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The Young Elizabeth I Quiz

As this week has been the anniversary of Elizabeth I's accession to the throne on 17th November 1558, I thought it was appropriate to test your knowledge of this queen's early years - good luck!

The young Elizabeth I

Q1) Elizabeth I was born on 7th September 1533, but where was she born?

Hampton Court Palace

Greenwich Palace

Richmond Palace

Eltham Palace

Q2) Just a few days before her arrest in 1536, Anne Boleyn appears to have asked someone to look out for her daughter's future welfare, who did she ask?

Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cromwell

William Latymer

Matthew Parker

Q3) An infant Elizabeth I was christened on Wednesday 10th September 1533 at the Church of Observant Friars in Greenwich, but who was her godfather?

Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

Thomas Seymour

Q4) Who acted as Princess Elizabeth's first nurse?

Katherine Chapernowne (later Ashley or Astley)

Blanche Parry

Anne Shelton

Margaret Bryan

Q5) Who was appointed to Elizabeth's household in July 1536 and became her governess in 1537?

Margaret Pole

Katherine Chapernowne (later Ashley or Astley)

Anne Shelton

Blanche Herbert

Q6) Who replaced Lady Margaret Bryan as the Lady Mistress of Elizabeth and her siblings Mary and Edward?

Blanche Parry

Anne Shelton


Blanche Herbert, Lady Troy

Q7) In 1548, who did the young Elizabeth insist should become her tutor?

William Grindal

John Cheke

Roger Ascham

Anthony Cooke

Q8) On 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, Elizabeth was escorted to the Tower of London and imprisoned there for her alleged involvement with Wyatt's Rebellion, but where was she imprisoned?

The Royal Palace

The Beauchamp Tower

The Bloody Tower

The Bell Tower

Q9) On 19th May 1554, the 18th anniversary of her mother's execution, Elizabeth was released from the Tower. She was then kept under house arrest at ...........





Q10) On 18th October 1555, after house arrest at Woodstock and then time at court with her half-sister Mary, Elizabeth was finally granted permission to leave court and to finish her period of house arrest. Where was she allowed to go?




Somerset House

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The Young Elizabeth I Quiz