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Tudor Nobles and Titles Quiz

Following on from this week's Claire Chats talk on Tudor society, its hierarchy, the different classes, and the nobility in Tudor times, I thought I'd get your little grey cells working with a fun quiz on the topic. Good luck!

Tudor Nobles and Titles

Q1) This title was the highest rank in the nobility.

Duke

Viscount

Earl

Marquess

Q2) This duke was the premier duke in the peerage.

Buckingham

Somerset

Bedford

Norfolk

Q3) Thomas Cromwell was granted this earldom just a few months before he was executed in 1540.

Arundel

Cumberland

Essex

Wiltshire

Q4) Anne Boleyn was given a peerage in 1532 to make her a fitting queen-in-waiting for the visit to Calais to meet Francis I. What title was she given?

Countess

Marquess

Baroness

Duchess

Q5) Prince Henry (the future Henry VIII) was given this title in 1494.

Prince of Wales

Duke of Richmond

Earl of Pembroke

Duke of York

Q6) Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, was given a double dukedom - Duke of Richmond and ......

Somerset

Sussex

Surrey

Suffolk

Q7) Which is higher in rank - viscount or baron?

Baron

Viscount

Q8) Margaret Pole held this title in her own right.

Duchess of Suffolk

Countess of Devon

Countess of Salisbury

Countess of Exeter

Q9) John Dudley and Ambrose Dudley both held this title.

Duke of Northumberland

Viscount Lisle

Earl of Essex

Earl of Warwick

Q10) True or false: Robert Dudley was made Earl of Leicester in 1564 and his nephew also later held the title?

True

False

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Tudor Nobles and Titles Quiz