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The ‘seats’ and residences of Plantagenet and Tudor nobility

How much do you know about the residences of Plantagenet and Tudor families? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz.

The 'seats' and residences of Plantagenet and Tudor nobility

Q1) Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning novel "Wolf Hall" takes its name from the seat of which family?

The Boleyns

The Howards

The Seymours

The Dudleys

Q2) Edward VI gave Framlingham Castle to his half-sister Mary but which family had owned it previously?

The Howards

The De Veres

The Nevilles

The Percys

Q3) Warwick Castle is known for being the seat of the de Beauchamp family and the residence of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick and "the Kingmaker", but who was granted the castle in 1547?

Ambrose Dudley

Robert Dudley

Thomas Seymour

John Dudley

Q4) Coughton Court in Warwickshire has been home to which family since the early 15th century?

The Vaux family

The Treshams

The Throckmortons

The de Vere family

Q5) The Boleyns made Hever Castle their family home in around 1505, but where had they resided previously?

Blickling Hall

Framlingham Castle

Rochford Hall


Q6) Which of these houses was the residence of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and his wife Mary Tudor, Queen of France?

Parham Old Hall

Westhorpe Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall

Grimsthorpe Castle

Q7) Alnwick Castle has been home to which family for over 700 years?

The Percy family

The Darcy family

The Russell family

The Vaux family

Q8) Penshurst Place is known for being the ancestral home of the Sidney family, having been granted to them by Edward VI in 1552, but which family had owned it before it became crown property in 1521?

The Dudleys

The Greys

The Clintons

The Staffords

Q9) Which property belonging to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, did Elizabeth I visit and stay at in 1575?

Kenilworth Castle

Warwick Castle

Dudley Castle

Leicester House

Q10) Mary, Queen of Scots, was kept prisoner for a time at Sheffield Manor and Sheffield Castle - who did they belong to?

George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury

Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury

George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury

Amyas Paulet

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    I got a perfect score! Sadly I have to admit nearly all were crazy stabs in the dark.

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The ‘seats’ and residences of Plantagenet and Tudor nobility