Richard II was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. He was the eighth king of the House of Plantagenet, and the final one of the direct line. Richard’s father, Edward the Black Prince, died in 1376, leaving Richard as heir apparent to King Edward III. Upon the death of his grandfather Edward III, the 10-year-old Richard succeeded to the throne.
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Richard II Quiz Questions

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1. When was Richard II King of England?
a) 1485-1509
b) 1189-1199
c) 1377-1399
d) 1216-1272

2. When was Richard II born?
a) 6 January 1367
b) 14 April 1148
c) 8 September 1435
d) 5 December 1188

3. Where was Richard II born?
a) Orleans
b) York
c) Bordeaux
d) Paris

4. Which war was going on when Richard II became king?
a) Peninsular War
b) Hundred Years’ War
c) Seven Years’ War
d) War of Spanish Succession

5. Which new tax led to Peasants’ Revolt in 1381?
a) Death Duty
b) Stamp Duty
c) Luxury Tax
d) Poll Tax

6. Who captured the Tower of London on 14 June 1381?
a) John Litster
b) Walter Tyler
c) William Wallace
d) Robert Bruce

7. Whom did Richard II remove as chancellor under pressure from the House of Commons?
a) Simon of Sudbury
b) Robert Hales
c) Michael de la Pole
d) Henry le Despenser

8. Where was Robert de Vere defeated on 20 December 1387?
a) Boyne
b) Radcot Bridge
c) Milvian Bridge
d) Firth of Forth

9. Who deposed Richard II?
a) Edward IV
b) Henry IV
c) Oliver Cromwell
d) William of Orange

10. Where did Richard II die?
a) Pontefract
b) Chalus
c) Dublin
d) London

Richard II Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was Richard II King of England?
c) 1377-1399

2. When was Richard II born?
a) 6 January 1367

3. Where was Richard II born?
c) Bordeaux

4. Which war was going on when Richard II became king?
b) Hundred Years’ War

5. Which new tax led to Peasants’ Revolt in 1381?
d) Poll Tax

6. Who captured the Tower of London on 14 June 1381?
b) Walter Tyler

7. Whom did Richard II remove as chancellor under pressure from the House of Commons?
c) Michael de la Pole

8. Where was Robert de Vere defeated on 20 December 1387?
b) Radcot Bridge

9. Who deposed Richard II?
b) Henry IV

10. Where did Richard II die?
a) Pontefract