The IHGS (Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies) is hosting an exciting quiz called the ‘Coronation Quiz’, which promises to test your knowledge in an array of fields.

With a unique blend of General Knowledge, Genealogy, and Heraldry, the quiz boasts 20 challenging questions designed to put your mental abilities to the test. But don’t worry, the quiz isn’t all serious – the creators have also added a touch of humour to help keep things light-hearted.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your bank holiday weekend, you can put your knowledge to the test. Simply send your completed entries to Chris Broom at before midnight on Friday, 12th May.

But even if you don’t win, don’t worry – the quiz promises to be an exciting and enjoyable way to spend your time. So go ahead and give it a try – you never know what you might learn!

Find the questions below:

  1. Henry III was crowned at the age of 9 at Gloucester. Why was his coronation not held at Westminster Abbey?
  2. What was the famous nickname given to Edward I because of his height?
  3. During whose reign did the ‘100 Years War’ with France begin?
  4. The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, differenced by ‘a label of three points Argent’ is traditionally borne by which member of the royal family?
  5. Which activity relating to the regulation of heraldry officially ceased in 1688, shortly before the joint coronation of William III and Mary II?
  6. What is the dish called ‘Poulet Reine Elizabeth’ when first served, now better known as?
  7. What was the first word spoken (not sung) in Coronation Street?
  8. Which two birds feature on the official invitation to ‘The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla’. If you’ve not had yours yet, don’t worry, it’s just been held up in the post.
  9. The 1851 Census records a ‘Queen Victoria’ living at Norton End, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. What word has been written to left of her name, suggesting that she may not be the reigning monarch?
  10. Which company lays claim to being ‘Upholsterers to King George V’ in the 1920 edition of Watson’s York City Year Book?
  11. For whose coronation was the Gold State Coach first used?
  12. How many rooms are there in Buckingham Palace?
  13. What is the name of the ‘Lady in Waiting to the Queen’, as recorded on the 1911 Census, at Buckingham Palace?
  14. The French village of Azincourt (yes, that’s the correct spelling) was the scene of a famous battle. But which monarch led his troops to victory?
  15. Whose famous speech, delivered at Tilbury, contains the words “I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman…’
  16. Which actor played Richard the Lionheart in the 1991 film ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’.
  17. In 1393, it became law for pubs and inns to have a sign identifying them. Why did many adopt the name ‘White Hart’?
  18. Which peer of the realm holds the post of Earl Marshal, an hereditary royal officeholder, who is responsible for the organisation of major ceremonial state occasions, including the monarch’s coronation?
  19. What was the registered name of the corgi gifted to the late Queen Elizabeth II on her seventh birthday?
  20. Why is Wales not represented on the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom?

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