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Late July Tudor Events Quiz

As is the same with every month, July was a jam-packed month for important Tudor events, but how much do you know about this month's Tudor events? Test yourself with this week's fun quiz - good luck!

Late July Tudor Events Quiz

Q1) Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, was released from the Tower on 31st July 1553 and subsequently pardoned after the intercession of this person.

William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke

Henry Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel

Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester

Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

Q2) In which language did ten-year-old Elizabeth (future Elizabeth I) write a letter to her stepmother, Catherine Parr, on 31st July 1544?





Q3) In which of these properties did Anne of Cleves died on 16th July 1557?


Hever Castle

Chelsea Old Manor


Q4) From which property did Marie de Guise and Mary, Queen of Scots, escape on 23rd July 1543?

Stirling Castle

Holyrood Palace

Falkland Palace

Linlithgow Palace

Q5) The charges against Walter Hungerford, Baron Hungerford of Heytesbury, who was executed on 28th July 1540 on the same scaffold as Thomas Cromwell, included this.



Plotting to kill the king


Q6) Richard Carew, antiquary and author of "Survey of Cornwall", also enjoyed this...



Keeping sheep


Q7) This woman died on 18th July 1565 and had served as Elizabeth I's governess and Chief Gentlewoman of the Privy Chamber.

Blanche Parry

Blanche Herbert, Lady Troy

Katherine Ashley

Katherine Howard, Countess of Nottingham

Q8) True or false: The Battle of Gravelines, between the English navy and the Spanish Armada, took place on 29th July 1588?



Q9) On which feast day did Mary I marry Philip of Spain in 1554?

St Paul

St James

St Anne

St Edward the Confessor

Q10) True or false: Mary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate on 24th July 1566 at Lochleven Castle.



Q11) True or false: Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon and cousin of Queen Elizabeth I, was buried in Westminster Abbey on 12th August 1596 following his death on 23rd July 1596?



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Late July Tudor Events Quiz