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The Life and Times of King Henry VIII Quiz

How well do you know Henry VIII? 20 Questions.

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Where was King Henry VIII born?

  • Richmond Palace
  • Greenwich Palace
  • Whitehall Palace
  • Hampton Court Palace


When was King Henry VIII born?

  • 16th March 1413
  • 12th July 1457
  • 28th June 1491
  • 7th May 1455


Put into the correct order the siblings of King Henry VIII

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  • Princess Margaret
  • Arthur, Prince of Wales
  • Princess Mary
  • Henry VIII, Duke of York


When did he become King Henry VIII?

  • 21st April 1509
  • 17th January 1509
  • 3rd June 1509
  • 5th May 1509


King Henry VIII shared a joint coronation with Katherine of Aragon- when was this?

  • 13th July 1509
  • 12th January 1509
  • 3rd April 1509
  • 24th June 1509


King Henry VIII's first wife Queen Katherine gave birth to two sons, true or false?

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This woman was King Henry VIII's mistress for a time and she gave birth to Henry FitzRoy, the King's illegitimate son- what was her name?

  • Elizabeth Blount
  • Mary Boleyn
  • Nell Gywnn
  • Mary Harding


Who was executed in 1521 after it was discovered that he wanted to take King Henry VIII's throne for himself?

  • the Duke of Norfolk
  • the Earl of Surrey
  • the Duke of York
  • the Duke of Buckingham


During King Henry VIII's reign which Act officially severed all ties between England and Rome?

  • Act of First Fruits and Tenths
  • Treason Act
  • Act in Restraint of Appeals
  • Act for the Advancement of the True Religion


Put King Henry VIII's first four wives into chronological order

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  • Anne Boleyn
  • Katherine of Aragon
  • Anne of Cleves
  • Jane Seymour


Thomas Cromwell was executed 28th July 1540, the very same day King Henry VIII married whom?

  • Anne Boleyn
  • Katherine Parr
  • Anne of Cleves
  • Katherine Howard


In 1532 Sir Thomas More resigned as Chancellor because...

  • He couldn't be bothered any more
  • The Supplication Against the Ordinaries
  • He wanted to live a devout life in the church
  • He and Henry fell out


King Henry VIII's closest friend secretly married his sister Princess Mary Tudor- who was this?

  • Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk
  • Sir Henry Norris
  • Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk
  • Sir Nicholas Carew


In which year was Hampton Court Palace completed?

  • 1515
  • 1533
  • 1525
  • 1541


Who was King Henry VIII's paternal grandmother?

  • Philippa of Hainault
  • Eleanor de Bohun
  • Joan of Navarre
  • Margaret Beaufort


Who was King Henry VIII's maternal grandfather?

  • King Edward IV
  • King Henry V
  • King Richard III
  • King Henry VII


What Protestant town in the Baltic did King Henry VIII support against an Imperial electoral candidate in 1534?

  • Svejnor
  • Rekyjavic
  • Lubeck
  • Slovenia


What religion was King Henry VIII?

  • Protestant
  • Evangelist
  • Roman Catholic
  • Quaker


When did King Henry VIII die?

  • 28th January 1547
  • 12th July 1544
  • 3rd May 1566
  • 14th March 1517


Put into the correct order the line of succession after the death of King Henry VIII

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  • Mary I
  • Elizabeth I
  • Edward VI
  • Jane Grey