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Tudor and Plantagenet Badges, Arms and Mottoes Quiz

How much do you know about the badges, arms and mottoes used in the Tudor and Plantagenet eras?

Test your knowledge with this fun quiz.

Tudor and Plantagenet Badges, Arms and Mottoes

Q1) What was the badge of King Richard III?

White boar

Black boar

White bear


Q2) Edward IV adopted the sun in splendour as his badge following the appearance of a parhelion before his victory at which battle?

Battle of Towton

Battle of Hedgeley Moor

Battle of Mortimer's Cross

Battle of Barnet

Q3) What was Richard III's motto?

Modus et ordo

Semper eadem

Ne vile velis

Loyalté me lie

Q4) What was the badge of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, "the Kingmaker"?

The bear and ragged staff

The swan

The antelope

The Greyhound

Q5) Which of these did Henry VI use as his personal badge?

Black bull

White falcon

White wolf


Q6) One of Henry VII's badges was the Red Dragon of .........

Owain Glyndŵr


Idwal Foel

Dafydd I

Q7) Elizabeth I made use of her mother Anne Boleyn's badge - what was it?

A phoenix

A bull

A pomegranate

A falcon

Q8) Henry VIII's first wife Catherine of Aragon used which badge?




White rose

Q9) Which of Henry VIII's wives had a black lion, with an escarbuncle of gold upon the shoulder as her badge?

Catherine Parr

Catherine Howard

Jane Seymour

Anne of Cleves

Q10) Which of these mottos did Mary I make use of?

Veritas Temporis Filia

Semper eadem

E pluribus unum

Semper fidelis

Q11) "In the end is my beginning" is a motto associated with...

Lady Jane Grey

Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth of York

Q12) Which of thse badges was used by Henry VII?

A crowned hawthorn bush

A greyhound

Tudor rose

All of the above

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Tudor and Plantagenet Badges, Arms and Mottoes Quiz