The Six Wives of Henry VIII Test | Final Test - Hard

Alison Weir (historian)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where were King Henry VIII and Katherine Howard married?

2. Where was Princess Elizabeth's household established?

3. At what event did Queen Anne and King Henry VIII last see one another?

4. Who died on October 8, 1541?

5. How many husbands did Katherine Parr have before King Henry VIII?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the order of succession after the death of King Henry VIII?

2. How was the birth of Prince Edward celebrated?

3. What happened in 1541 to sour relations between England and Scotland?

4. How did Queen Katherine involve herself in affairs of state in the spring of 1541?

5. What aroused Katherine Parr's suspicions of her husband, Thomas Seymour?

6. How was Queen Katherine mourned?

7. What reasons would Katherine Parr have had for not wanting to marry King Henry VIII?

8. How did Katherine Howard react to the Bill of Attainder against her?

9. On what grounds was King Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves dissolved?

10. Why did Emperor Charles V and the imperialists support the idea of a royal divorce between King Henry VIII and Queen Anne?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the Reformation affected the reign of Henry VIII and his marriages. For instance, how did the movement for Church Reform become helpful to the King, both to encourage his marriages and hasten his divorces? Did the movement cause conflict in any of his marriages? Did it cause trouble for any of his wives?

Essay Topic 2

What was the purpose of marriage in the 1500s, and how did Henry VIII make use of it? Please use three examples.

Essay Topic 3

Religious conflict is one of the major themes that runs throughout this text. Please discuss the effects this conflict had on the wives of Henry VIII, including their public reception and the ways in which they were used, before and after their marriages, by those around the King to promote one side of the conflict.

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