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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #340 on: 29 Dec 2017, 01:26 »
The Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #341 on: 29 Dec 2017, 03:02 »
Nope. :)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #342 on: 29 Dec 2017, 07:20 »
Ugh my knowledge of 13th century history appears to be a little lacking... :-[

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #343 on: 30 Dec 2017, 02:37 »
All right then, it's clue time:

This man was not a king but he led a sovereign state, although it had vanishingly little territory at his accession.  He was a Christian and would end his days with this title: Dominator quartae et dimidiae partis totius Romaniae.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #344 on: 31 Dec 2017, 09:12 »
The doge of Venice?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #345 on: 31 Dec 2017, 15:50 »
We have a winner! ;-D  When Enrico Dandolo, well over ninety years old, blind, and Doge of Venice, heard his troops faltering in their siege of the sea-walls of Constantinople, he had his galley rowed forward to personally lead the attack.  Kinda puts my blind great-grandfathers' penchant for bridge and womanizing to shame.... (roll)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #346 on: 31 Dec 2017, 18:05 »
Wow well done loranzo!

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #347 on: 01 Jan 2018, 16:53 »
Thanks! Enrico Dandolo was a smart man, his life is well worth a read.

Sorry, but I can't think of a good question right now. :( Can someone please take my turn?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #348 on: 06 Jan 2018, 03:11 »
What was the last Chinese dynasty before the Republic of China was formed in 1912?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #349 on: 06 Jan 2018, 03:33 »
Only chinese dynasty I know of is Ming and I think that was in the Middle ages.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #350 on: 06 Jan 2018, 03:42 »
Yep, not Ming...but in sequencing terms you aren't far off.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #351 on: 06 Jan 2018, 10:42 »
Um... Ching?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #352 on: 06 Jan 2018, 13:18 »
Qing, yeah. Your go.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #353 on: 07 Jan 2018, 02:15 »
I'm pretty sure it was the Bling dynasty.... :P

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #354 on: 07 Jan 2018, 03:36 »
Or the Bing dynasty, started by Monica and Chandler...

Anyone can take my go, sorry just not coming up with anything atm.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #355 on: 09 Jan 2018, 02:09 »
This eleventh century noblewoman is reputed to have ridden naked through the streets of Coventry to protest high taxation. :=

If you've ever been to Coventry you probably know her from her statuary.  If not, her name has also been adopted as a popular corporate brand. (nod)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #356 on: 09 Jan 2018, 02:21 »
Lady Godiva?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #357 on: 09 Jan 2018, 05:32 »
This eleventh century noblewoman is reputed to have ridden naked through the streets of Coventry to protest high taxation. :=

So, high taxes causes naked women in public?

Sounds like she came up with a flawed plan to me.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #358 on: 09 Jan 2018, 22:34 »
I knew this one. You might imagine she did it to the cheering crowds but actually everyone was ordered to stay inside and not look (Schroedingists would say she was both naked and not naked). One guy apparently did peep and his name was Tom, hence the phrase ‘peeping Tom’.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #359 on: 09 Jan 2018, 23:31 »
One guy apparently did peep and his name was Tom, hence the phrase ‘peeping Tom’.

And had his eyes put out for it in the version I heard.