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Quiz – Henry VIII’s advisers and friends

Here's a fun quiz on the men Henry VIII trusted as friends and advisers.

Henry VIII's Advisors and friends

Q1) Who was Lord Chancellor when Henry VIII came to the throne in 1509?

Thomas Wolsey

William Warham

Henry Deane

Richard Empson

Q2) Who replaced Cardinal Thomas Wolsey as Lord Chancellor in 1529?

Thomas More

Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

Thomas Boleyn

Q3) Henry VIII's friend Charles Brandon fell out of favour briefly in 1515, what for?

Injuring the king in a joust

Speaking ill of the King

Opposing the King's plans for war

Marrying without the King's permission

Q4) William Compton, Henry VIII's good friend and former groom of the stool, died in 1528 - what of?

Sweating sickness

Plague

A jousting injury

He was murdered

Q5) One of the men who was executed for treason as part of the fall of Anne Boleyn in 1536 served Henry VIII as his Groom of the Stool, what was his name?

William Brereton

George Boleyn

Henry Norris

Francis Weston

Q6) Sir William Butts served Henry VIII faithfully from 1528 until Butts' death in November 1545 - what was his position?

Treasurer of the Household

Master of the Horse

Lord Chamberlain of the Household

Royal Physician

Q7) Who took over as royal physician after Butts' death in 1545?

Thomas Wendy

Doctor Augustine

George Owen

William Harvey

Q8) Who did Thomas Cromwell replace as Lord Privy Seal in 1536?

Thomas More

Thomas Boleyn

George Boleyn

William Brereton

Q9) In which year was Thomas Cranmer appointed Archbishop of Canterbury?

1531

1533

1532

1530

Q10) Who served as Henry VIII's Groom of the Stool from 1546 and was the man who advised the dying king to prepare for death?

Anthony Denny

Charles Brandon

William Paget

Thomas Cranmer

Q11) The Prebendaries' Plot was a plot against which of Henry VIII's advisors?

Thomas Cromwell

Thomas More

Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

Q12) Which of Henry VIII's former secretaries went on to serve Mary I as Lord Chancellor?

William Paulet

Stephen Gardiner

Thomas Wriothesley

Richard Pace

Q13) Who was Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor at the King's death in January 1547?

Richard Rich

Thomas Audley

Thomas Goodrich

Thomas Wriothesley

Q14) Which of Henry VIII's advisors said of the King "If my head should win him a castle in France, it should not fail to go."

Thomas More

Thomas Wolsey

Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cromwell

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Quiz – Henry VIII’s advisers and friends