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Henry VII Quiz

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Henry VII

Q1) Who was Henry VII's father?

Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond

Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford

Owen Tudor

Henry VI

Q2) How old was Henry VII's mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, when she gave birth to him?





Q3) Where was Henry VII born?

Greenwich Palace

Fotheringhay Castle

Raby Castle

Pembroke Castle

Q4) Henry VII's claim to the throne came through his mother's descent from which child of Edward III?

Edward the Black Prince

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster

Margaret, Countess of Pembroke

Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence

Q5) In what year did Henry beat Richard III and his forces at the Battle of Bosworth to take the English throne?





Q6) During his reign, Henry VII faced rebellions in the name of two "pretenders": Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck. Who did Simnel claim to be?

Edward V, son of Edward IV and one of the Princes in the Tower

Richard of Shrewbury, Duke of York, son of Edward IV and one of the Princes in the Tower

Edward of Middleham

Edward Plantagenet, Earl of Warwick

Q7) Henry VII's wife, Elizabeth of York, died on her birthday in 1503 - how old was she?





Q8) Which court is Henry VII known for reforming and separating from the King's Council?

Court of Common Law

Court of Oyer and Terminer

Court of the Star Chamber

The Crown Court

Q9) How many of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York's children survived childhood?





Q10) Who served Henry VII as his Lord Chancellor from 1487 to 1500?

Richard Empson

Edmund Dudley

John Alcock, Bishop of Worcester

John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury

Q11) Why did Henry VII want his first child to be born at Winchester?

Because Winchester was the capital of England at that time

Because there was Plague in London

Because it was the capital of Camelot

Because Henry had been born there

Q12) Who was Henry VII's paternal grandmother?

Cecily Neville

Margaret Beauchamp

Anne de Mortimer

Catherine of Valois

Q13) Richmond Palace replaced which palace destroyed by a fire in December 1498?




Hampton Court

There are 3 comments Go To Comment

  1. D

    Silly me…I forgot Arthur as surviving childhood, how thick!! lol
    I put it down to him dying young, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!! 15 is still a child to me 🙂

    1. C - Post Author

      By today’s terms I’d definitely agree, my 17 year old is still definitely a boy to me and not a man!

  2. S

    I love the quizzes 🙂

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