#FridayFun – Catherine Howard Quiz Part 2
Posted By Claire on July 14, 2023
This week’s #FridayFun is another quiz testing your knowledge of Queen Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, from July 1540, when she became queen, to her execution in February 1542.
#1. In January 1541, Catherine welcomed this person to court and gave him/her a ring and two small dogs.
#2. In 1541, Catherine interceded with Henry VIII for this imprisoned courtier.
#3. In the summer of 1541, Catherine accompanied her husband the king on progress to this part of England.
#4. While she was on the royal progress, Catherine met secretly with this gentleman of the king's privy chamber.
#5. This lady helped Catherine meet with her sweetheart while they were on the royal progress
#6. What position did Francis Dereham attain in Catherine's household in 1541?
#7. Who informed the king by letter of allegations regarding Catherine's past on 2nd November 1541?
#8. This man alerted members of the king's council to Catherine's past relationships.
#9. Catherine was confined to her apartments in Hampton Court Palace and then moved to this place before being transferred to the Tower of London.
#10. True or false: Both men tried for their involvement with Catherine suffered a full traitor's death, i.e. they were hanged, drawn and quartered?
Culpeper’s sentence was commuted to beheading.
#11. True or false: Henry VIII changed the law so that he could execute Catherine's lady?
He changed the law so that he could execute a person displaying signs of “lunacy” as Jane Boleyn had suffered a mental breakdown following her arrest.