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Henry VIII Quiz

As April is the anniversary of Henry VIII's accession in 1509, following the death of his father, Henry VII, I thought I'd test your knowledge of Henry VIII with a quiz.

How much do you know about this iconic Tudor king?

Get those little grey cells working with this fun quiz.


#1. Where was Henry VIII born?

#2. In which year did Henry become heir to the throne?

#3. How old was Henry when he became king?

#4. Who said of Henry VIII: "If my head would win him a castle in France, it should not fail to go"?

#5. Who was the author of "The Obedience of a Christian Man", the book that inspired Henry to break with Rome?

#6. Which book earned Henry the title of Defender of the Faith (Fidei Defensor)?

#7. Which of these songs did Henry VIII write?

#8. Henry VIII dressed in this colour on hearing news of Catherine of Aragon's death in January 1536?

#9. In which city was Henry supposed to meet his nephew, James V of Scotland, in September 1541?

#10. Where did Henry VIII die on 28th January 1547?


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Henry VIII Quiz