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Off With Your Head!
You’re lucky Henry himself isn’t here to grade these quizzes, because it didn’t take much to get him in a “beheading” mood.
You know your Henry VIII, but you’ve got a bit of studying up to do before you can truly say you’re an expert on the worst monarch of all time.
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Either you were obsessed with The Tudors when it was on TV or you really paid attention in history class. Regardless of how you got here, congratulations, you really know your Henry VIII!
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Elizabeth Barton was the only woman who ever had her head put on a spike on London Bridge. Which king had her executed?
Henry VIII’s had a specific and gruesome way of crushing people to death. What was it called?
What brutal execution tool with a strange name was found in Henry’s possession when he died?
What did Henry VIII look like in his youth?
What did Henry and all of his wives have in common?
Who was Henry’s right-hand man?
Why was Henry’s daughter called “Bloody Mary”?
What do they call the corridor at Hampton Court where Catherine Howard, Henry’s fifth wife, allegedly ran screaming for mercy after she was arrested for treason?
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Henry wasn’t supposed to be king. Who was meant to take the throne instead of him?
Who was Henry’s first child?
Why did Henry declare himself to be the head of the Church of England, sparking the English Reformation?
Anne Boleyn was pregnant with Henry’s child when they got married. What was the child named?
What did Henry have Anne Boleyn executed for?
How long did it take Henry to marry Jane Seymour after Anne Boleyn was beheaded?
Who was the only one of Henry’s wives to receive a Queen’s funeral?
What was Henry’s cruel response when he first met Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife?
What were the knights who assisted Henry with “bodily functions and washing” in the bathroom called?
How much did Henry weigh by the time he died?
Which of Henry’s favorite pastimes did he happen to be terrible at?
What nickname did Henry get after he lowered the percentage of silver in British coins until they were basically copper with a thin coat of silver?
What scary incident is said to have caused a brain injury that seriously affected Henry’s personality?
Why is Henry called “the father of the Royal Navy”?
How do English school children learn the fates of Henry VIII’s wives?
How did Henry VIII execute a cook who tried to poison his master?
How many executions is it believed Henry ordered during his reign?
Henry had six wives, but which of his wives was herself married four different times?
How old was Catherine Howard when Henry had her beheaded?
How did Catherine Howard’s past relationships become known?
Which of Anne Boleyn, Mary Boleyn, and their mother Elizabeth Howard, slept with Henry VIII?
Who was named “the worst monarch in history” by Historical Writers Association?
About This Quiz
Henry VIII was the King of England for nearly three decades. Of course, he’s best known for his tumultuous love life—out of his six marriages, he ended up beheading two of his wives. He’s undeniably one of the most infamous monarchs in history, but how much do you really know about him? Heads will roll for those who can’t cut it with our quiz about England’s cruelest, lustiest, and most gluttonous king.