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The Events of July 1553 Quiz

July 1553 was a month of three monarchs: King Edward VI, Queen Jane (lady Jane Grey) and Queen Mary I - what a month for the citizens of London! It was definitely eventful. But how much do you know about the events that led from Edward's death to Mary's accession? Let me test your knowledge with this fun little quiz - good luck!

The events of July 1553

Q1) How old was Edward VI when he died on 6th July 1553?

14

15

13

16

Q2) Where was Edward's half-sister Mary when she heard news of her brother's illness?

Hatfield

Somerset House

Hunsdon

Framlingham

Q3) To which part of England did Mary decide to flee on hearing that her brother was dying and that there was some kind of plot against her?

Yorkshire

The south-west

Wales

East Anglia

Q4) Robert Reyns brought Mary news of Edward VI's death, but what occupation did Reyns have?

Illuminator

Goldsmith

Lawyer

He was her chamberlain

Q5) Where was Mary when she gathered her household together on 8th July 1553 and declared herself queen?

Framlingham

Euston Hall

Sawston Hall

Kenninghall

Q6) Who preached at St Paul's Cross on 9th July 1553 and called Mary and Elizabeth bastards?

Nicholas Ridley

Thomas Cranmer

Hugh Latimer

William Latymer

Q7) On 10th July 1553, Lady Jane Grey travelled to the Tower of London to be proclaimed queen, but where was she before?

Chelsea Old Manor

Somerset House

Durham Place

Syon

Q8) Which supporter of Mary persuaded the ships on the east coast to swap their loyalty from Queen Jane to Mary?

John Dudley

George Howard

Henry Beddingfield

Henry Jerningham

Q9) True or false: Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk and Jane's father, was sent east to apprehend Mary?

True

False

Q10) Jane is often called the Nine Days Queen, but how long was her reign really?

10 days

11 days

15 days

13 days

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The Events of July 1553 Quiz