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Whose reign?

In whose reign did these historic events take place? Test your knowledge of Plantagenet and Tudor history with this fun quiz.

Whose reign?

Q1) In whose reign did Christopher Columbus "sail the ocean blue" and reach the New World?

Richard III

Henry VII

Edward IV

Henry VIII

Q2) In whose reign was Anne Askew tortured and executed?

Henry VIII

Mary I

Edward VI

Elizabeth I

Q3) In whose reign did the Prayer Book Rebellion take place?

Elizabeth I

Henry VIII

Mary I

Edward VI

Q4) In whose reign did Richard Chancellor enter the White Sea, drop anchor at the port of Archangel, travel to the court of Ivan IV (the Terrible) of Russia and establish relations with Russia, opening up trade between England and Russia?

Edward VI

Mary I

Lady Jane Grey

Elizabeth I

Q5) London was badly affected by the Black Death of 1348 and the Great Plague of 1665, but in whose reign did nearly a quarter (24%) of Londoners die in a bout of the plague?

Elizabeth I

Richard III

Henry VII

Henry VIII

Q6) In whose reign was the Battle of Stoke?

Edward IV

Henry VIII

Henry VII

Henry VI

Q7) In whose reign was the Ale Houses Act passed, which is seen as laying the foundation of modern licensing laws?

Richard III

Edward VI

Mary I

Elizabeth I

Q8) In whose reign did lightning strike the steeple of Old St Paul's Cathedral causing it to catch fire?

Elizabeth I

Lady Jane Grey

Mary I

Edward VI

Q9) In whose reign did Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, die?

Henry VII

Henry VIII

Edward IV

Richard III

Q10) In whose reign was an act "for due process to be had in high treason in cases of lunacy or madness" passed by Parliament, meaning that "a person becoming insane after the supposed commission of treason, might be tried; or losing his rational faculties after attainder, might be executed"?

Mary I

Henry VII

Henry VIII

Edward VI

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Whose reign?