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1541 Quiz

As it has been the anniversary of the execution of Margaret Pole, this week, I thought it would be interesting to pick the year 1541 and to write a quiz about the events of that year. How much do you know about this year in Henry VIII's reign? Grab a coffee and/or your breakfast and let's get started. Good luck!

The Year 1541

Q1) Margaret Pole was executed on 27th May 1541. She held a title in her own right; she was Countess of .......





Q2) On 30th June 1541, King Henry VIII and his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, set off on progress. Which part of the country were they going to visit?




Norfolk and Suffolk

Q3) Which city did Henry VIII and Catherine Howard enter on 19th September 1541?





Q4) Poet and diplomat Thomas Wyatt was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1536, at the fall of Anne Boleyn, but also in 1541. What was he accused of in 1541?

Incorrect use of heraldry

Plotting a rebellion

Plotting to kill the king

Passing intelligence on to Spain

Q5) Who was Henry VIII due to meet in York in September 1541?

Charles V

The Earl of Northumberlamd

James IV

James V

Q6) On 3rd January 1541, who was greeted at Hampton Court Palace by Henry VIII and Catherine Howard? The person brought "two fine and large horses caparisoned in mauve velvet, with trappings and so forth to match" as a New Year gift for the king.

Francis I

Anne of Cleves

Henry VIII's daughter Elizabeth

Henry VIII's daughter Mary

Q7) Which of these people died on 18th October 1541?

Mary Tudor, Queen of France

Thomas Wyatt

Agnes Tilney, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk

Margaret Tudor

Q8) Who did Catherine Howard allegedly meet in secret while on royal progress in 1541?

Francis Dereham

Thomas Culpeper

Henry Manox

John Lascelles

Q9) On which feast day in 1541 did Henry VIII find out about Catherine Howard's sexual past?

All Souls' Day

All Saints' Day



Q10) Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham were executed on 10th December 1541. True or false: they both suffered a full traitor's death.



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1541 Quiz