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Henry VIII Quiz

A fun Henry VIII quiz for you to enjoy!

Q1) Who was Henry VIII's paternal grandfather?

Edmund Tudor

Jasper Tudor

Owen Tudor

Edward IV

Q2) In what year was Henry VIII born?





Q3) When Henry VIII was in his twenties he had a 32 inch waist and a 39 inch chest, what were his measurements by the end of his reign?

Waist - 60, Chest - 65

Waist - 50, Chest - 55

Waist - 52, Chest - 53

Waist - 46, Chest - 49

Q4) How long was Henry VIII married to Catherine of Aragon?

over 25 years

15 years

10 years

Just under 24 years

Q5) How many of Henry VIII's marriages were annulled?





Q6) How old was Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, when he died?


In his first year



Q7) Henry VIII had a serious jousting accident in 1536, but in what year did he get struck "on the brow right under the guard of the headpiece on the very skull cap or basinet piece" while jousting against the Duke of Suffolk?





Q8) How many surviving sisters did Henry VIII have?





Q9) What part of Henry VIII's body was described as "extremely fine" in 1515?

His hair

His chest

His face

His calves

Q10) Who was Henry VIII's maternal grandfather?

Edward IV

Richard III

Henry VII

Henry VI

Q11) In what year did Henry VIII die?





Q12) In which year did Henry VIII receive the title Defender of the Faith from Pope Leo X?





There are 22 comments Go To Comment

  1. l

    once again a good ranking!!!! Such fun

    1. C - Post Author

      That was quick, I’ve only just added it! Glad you liked it and that you did well.

  2. A

    Hi Claire, I could be wrong, but are questions1 and 10 not the same? With different answers 😉
    Or maybe I just didn’t remember it well…

    1. C - Post Author

      I’d just corrected that as I made a typo, but it should have refreshed and been correct by the time you did it. Hmmm… I’ll go in and check again. Thanks!

      1. C - Post Author

        I’ve just checked and it’s correct now. Thanks!

  3. M

    Lots of fun. I did fair. Guess I need to bone up on a couple things

    1. C - Post Author

      I hope you enjoyed it, Mary, I had fun setting it up.

  4. r

    Really enjoy your quizzes- I love Tudor history!!

    1. C - Post Author

      Thank you, I have fun putting the quizzes together too.

  5. C

    Didn’t get as many right as I thought I would….need to brush up on Henry history!

    1. C - Post Author

      Oh well! I hope you had fun though.

  6. B

    Loved the quiz just didn’t realize how bad I am with actual dates!

    1. C - Post Author

      I’m glad you enjoyed it though.

  7. M

    Terrible with dates and measurements lol, but I do enjoy taking the quizzes!

  8. D

    Good fun…typical though didn’t read 1st question properly!! and straight for maternal grandpa instead of paternal…stupid girl, lol.

  9. B

    Really fun! Didn’t do so well though! Lol Those dates, those dates!!

  10. D

    Tudor Expert – Know It All. (blush)

    1. C - Post Author

      Well done!

  11. F

    HI I am a Tudor expert.
    Claire i love this. you need to do more games and quiz.

  12. L

    2 wrong, not bad but I would have liked a perfect 12 :). Lots of fun, thanks.

  13. B

    I’m a Tudor know it all.

  14. R

    Definitely a Tudor and Plantagenet know it all. High five and woopie dance from me. Great quizzes.

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