Jan 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 7

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 1 were we 76 for 7?
2 did the Donkey kick off northward?
3 did Gurney reward Lightborn by stabbing him?
4 does Monti’s Father Thames overlook the first lock?
5 did Simpkin confiscate the twist of cherry-coloured silk?
6 did William Harrison return some time after the Perrys had been hanged for his murder?
7 did the son-in-law of Jacquetta gain a decisive victory?
8 did Miss Burdock drink cider beneath a haywagon?
9 are Flower’s unrivalled 28 coloured windows?
10 do the winds blow cold?


  1. 1
    mark sinker on 15 Jan 2020 #

    5: is gloucester — simpkin is the white cat in beatrix potter’s “the tailor of gloucester” and the twist of cherry coloured silk is the story’s mcguffin

  2. 2
    Tim on 16 Jan 2020 #

    7 refers to Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee, set in Slad in Gloucestershire I think.

  3. 3
    Tim on 16 Jan 2020 #

    Sorry, I meant 8 rather than 7.

  4. 4
    Tim on 16 Jan 2020 #

    … so if this is a Gloucestershire round, the phrase “Stow on the Wold where the cold winds blow” (a phrase that drifts through my head from time to time, probably from some member of my all-Gloucestershire family at some point) is specific enough to be the answer.

    I’m also guessing 4 is somewhere near the source of the Thames (Thames Head? Seven Springs? Presumably downriver from one of them); I don’t know who Jacquetta was but I think I remember that the Battle of Tewkesbury was important in the Wars of the Roses and no other Glos battles come to mind.

  5. 5
    Chelovek na lune on 16 Jan 2020 #

    9 is the church at Fairford

  6. 6
    jeff w on 16 Jan 2020 #

    #3 is Berkeley Castle (in Marlowe’s ‘Edward II’)

    #4: the first lock on the Thames downriver from the source is at Lechlade, and there’s a statue of Old Father Thames there too

    Agree with Tim that #7 is Tewkesbury – which I think makes Edward IV the son-in-law

  7. 7
    mark sinker on 17 Jan 2020 #

    i googled 6 bcz it vaguely reminded me of a 19th century murder case i’d seen discussed on TV — which was not the correct murder at all (or century), but this one is genuinely weird and interesting and worth reading!

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