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Edward Seymour and Anne Stanhope Quiz

How much do you know about Edward Seymour, brother of Queen Jane Seymour and Lord Protector in Edward VI's reign, and his second wife, Anne Stanhope? Grab your favourite beverage, make yourself comfortable and get those little grey cells working with this little quiz - good luck!

Edward Seymour and Anne Stanhope

Q1) How many siblings did Edward Seymour have in total?





Q2) The last name Seymour derived from this surname of a man who came to England with William the Conqueror?


St Maur



Q3) What was significant about the first wife of Edward Seymour, Katherine Fillol?

She was missing a leg

She had fifteen siblings

She was heiress to her father's fortune

She was blind in one eye

Q4) What was significant about Edward Seymour's second wife, Anne Stanhope?

She had been married twice before

She had children from a previous marriage

She had an affair with Edward and broke up his first marriage

She was an only child

Q5) True or False: Edward was granted the earldom of Hertford in 1536 following the marriage of his sister, Jane, and Henry VIII?



Q6) Which man did Edward Seymour conspire with to be named Lord Protector of the Realm?

William Paget

John Dudley

Thomas Wriothesley

Richard Rich

Q7) In the will of Henry VIII, he had listed this number of men (including Edward Seymour) to be both executors of his will and members of the regency council.





Q8) Edward Seymour had been educated at which TWO universities?





Q9) When Edward Seymour was executed in 1549, which of his children inherited his title, Duke of Somerset?

His son John by Fillol

His son Edward by Stanhope

His son Henry by Stanhope

His son Edward by Fillol

Q10) After the death of Seymour, his widowed wife Anne married this man who was supposedly a steward of her late husband...

John Francis

Thomas Dudley

Richard Padget

Francis Newdigate

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Edward Seymour and Anne Stanhope Quiz