Great Composer Quiz – April 21, 2020

This time, it’s a Quiz about royalty with no pop. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, and because of the pandemic her Majesty’s special day will not be celebrated with a volley of guns, a ritual which has taken place every year of her reign, beginning in 1953. Hmm, what do you get a 94-year-old monarch who has everything but dignity and respect? Where it came to one Great Composer, you could cross off validation for the legitimacy of rule by Divine Right, because when he was offered knighthood, whether by Queen Lizzy 2 or some other British poseur, he said No. So, who was this royal refusnik who would not be Sir, this Great Composer?

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