03 July 2010

4th of July Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy

Hope you are all having a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Sorry this is a bit late. The WKJ question this weekend should be about American history, but the best I can do right now...British History.

Category: British Steel

This English king, crowned while returning from Crusade, had at least two well-known nick-names. One of them similar to the nick-name of Charles Martel (see prior WKJ question for a hint). This king dealt with rebellion of his barons and expelled Jews from his realm.

You need to provide the king's name and his two well known nick-names

St. Alex says, please place your answer in the form of a question in the combox, and say a few Hail Marys for this last week of the Year for Priests while you wait for the answer to be revealed.

Demerits for using Google and other sneaky searches. Educated guesses are welcome and encouraged. Good luck!!

The first correct answer in the form of a question wins the highly coveted WKJ ribbon to display on your blog, cubicle or refrigerator door.


Baron Korf said...

King Richard III, The Lion-heart and Defender of the Faith.

swissmiss said...

Close and great guess, but not the king in question. Richard III (Richard the Lionheart was Richard I) was defeated at Bosworth Field to Henry Tudor (Henry IV). There's another crusader king...prior to Richard III but after Richard I.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean the King who lacked land and whose sword was soft?
Was he not also called Bad King John?

swissmiss said...

Sorry, Mum, not John Lackland. But you are getting closer bit by bit.

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Anonymous said...

Surely not he who defeated the Prince of Wales and was most unkind to the Scots.
I can't remember his nicknames, but I believe some simply called him Edward did they not?

swissmiss said...


Yes, I was referring to Edward I, who was called the Hammer of the Scots (like Charles Martel was called the Hammer), and he was known as Longshanks.