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The Tudor Dynasty
This quiz contains questions concerning the policies, loves, intrigues, and adventures of England's most colorful kings and queens.
Which of Henry VIII's 6 wives survived his death?
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Which of Henry VIII's chancellors had an international reputation as a great Renaissance Humanist?
Sir Thomas More
While Elizabeth I never married, she retained a lifelong attraction to her Master of Horse, Robert Dudley, who was honored with this title.
Earl of Leicester
Earl of Essex
Elizabeth I's privateers, known as "Sea Dogs", were a colorful chapter in her reign. One of these claimed international celebrity by circumnavigating the globe. Name him.
"Bloody Mary" was the pejorative nickname given to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.
It is one of those dynastic ironies that the great royal enemy of Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, was also related to her in what way?
He was her father-in-law.
He was her cousin.
He was her brother-in-law.
He was her uncle.
Which of he following famous English dramatists was NOT a part of the Elizabethan era?
The Tudor dynasty was founded by a Welsh adventurer, Owen Tudor, who gained prominence by marrying the widow of Henry V, Margaret Beaufort.
Mark Twain's well loved story, "The Prince and the Pauper" involves the adventures of a teenage pauper and this English Prince who exchange their roles and identity.
James Stuart, the future James I who was the son of Mary Queen of Scots
Edward VI, son and heir of Henry VIII
Henry Fitzroi, the illegitimate son of Henry VIII
Arthur, the eldest son of Henry VII
The Tudors are credited with their skillful use of Parliament. Yet, Parliaments met infrequently at the royal pleasure. Elizabeth I ruled almost a half century and called only 4 Parliaments during her entire reign.
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