What Do You Know About William Marshal – Knight Of Knights

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William Marshal, the 1st Earl of Pembroke, is one of the most important figures in the history of medieval England. Take a quiz and see what you know about him.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    William Marshal was an Anglo-Norman soldier and statesman, he was born in?

    • A.

      1146 – 1147

    • B.

      1257 – 1345

    • C.

      1178 - 1123

    • D.

      1198 - 1134

    Correct Answer
    A. 1146 – 1147
  • 2. 

    He received the titled of Earl of Pembroke in the year?

    • A.

      1159

    • B.

      1189

    • C.

      1178

    • D.

      1179

    Correct Answer
    B. 1189
    Explanation
    In 1189, he received the title of Earl of Pembroke.

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  • 3. 

    William was appointed the protector for the nine-year-old Henry III in the year?

    • A.

      1245

    • B.

      1216

    • C.

      1267

    • D.

      1356

    Correct Answer
    B. 1216
    Explanation
    William was appointed the protector for the nine-year-old Henry III in the year 1216. This answer is correct because it aligns with the historical context of the question. In 1216, Henry III became king of England at the age of nine following the death of his father, King John. William Marshal, a trusted knight and advisor, was appointed as Henry's protector and regent until he came of age. Therefore, 1216 is the correct answer for when William was appointed as Henry III's protector.

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  • 4. 

    Before him, his father held a hereditary title of Marshal to the king, his father’s name is?

    • A.

      Josh Marshal

    • B.

      John Milo

    • C.

      John Marsha

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. John Marsha
    Explanation
    The correct answer is John Marsha. This can be inferred from the given information that before him, his father held the title of Marshal to the king, indicating that his father's name is John Marsha.

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  • 5. 

    Because he was an Earl, and also known as the Marshal, he was buried in?

    • A.

      Tempe London

    • B.

      Temple Church

    • C.

      London

    • D.

      Temple Castle

    Correct Answer
    B. Temple Church
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Temple Church. The reason for this is because the person mentioned in the question was an Earl and also known as the Marshal. Temple Church is a famous burial site in London, making it the most likely place for someone of such high status to be buried.

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  • 6. 

    William’s father, John Marshal supported King Stephen when he took the throne in?

    • A.

      1130

    • B.

      1135

    • C.

      1145

    • D.

      1132

    Correct Answer
    B. 1135
    Explanation
    In this question, we are asked about the year when King Stephen took the throne and William's father, John Marshal, supported him. The correct answer is 1135. This means that John Marshal supported King Stephen in the year 1135 when he ascended to the throne.

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  • 7. 

    In about 1139 William Marshal father changed sides to support the?

    • A.

      Empress Matilda

    • B.

      Temple Church

    • C.

      Henry III

    • D.

      English warlord

    Correct Answer
    A. Empress Matilda
    Explanation
    In about 1139, William Marshal's father switched sides to support Empress Matilda. This suggests that Empress Matilda was a significant figure during that time and had enough influence to gain the support of powerful individuals like William Marshal's father.

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  • 8. 

    Stephen King besieged Newbury Castle in 1152 and used young William as?

    • A.

      Hostage

    • B.

      Warlord

    • C.

      Army General

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Hostage
    Explanation
    Stephen King besieged Newbury Castle in 1152 and used young William as a hostage.

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  • 9. 

    Williams was a son of a minor nobleman with no fortune to inherit, he later became the?

    • A.

      Earl to Henry I

    • B.

      1st Earl of Pembroke

    • C.

      Warlord of England

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 1st Earl of Pembroke
    Explanation
    Williams, being the son of a minor nobleman with no fortune to inherit, had to make his own way in life. He achieved this by becoming the 1st Earl of Pembroke. This title would have provided him with wealth, status, and power, allowing him to rise above his humble beginnings and establish himself as a prominent figure in society.

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  • 10. 

    William Marshall was appointed as Young King Henry’s tutor-in-arms by the Young King’s father in the year?

    • A.

      1189

    • B.

      1167

    • C.

      1170

    • D.

      1178

    Correct Answer
    C. 1170
    Explanation
    William Marshall was appointed as Young King Henry's tutor-in-arms in the year 1170. This appointment was made by the Young King's father, indicating that he trusted Marshall to educate and train his son in matters of warfare and chivalry. This suggests that Marshall was highly esteemed and respected for his skills and experience in these areas.

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