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Mary I or Elizabeth I Quiz

Queens Mary I and Elizabeth I were half-sisters, sharing a father: King Henry VIII, but how much do you know about these Tudor queens regnant?

Test yourself with this week's fun quiz. Good luck!

Mary I or Elizabeth I

Q1) Born at Greenwich Palace or the Palace of Placentia.

Mary

Elizabeth

Both

Neither

Q2) The result of her mother's first pregnancy.

Elizabeth

Mary

Neither

Both

Q3) Agnes Howard, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk stood as godmother to ....

Elizabeth

Mary

Both

Neither

Q4) Given her own court at Ludlow Castle in the Marches.

Mary

Elizabeth

Both

Neither

Q5) Became queen at the age of 25.

Mary

Elizabeth

Both

Neither

Q6) Declared illegitimate by Act of Parliament.

Mary

Elizabeth

Both

Neither

Q7) Was declared legitimate and added back into the line of succession by the terms of Henry VIII's will.

Mary

Elizabeth

Both

Neither

Q8) Crowned and anointed by Owen Oglethorpe, the Catholic Bishop of Carlisle, at Westminster Abbey.

Mary

Elizabeth

Both

Neither

Q9) England lost Calais, England's sole remaining territory on mainland Europe, during her reign.

Mary

Elizabeth

Both

Neither

Q10) Died at St James's Palace.

Mary

Elizabeth

Both

Neither

Q11) William Shakespeare was born during her reign.

Mary

Elizabeth

Both

Neither

Q12) Made a speech which included the following words: "And I say to you, on the word of a Prince, I cannot tell how naturally the mother loveth the child, for I was never the mother of any; but certainly, if a Prince and Governor may as naturally and earnestly love her subjects as the mother doth love the child, then assure yourselves that I, being your lady and mistress, do as earnestly and tenderly love and favour you. And I, thus loving you, cannot but think that ye as heartily and faithfully love me."

Mary

Elizabeth

Neither

Both

Q13) Shares a tomb with Mary, Queen of Scots, at Westminster Abbey.

Mary

Elizabeth

Neither

Both

There are 4 comments Go To Comment

  1. R /

    Sorry, Claire, the get started button on quiz doesn’t work.😎

    1. < / Post Author

      Fixed now. Thank you!

      1. R /

        Cheers, enjoyed.

  2. C /

    YASSS I’m a know-it-all <3

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Mary I or Elizabeth I Quiz