The Tudor Society

January Tudor Events Quiz

This week's Tudor Society quiz tests your knowledge of events that happened in the month of January in the Tudor period.

Grab your favourite snack and beverage, make yourself comfortable, and let's get those little grey cells working! Good luck!

January Tudor Events

Q1) Elizabeth I was crowned on 15th January 1559, but who crowned her?

Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury

Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury

Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle

Nicholas Heath, Archbishop of York

Q2) What happened to Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, on 31st January 1510?

She gave birth to a stillborn daughter

She gave birth to a stillborn son

She gave birth to a living son, Henry, Duke of Cornwall

She took to her chamber in preparation for childbirth

Q3) Which castle did Thomas Wyatt and his fellow rebels besiege on 30th January 1554?

Pontefract Castle

Allington Castle

Leeds Castle

Cooling Castle

Q4) Where did Henry VIII have his disastrous first meeting with Anne of Cleves on New Year's Day 1540?





Q5) Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, was baptised at the Chapel of the Observant Friars here on5th January 1511.




Hampton Court

Q6) This poet, who was responsible for "The Faerie Queene", died on 13th January 1599.

Philip Sidney

Edmund Spenser

Robert Sidney

William Shakespeare

Q7) On 13th January 1547, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, was sentenced to death for treason. He had been accused of improper heraldry, but whose arms was he accused of using in the shield he'd had painted?

Henry VIII

Edward IV

William the Conqueror

Edward the Confessor

Q8) King Henry VII was born on 28th January 1457, but where was he born?

Pembroke Castle

Conwy Castle

Caernarfon Castle

Raglan Castle

Q9) Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn on 25th January 1533 on which saint's day?

St Erkenwald

St Edward the Confessor

St Paul

St John the Baptist

Q10) Catherine of Aragon died on 7th January 1536 at this place.



Kimbolton Castle

Baynards Castle

Q11) Henry VIII jousted for the first time as king at Richmond Park on 12th January 1510. He and his good friend went to the joust disguised and there was panic when his friend got injured as everyone thought it was the king. Who was his friend?

Charles Brandon

William Compton

William Carey

Anthony Denny

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January Tudor Events Quiz