#FridayFun – Anne Boleyn Quiz

Aug 4, 2023 #Anne Boleyn quiz

This week’s #FridayFun is a general Anne Boleyn quiz.

Test your knowledge of Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, with these ten questions – good luck!

Please feel free to share your score or comments.

Results

#1. Anne Boleyn's father was Thomas Boleyn, but who was her mother?

The answer is Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk.

#2. Whose friendship with Margaret of Austria led to Anne being sent to Margaret's court in 1513?

Thomas Boleyn had become friends with Margaret when he’d been sent to her court to act as an envoy to her father Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and to conclude an alliance between England and the Empire against France.

#3. True of false: Anne's paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Butler, was Catherine of Aragon's first Lord Chamberlain.

True. He served her in this office from 1509 to 1512.

#4. How many years did Anne spend in France?

About 7. She went to France in the autumn of 1514 to serve Mary Tudor and then served Queen Claude from 1515 to late 1521.

#5. Which of these men was Anne Boleyn linked to before Henry VIII courted her?

She returned to England because there were negotiations for her to marry James Butler, she was in a romance with Henry Percy, and Thomas Wyatt appears to have been in love with her.

#6. When Henry VIII began wooing her, Anne Boleyn left court to spend time here.

She returned to her family home, Hever Castle.

#7. In 1528, Henry VIII was panicked because...

#8. In September 1532, Henry VIII raised Anne Boleyn to the peerage. What title was she given?

She was made Marquess of Pembroke in her own right.

#9. Where did Anne marry Henry VIII on 25th January 1533?

The couple got married at Whitehall.

#10. True or false: Anne Boleyn gave birth to a baby girl on 7th September at Hampton Court Palace?

Elizabeth was born at Greenwich Palace, not Hampton Court.

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3 thoughts on “#FridayFun – Anne Boleyn Quiz”
  1. 7/10 Yikes.
    Didn’t know about Thomas Butler, off on the years in France, and (gasp!) didn’t read quite far enough on #10..

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