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

Alison Weir (historian)
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who died on December 21, 1536?

2. Who died on October 8, 1541?

3. With whom did King Henry VIII begin an affair in September, 1535?

4. Who went mad in the Tower of London?

5. Whose plan was it to accuse Anne Boleyn of adultery and treason?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In a well-planned essay, compare and contrast two of the wives of King Henry VIII in terms of background, suitability for queenship, relationship with the King, personality, effect on the Kingdom, etc.

Essay Topic 2

In what ways did international politics play a part in Henry VIII's marriages? Use at least three examples, thinking about the overall picture of Europe in the sixteenth-seventeenth centuries.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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