Friday, March 06, 2009

Friday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
154, 7 groups of 22 each.

Today's question is:
Who were Queen Elizabeth I's parents?


Anonymous said...

"Who were Queen Elizabeth I's parents? "

The King and Queen of England?

-Mark Roulo

Darren said...

Oh, you're a funny one, Mark :-)

Actually, it's not always the king and queen who are a monarch's parents. Sometimes it's a sibling, or someone else entirely--in Queen Victoria's case, she became queen when her uncle, the king, died.

Fritz J. said...

The answer is the Duke and Duchess of York. The Duke of York later became King George VI and his wife Elizabeth became Queen Consort upon his ascension of the throne. I believe his first name was actually Albert. And I'm old enough that I remember listening to Elizabeth's coronation on the radio because Oregon did not have any television stations at that time. Also saw a newsreel of it.

Darren said...

Different Queen Elizabeth.

You're right about the current queen, though. Her Uncle was Edward VIII, and when he abdicated his brother, the current queen's father, became king.

Polski3 said...

Henry VIII and his wife....Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth, aka the "virgin queen", became queen after her brother died prior to reaching age 20.....Liz was a tough woman, never married, is said to have had several lovers, sent her "sea dogs" after the Spanish (raid those treasure ships....Henry Morgan, Francis Drake....), beat the Spanish Armada, keep English territories on the Continent under Protestant control.....She set a high standard for English Monarchs.

PeggyU said...

Elizabeth I? That would be Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, I think.

Anonymous said...

"Oh, you're a funny one, Mark :-)"

You are just looking for a reason to not give me full credit!

Come on. Henry VIII *was* king, so I get that one. Anne Bolyn was queen when QEI was born.

I think I deserve full credit. It you wanted their *names*, you should have said so!

-Mark Roulo

Fritz J. said...

By golly, I misread that question completely. Yet when I look at it now it is obvious that you were talking about Queen Elizabeth the First. Geez, teachers used to warn me to read the questions carefully, and they were right because I just flunked the test. :(

Having said that, when it comes to Elizabeth the First I go back to the old song, "With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm," as an answer. And yes, for a while I will read the questions more carefully.

Chanman said...

King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn