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If You Get A 10/10 On This Quiz, King Henry VIII Won't Behead You

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  1. Let's start off easy: How many wives did King Henry VIII have?
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    1
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    2
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    3
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    4
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    5
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    6
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    6 wives

    Good ol' Henry VIII had count 'em — SIX — wives. You probably heard the whole "Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived" thing.

  2. Why did Henry VIII think his first marriage was cursed?
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    Cause his wife was previously married to his brother.
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    Cause his wife was older than him.
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    Catherine of Aragon was once married to Arthur, Prince of Wales.

    There were many reasons why Henry VIII wanted a divorce from Catherine of Aragon — she hadn’t given birth to a living male heir, she was getting older, and Anne Boleyn had caught his eye among them. Henry VIII thought he was being punished since Catherine was briefly married to his brother, Arthur before he died.

  3. Who was Elizabeth I's mother?
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    Catherine Howard
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    Anne of Cleves
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    Catherine Parr
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    Anne Boleyn
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    Jane Seymour
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    Catherine of Aragon
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    Anne Boleyn

    Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn.

  4. Which present-day country was Anne of Cleves from?
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    Austria
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    Germany
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    France
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    Spain
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    Italy
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    England
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    Germany

    Anne's birthplace was in what is now present-day Germany.

  5. Who had the shortest-lasting marriage to Henry VIII?
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    Catherine of Aragon
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    Anne Boleyn
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    Jane Seymour
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    Anne of Cleves
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    Catherine Howard
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    Catherine Parr
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    Anne of Cleves

    Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves were married for six months before he had it annulled!

  6. How old was Edward VI — Henry VIII's son and heir — when he died?
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    6
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    9
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    13
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    15
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    17
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    21
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    15

    Edward VI was only 15 when he passed away.

  7. Where is Henry VIII interred?
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    Windsor Castle
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    Tower of London
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    Leicester Cathedral
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    Windsor Castle

    Henry VIII is interred in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle next to his beloved third wife, Jane Seymour.

  8. Who was Mary I married to?
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    Charles V
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    Prince Marva of Aragon
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    Philip II of Spain
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    Philip II of Spain

    Mary I was married to Philip II of Spain. Charles V was actually the Holy Roman Emperor and cousin of Mary I while Prince Marva of Aragon was a name I made up just now.

  9. Who was the Pope when Henry tried to get a divorce from his first wife?
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    Pope Leo X
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    Pope Adrian VI
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    Pope Clement VII
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    Pope Clement VII

    Pope Clement VII was the Pope when Henry VIII tried to get permission to divorce Catherine of Aragon. OK, this one was a lil' hard. Sorry.

  10. Finally: Who ascended the throne after the death of Elizabeth I?
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    James I
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    Mary, Queen of Scots
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    Charles I
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    James I

    James I (who was King James VI of Scotland) became the King of England and Ireland after the death of Elizabeth I.

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