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QUIZ: How Would You Fare if You Were Married to Henry VIII?

QUIZ: How Would You Fare if You Were Married to Henry VIII?


It seems easy—far too easy—for us to use our hindsight and say things like “ANNE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? STOP PUSHING PROTESTANT REFORM, THOMAS CROMWELL IS WATCHING AND YOU HAVEN’T YET GIVEN THE KING A SON.”

But it makes me wonder: were I actually there, would I have what it takes to marry Henry VIII and live to tell the tale? I can’t be the only one who’s constantly thinking about this. Come on. Let’s find out who lives, who dies, and who gets divorced.

1. Would you rather be liked or respected?

2. Let’s say you’ve traveled back in time to the 1500s. What would be the worst part?

3. What’s your biggest personality flaw?

4. Your house is on fire. What do you do first?

5. How many people have you dated?

6. Are you good at appeasing difficult people?

7. Under which circumstances would you compromise your morals?

8. Which of these qualities do you think would be most valuable, as a wife of Henry VIII?

9. Which of these qualities do you look for in a significant other, bearing in mind that Henry has none of them?

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