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Quiz – Who said it?

"Who said it?" is the theme of this week's Sunday quiz! Can you match the quotation with the person, or the person they're talking about? I'm sure you can!

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

Who said it?

Q1) Who allegedly carved the following poem into the wall of his/her prison at the Tower of London? "For traitors on the block should die; I am no traitor, no, not I! My faithfulness stands fast and so, Towards the block I shall not go! Nor make one step, as you shall see; Christ in Thy Mercy, save Thou me!"

Thomas Cromwell

Thomas More

Elizabeth I

Margaret Pole

Q2) Who wrote the following words after being widowed: "Divine Providence ... hath mingled my joy with bitterness of the death of her who brought me this happiness."

Thomas Seymour

Thomas Cromwell

Charles Brandon

Henry VIII

Q3) Who said of King Henry VIII: "If my head would win him a castle in France, it should not fail to go."?

Thomas More

Thomas Wolsey

Thomas Cromwell

John Fisher

Q4) Who said: "Little man, the word 'must' is not to be used to princes."?

Henry VIII

Edward VI

Mary I

Elizabeth I

Q5) Who wrote "I had rather beg my bread with him than be the greatest queen christened"?

Lettice Knollys

Elizabeth Throckmorton

Mary Boleyn

Katherine Grey

Q6) Who said on the day of Queen Anne Boleyn's execution: "She who has been the Queen of England upon earth will to-day become a Queen in heaven"?

Alexander Alesius

Thomas Cranmer

William Kingston

William Latymer

Q7) Who wrote to Henry VIII "Lastly, I make this vow, that mine eyes desire you above all things"?

Anne Boleyn

Jane Seymour

Catherine of Aragon

Anne of Cleves

Q8) Who was said to have declared "When I am dead and opened, you shall find 'Calais' lying in my heart"?

Edward VI

Elizabeth I

Mary I

Robert Dudley

Q9) Who was Henry VIII talking about when he said that he was "A good manager, but not fit to intermeddle in the affairs of kings"?

Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Wolsey

Thomas More

Thomas Boleyn

Q10) Who wrote "when I think again that you shall depart from me again it makes my heart die to think what fortune I have that I cannot be always in your company" in a letter?

Anne Boleyn

Henry VIII

Catherine Howard

Mary Boleyn

There are 3 comments Go To Comment

  1. C /

    7/10, not bad but some obvious mistakes.
    I’ll be vigilant next time! Thank you for this quizz!

  2. L /

    6/10, I’m getting better

    1. < / Post Author

      Yay!

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Quiz – Who said it?