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Royal Mistresses and Lovers Quiz

How much do you know about those linked romantically to the monarchs of the Plantagenet, Tudor and Stuart dynasties? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz.

Royal mistresses and lovers

Q1) Who was the mother of Edward IV's illegitimate son, Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle?

Eleanor Butler

Elizabeth Lucy

Alice Perrers

Rosamund Clifford

Q2) Which monarch have the women Alice Burgh, Anne Harrington and Katherine Haute been linked to ?

Henry VII

Henry VIII

Henry V

Richard III

Q3) Who was the "mother" Henry VIII was referring to when he said to Sir George Throckmorton "Never with the mother" , meaning that he had not slept with that woman?

Elizabeth Amadas

Jocasta Culpeper

Elizabeth Boleyn

Honor, Lady Lisle

Q4) Who was the mother of Henry VIII's only acknowledged illegitimate son?

Mary Boleyn

Jane Pollard

Madge Shelton

Elizabeth Blount

Q5) Which monarch has Esmé Stewart been linked romantically to?

James I

Henry VIII

Edward IV

Henry VII

Q6) Ethelreda Malte is believed by some to have been an illegitimate daughter of Henry VIII, what occupation was her mother said to have?

Silkwoman

Midwife

Laundress

Apothecary

Q7) A man called Arthur turned up in Spain in the Tudor era claiming to have been the son of which two prominent Tudor people?

Henry VIII and Mary Boleyn

Elizabeth I and Thomas Seymour

Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley

Elizabeth I and Christopher Hatton

Q8) Jane Popincourt has been linked romantically to which monarch?

Edward IV

Henry VIII

Henry VII

James I

Q9) Which of Henry VIII's mistresses married William Carey?

Mary Boleyn

Elizabeth Blount

Madge Shelton

Jane Popincourt

Q10) According to one theory publicised by author Paul Streitz, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was the result of Elizabeth I's relationship with ....

Robert Dudley

Robert Devereux

Walter Ralegh

Thomas Seymour

There are 4 comments Go To Comment

  1. S /

    Yes, I shine when it comes to royal mistresses! I don’t know whether that is good or bad. lol On question 6, I think you mean Henry VIII, not VII.

    1. < / Post Author

      Thank you! I checked it so many times but obviously just saw what I wanted to.

      1. S /

        I know how that happens…lol

        1. < / Post Author

          😉

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Royal Mistresses and Lovers Quiz