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Unhappy Tudor Marriages Quiz

Unhappy Tudor Marriages

Q1) Mary I was very much in love with her husband but her feelings appear to have been unrequited. Who was she married to?

Charles V

Philip of Spain

Francois, Dauphin of France

Henri, duc d'Orléans

Q2) Mary Talbot sought an annulment of her marriage in 1532 claiming that her husband had been precontracted to marry Anne Boleyn - who was her husband?

Thomas Wyatt

Francis Weston

Henry Norris

Henry Percy

Q3) Which Tudor gentleman accused his wife Anne Cecil (daughter of William Cecil, Baron Burghley) of adultery and refused to recognise their first daughter as his?

William Parr, Marquis of Northampton

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Sir Walter Hungerford

Sir Nicholas Bacon

Q4) It was once thought that Lord Protector Edward Seymour's first marriage, to Catherine Fillol, had broken down because...

She had an affair with his brother Thomas Seymour

She was very pious and would not consummate the marriage

She had an affair with the family butler

She had an affair with his father

Q5) Elizabeth Stafford, Duchess of Norfolk, claimed that her husband, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, had...

Dragged her out of bed by her hair

Wounded her on the head with a dagger

Ordered women to pinnacle her and sit on her chest until she spit up blood

Done all of the above

Q6) Penelope Devereux, daughter of Lettice Knollys and Walter Devereux, had a very unhappy marriage to which Tudor courtier?

Robert Rich

Philip Sidney

Richard Rich

Charles Blount

Q7) Which Tudor poet had an unhappy marriage to Elizabeth Brooke (sister of George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham), who was mentioned in Spanish dispatches as a lady Henry VIII was considering as his sixth wife?

George Boleyn

Thomas Wyatt

Francis Bryan

Thomas Vaux

Q8) Thomas Wyatt's niece, Elizabeth Brooke, had a long-term affair with which Tudor courtier because he was unable to obtain an annulment from his unhappy marriage to Anne Bourchier?

Francis Drake

Francis Bryan

William Parr

Thomas Parr

Q9) Why did Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, seek a divorce from her second husband, Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus?

She was in love with another man

Douglas was impotent

Because he had been precontracted to marry another woman

Because of his infidelity

Q10) Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married for love after being forced to marry Louis XII of France and then being widowed, but who did she marry?

William Compton

Charles Brandon

Anthony Denny

Henry Norris

There are 4 comments Go To Comment

  1. J

    I know my “main” Tudors. Just not the others very well. I should study more or as is more likely the case – remember what I have read!

  2. M

    Got 8/10 not too bad. Love this period of history.

  3. C

    I don’t know my Tudors as well as I thought….. time for more reading.

  4. N

    After the hundreds of novels I’ve now read about the Tudors, I’m disappointed in my retainder of knowledge! Guess I have to pay more attention to the lesser known personages! 🙁 FUN quiz!

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Unhappy Tudor Marriages Quiz