Radio: British Quiz Champ

In Britain, people who compete on quiz shows have to be a lot smarter than U.S. quiz contestants to win a lot less money. Right now Britain's quiz champ is red-bearded, magenta-waistcoated Plantagenet Somerset Fry, 24, an Oxford law student whose ability to answer questions about history is no less unlikely than his name.

At ten, Plantagenet could recite the names and dates of all of England's kings, and when commercial TV came to England with the quiz show Double Your Money, he put his knowledge to use. He identified the British commander at the Battle of Malplaquet (John Churchill, Duke...

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