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Valentine Quiz

Today is Valentine's Day, the day of love, so what better than a Valentine quiz?! History and love, a winning combination!

Valentine Quiz

Q1) What was the name of the chivalric tradition which is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "A highly conventionalized medieval tradition of love between a knight and a married noblewoman, first developed by the troubadours of southern France and extensively employed in European literature of the time"?

Courtly love

Knight's honour

The Arthurian tradition

L'amour de chevalier

Q2) Which creatures were said to choose their mates on Valentine's Day?





Q3) According to accounts in the 15th century "Paston Letters" what happened on Valentine's Day?

Nothing, it wasn't celebrated.

Valentines were chosen by lot and gifts were given.

People went to church and posies were given out to female members of the congregation.

Cards were given to sweethearts.

Q4) Who is Cupid?

A fallen angel

An angel

The god of love

A saint

Q5) Which of his wives did Henry VIII describe as "our true and loving wife"?

Anne Boleyn

Catherine of Aragon

Catherine Howard

Jane Seymour

Q6) What gift did Henry VIII send with one of his love letters to Anne Boleyn, in the hope that when she ate it she would think of him?

A deer he'd killed.

A punnet of strawberries

A fig


Q7) Who was married the longest?

Henry VII

Henry VIII

Edward IV

Q8) Elizabeth kept a letter from this courtier in a box by her bedside. She wrote on it "His last letter".

Robert Devereux

Thomas Seymour

Robert Dudley

Francis, Duke of Anjou

Q9) Which royal couple used honeysuckle and acorns as their private motif?

Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

Q10) Frances Grey, daughter of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and Mary Tudor, Queen of France, caused a stir in 1554/5 by marrying Adrian Stokes - why?

He was a commoner

They were closely related

She was old enough to be his mother

She was pregnant when they married

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Valentine Quiz