#FridayFun – Another Anne Boleyn quiz!

Aug11,2023 #Anne Boleyn quiz

This week’s #FridayFun is another Anne Boleyn quiz!

Test your knowledge of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I, with part two of my Anne Boleyn quiz.

If you missed the first part, you can click here to complete it.

Good luck!


#1. Who crowned Anne Boleyn at Westminster Abbey on 1st June 1533?

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, crowned Anne.

#2. True or false: Anne used talent spotters, including royal physician Dr William Butts, to help her find and employ reformist scholars as her chaplains?

#3. True or false: Anne Boleyn helped support Cardinal Wolsey's son Thomas Wynter in his education?

It’s true. Anne was a patron of education and supported Wynter and also other scholars like William Barlow, John Elmer and John Beckynsaw.

#4. True or false: Anne Boleyn accompanied Henry VIII on a royal progress to the north of England in the summer of 1535?

The royal progress was to the south-west of England.

#5. Which historian wrote, “If Cromwell was the brain of the Reformation Anne was at its heart”?

#6. Whose translation of the New Testament did Anne Boleyn own and have available for her ladies to read in her apartments?

#7. On which date did Anne Boleyn suffer a miscarriage in 1536?

#8. In his Passion Sunday sermon, John Skip characterised Anne as this Biblical character

His sermon was on the story of Queen Esther saving the Jews from the evil plans of Haman.

#9. How many men were executed in May 1536 after being accused of sleeping with Anne and plotting with her to kill the king.

Their names were Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton, Mark Smeaton and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford.

#10. How many days were there between Anne Boleyn's execution and Henry VIII's marriage to Jane Seymour?

11 – Henry and Jane became betrothed the day after Anne’s execution but married on 30th May 1536.


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