10 most difficult Middle Ages riddlesMiddle Ages quiz
What prevented the sea landing of the Danish army during the Wolgast defence in 1148?
Trebuchet was West Slavs weapon of choice during that time and thanks to its very accurate firing they were able to stop the enemy during Wolgast's defence.
What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England?
Cnut the Great
William the Conqueror
Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Denmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.
The USA was formed by 13 colonies. How many Swiss cantons established the Confederation?
The eldest free Swiss cantons were Schwyz (that gave its name to the whole nation), Uri and Unterwalden. In 1291 they signed an eternal union – Federal Charter of 1291.
What was the typical weight of a longsword?
18 to 20 kg
5 to 7 kg
3 to 4 kg
1.2 to 1.6 kg
A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use , a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in), and weighing approximately 1.2 to 1.6 kg .
When was Portugal ruled by Sancho I the Populator?
in 12th century
in 15th century
in 17th century
in 19th century
Even though king's nickname may suggest the era when Portuguese colonies were established, Sancho I actually ruled Portugal long before that - from 1185 to 1211. He populated remote areas of northern Portugal, notably with Flemish and Burgundian settlers - hence the nickname.
Who led the crusaders during the Battle of Tachov?
Henry Beaufort of England
Prokop the Great
John I of Münsterberg
Sigismund of Luxembourg
The Battle of Tachov was fought on 4 August 1427 near the Bohemian towns of Tachov. The Hussites won over the armies led by the Cardinal Henry Beaufort of England. It was part of the Hussite Wars, and it was the first battle in which war wagons were used by the crusaders.
Who was the main judge in the "trial by ordeal"?
In medieval Europe, like trial by combat, trial by ordeal, such as cruentation was considered a "judgement of God" (Latin: judicium Dei): a procedure based on the premise that God would help the innocent by performing a miracle on his behalf. The test was one of life or death, and the proof of innocence was survival.
What is that helmet called?
Sutton Hoo helmet
Norman Conical helmet
Alexander the Great's helmet
The Sutton Hoo helmet is a decorated Anglo-Saxon helmet discovered during the 1939 excavation of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. It was buried around 625 and is widely believed to have been the helmet of King Rædwald of East Anglia, and its elaborate decoration may have given it a secondary function akin to a crown. It is one of the most important Anglo-Saxon artefacts ever found.
Who is considered the father of modern anatomy?
Andreas Vesalius was a Belgian born anatomist and physician, born in 1514 into a family of physicians. He is considered the father of modern anatomy and his work the beginning of modern medicine. In 1543, at the young age of 29, Vesalius published his most important work, De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (Seven Books on the Fabric of the Human Body), generally known as the Fabrica. The Fabrica is the most famous anatomy book ever written and also the first book on human anatomy to be reasonably accurate.
What was the name of the Muslim army commander who conquered Arabia, known as “The Sword of God”?
Tariq ibn Ziyad
Suleiman the Magnificent
Khalid ibn al-Walid
Khālid ibn al-Walīd ibn al-Mughīrah al-Makhzūmī, commonly known as simply Khalid ibn al-Walīd, was an army commander under Abu Bakr and Umar ibn Khattab. It was under his military leadership that Arabia, for the first time in history, was united under a single political entity, the Caliphate.