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Tudor Poets Quiz

The Tudor period was marked by the English Renaissance and Elizabeth I's Golden Age, but how much do you know about Tudor poets and their poems?

Why not test yourself with our fun Sunday quiz?

Grab your favourite snack and beverage, make yourself comfortable and let's begin! Good luck!

Tudor Poets

Q1) This Tudor poet wrote "Whoso List to Hunt" and "Alas Madam for Stealing of a Kiss", among other works.

Philip Sidney

Thomas Wyatt the Elder

Henry Howard

Francis Bryan

Q2) Which of these was written by John Skelton?

The Garland of Laurel

The Tunning of Elenor Rumming

Mannerly Margery Milk and Ale

Womanhood, wanton, ye want

All of the above

Q3) True or false: Sir Philip Sidney wrote "Alas, why say you I am rich"?



Q4) Scottish poet William Dunbar wrote a poem about whose arrival at Holyrood in 1503?

James IV

Margaret Tudor

Mary Tudor

Henry VII

Q5) Who wrote "A Satire against the Citizens of London"?

Thomas Vaux

John Heywood

Thomas Churchyard

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

Q6) Which of these events was Thomas Churchyard's poem "A Warning to the Wyse" about?

An earthquake

A series of monstrous births

The Great Comet

The Spanish Armada

Q7) This Tudor poet was also known as the "Vicar of Hell".

Thomas Norton

Nicholas Grimald

Sir Francis Bryan

Thomas Vaux

Q8) Which of these poems did Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden, write?

Brittle Beauty

A Quiet Mind

Love that doth reign and live

My Lute Awake!

Q9) Which English poet is best known for his epic poem "The Faerie Queene"?

William Shakespeare

Sir Philip Sidney

Sir Robert Sidney

Edmund Spenser

Q10) Who wrote these words: "I am not she that list My anchor to let fall For every drizzling mist My ship substancial."?

Mary Sidney

Catherine Willoughby

Elizabeth I

Anne Askew

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Tudor Poets Quiz