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Henry VIII and Francis I True or False Quiz

As Friday was the anniversary of the beginning of the Field of Cloth of Gold, that historic meeting between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France. I thought I'd test your knowledge of these two Renaissance kings.

It's a true or false quiz, so not too hard! I do hope you enjoy it.

Henry VIII and Francis I True or False

Q1) True or false: Francis I outlived Henry VIII?

True

False

Q2) Henry VIII was younger than Francis I?

True

False

Q3) True or false: Francis I said "Of all things, nothing remains to me but honour and life, which is safe", which is the origin of the abbreviated "All is lost save honour"?

True

False

Q4) True or false: Francis I was nicknamed "Le Roi Grand Nez" due to his large nose?

True

False

Q5) True or false: In May 1515, Henry VIII quizzed the Venetian ambassador on Francis I's looks, asking "Is he as tall as I am? Is he as stout? What sort of legs has he?"?

True

False

Q6) True or false: Francis I was married three times?

True

False

Q7) True or false: In 1518, Henry VIII vowed that he would grow a beard so that the two kings could compare beards when they met?

True

False

Q8) True or false: Francis I's son and successor Henry II died before Henry VIII's son and successor, Edward VI?

True

False

Q9) True or false: Both Francis I and Henry VIII succeeded their fathers as kings?

True

False

Q10) True or false: Francis I launched an invasion on England in 1545?

True

False

There are 2 comments Go To Comment

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    Can’t believe I got two questions wrong, I was so positive Francis died before Henry. I must have read one two many fictional books.

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      He only outlived him by 2 months.

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Henry VIII and Francis I True or False Quiz