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King Henry VIII's Wives


  1. Who was King Henry VIII’s first wife and also his longest marriage?
  2. Who was the only wife to receive a proper queen's burial and is buried alongside Henry VIII in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle?
  3. Name the mother of Mary, who would become the first undisputed English queen regnant in 1553?
  4. Which wife was the first female to have a book published in English with her name as the author? This 1545 book was titled 'Prayers or Meditations'.

  5. Henry complained that which wife was very plain and gave her the name the 'Flanders Mare'?
  6. Which wife was just 16 at the time of their marriage, while Henry was 49?
  7. What was the name of Henry's older brother who had previously been the husband of Catherine of Aragon?
  8. Who did Henry marry just 10 days after Anne Boleyn’s execution?
  9. Which wife was Henry only married to for 6 months?
  10. Which two of King Henry VIII's wives were beheaded?
  11. Who was the last of King Henry VIII’s wives?
  12. Which wife gave Henry his long-awaited male heir Edward, in 1537?
  13. Queen Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch, was daughter of Henry VIII and which of his wives?
  14. Which wife, acting as regent in Henry's absence, secured victory in 1513 at the Battle of Flodden?
  15. Which castle in Kent was home to both Anne Boleyn in her youth and later to King Henry VIII's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves?
  16. What is the well-known rhyme used to help remember the fate of each wife?


  1. Catherine of Aragon
  2. Jane Seymour
  3. Catherine of Aragon
  4. Catherine Parr
  5. Anne of Cleves
  6. Catherine Howard
  7. Arthur
  8. Jane Seymour
  9. Anne of Cleves
  10. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard
  11. Catherine Parr
  12. Jane Seymour
  13. Anne Boleyn
  14. Catherine of Aragon
  15. Hever Castle
  16. Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.