surprised

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Level 76
Feb 3, 2017
Could you accept Burghley or Lord Burghley for Cecil?
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Level ∞
Feb 3, 2017
Okay
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Level 59
Jul 12, 2017
i wonder if I'm the only one to try 'Lord Melchett' as her adviser?!
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Level 73
Jul 12, 2017
I did. :)
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Level 57
Jul 12, 2017
"Grey, I suspect, Majesty,"

"I think you'll find it was orange, Lord Melchett,"

"Grey is more USUAL, ma'am,"

*pause*

"Who's Queen?"

"Well, Majesty, there were these magnificent orange elephants..."

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Level 68
Mar 22, 2021
Brilliant. I also tried Melchett.
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Level 60
Jul 12, 2017
Nice one. But can't we make people work a bit harder re Anne Boleyn, i.e. surname required?
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Level 67
Jul 12, 2017
Yeah. I don't know much about Elizabeth, but guessing "henry" for the father pretty well gives away the mother if first name is the only requirement. I mean, there's only 3 names to guess at that point.
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Level 83
Aug 8, 2018
If you're guessing Henry, you probably don't know which of his wives gave him children.
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Level 73
Jul 12, 2017
Good Queen Hunting? No?
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Level 34
Jul 15, 2017
why moan about the questions? if you want better questions, write a quiz... and James is ok, he was james VI of Scotland at the time, but he was the first King James of England, so just like Mary, didnt need a number
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2017
Aren't there pretty much only two things popes historically do to people? Canonize or excommunicate usually fills in the answer.
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Level 83
Aug 8, 2018
Well they...oh wait, that's priests.
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Level 78
Mar 20, 2021
They very commonly crowned the royals.
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Level 50
Apr 11, 2018
Great quiz x
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Level 62
Aug 10, 2020
According to biographies I have read on Elizabeth (including a key book by Antonia Fraser), the small pox Elizabeth suffered - and which nearly killed her - cause scarring of her hands, but not her face.
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Level ∞
Mar 20, 2021
Here's what Wikipedia says:

"In fact, her skin had been scarred by smallpox in 1562, leaving her half bald and dependent on wigs and cosmetics"

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Level 73
Mar 20, 2021
Please accept Wales as another country of which she was Queen. The Tudors were Welsh after all.
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Level 56
Mar 22, 2021
But it wasn't, and never has been, a kingdom. We'll just have to settle, again, for being reigning six nations champions and triple crown winners.

A better candidate answer to the question would be France - a title claimed by all monarchs of England/the UK until the early 19th century.

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Level 73
Mar 23, 2021
Interesting point. I accept that Wales is not a Kingdom but does it need to be? Isn’t the monarch Queen of the U.K.? If so she must be queen of all parts of it. The present Queen is also Queen of many parts of the Commonwealth but not all of these are kingdoms.
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Level 63
Mar 25, 2021
England are currently reigning six nations champions. We'll see what happens tomorrow.
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Level 77
Mar 23, 2021
Several monarchs came after Elizabeth 1. Elizabeth 2, for example.
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Level 84
Mar 25, 2021
Pretty sure it's obvious they meant which one came DIRECTLY after her.
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Level 64
Mar 25, 2021
Nice quiz. As a history buff I'd love to see versions for other monarchs too.
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2021
Make 'em Mike!
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2021
“Not to say she didn’t enjoy a roll in the hay as much as anyone else” -My APUSH teacher on Elizabeth I being a "virgin"
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Level 58
Mar 25, 2021
Wake up sheeple, Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II are the same person.
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Level 57
Mar 27, 2021
Wrong.