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The Reign of Henry VIII

Guess these facts about Henry VIII and his reign as King of England.
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Last updated: December 30, 2016
First submittedDecember 30, 2016
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Henry was part of this dynasty
Tudor
His first wife
Catherine of Aragon
Title he was given by the Pope in 1521
Defender of the Faith
Lord Chancellor who was unable to get Henry's marriage annulled
Cardinal Wolsey
Palace that Henry confiscated from the above
Hampton Court
His second wife, executed in 1536
Anne Boleyn
Lord Chancellor who refused to recognize Henry's remarriage. Executed in 1535
Sir Thomas More
Chief advisor to Henry who advised him to split with Rome. Executed in 1540
Thomas Cromwell
Method of execution for all three of the above
Beheading
His third wife
Jane Seymour
Legitimate children
Mary
Elizabeth
Edward
Protestant who was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1533
Thomas Cranmer
Henry was the first Supreme Head of this church
Church of England
Henry lost a wrestling bout to this French monarch
Francis I
Sport enjoyed by Henry that caused a festering leg wound
Jousting
Painter who painted Henry's most well-known portrait
Hans Holbein the Younger
Henry was the first English king of this country
Ireland
His older brother who died
Arthur
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level 72
Dec 30, 2016
Please correct a typo - Cranmer, not Cramner. Fortunately, I guessed the wrong spelling when the correct one didn't work...
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level ∞
Dec 30, 2016
Fixed. Thanks!
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level 86
Dec 30, 2016
Also it's Aragon, not Aragorn (which was invented by Tolkien)
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level ∞
Dec 30, 2016
Fixed. :)
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level 77
Dec 30, 2016
Whether Cranmer was in fact a "Protestant" at the time he was appointed Archbishop appears to be somewhat controversial.
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level 84
Dec 30, 2016
Catherine of Aragon had her name also spelt as Katherine.
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level ∞
Dec 30, 2016
That will work now. Interesting that Henry had three wives named Catherine. Although I suppose names were much less diverse back then.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2017
Yeah, I fail at Rennaissance-era history because everyone tends to have one of ten names, therefore, "Wait, WHICH one of these twenty Johns/Thomases/Henrys/Annes/Marys did this?!?!?!?"
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level 71
Jan 1, 2017
For Hans all I could think of was Gruber.
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level 80
Apr 26, 2017
Damn it I wanted to make a John McClane joke but there's no John on here.
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level 42
Apr 28, 2017
ditto--should be accepted as a joke answer
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level 73
Oct 28, 2019
All I could think of was Hans Brick from Team America: World Police.
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level 72
Jan 2, 2017
Why just his older brother "who died"?! I think most of the characters in this quiz have died by now....
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level 62
Jan 3, 2017
Who died at age 15, leaving Henry as the presumptive heir.
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level 27
Apr 26, 2017
I agree, I got this straight away. In fairness, though, a bit more info wouldn't hurt.
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level 68
Apr 26, 2017
most
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level 70
Apr 26, 2017
Nice.
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level 73
Oct 28, 2019
Well, if you're going for pedantry you should go all the way and be accurate.
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level 73
Apr 27, 2017
Misspelled Hampton and Wolsey, should have gotten more though after having read the brilliant 'Bring up the Bodies'
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level 56
Mar 6, 2018
I got them all, except for Hampton Court, thanks to watching The Tudors. I did Google all the "characters" on the show as I watched, so I could keep all the names straight. Looks like I learned a lot in the process!
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level 73
Oct 28, 2019
It's been turned into a hotel now, hasn't it?
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level 79
Sep 27, 2018
for method of execution accept axe?
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level 79
Nov 9, 2018
Actually at least for Anne Boleyn's execution I'm pretty sure they used a sword. I not really sure about the others.
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level 36
Aug 6, 2019
At least sometimes my large knowledge of Tudor history serves me well. lol love the quiz