Jeopardy anyone?

So, I'm watching Jeopardy the other night and up comes the category with the word Tudor in it and instantly get excited because this is one category that I can kill at!

I did pretty good and got all of them correct with the exeption of the last question - the contestants didn't do well at all though!  At least I stumped them for once!

I thought I would post the trivia questions and see what you people are made of!  If you want to participate just enter your answers in the comments section.  I will post the answers Monday morning (sorry you can't get me near a computer on the weekends).  No cheating...I'm sure we'll all feel comfortable within the confines of the honor system?!
  1. Will Somers held this post for Tudor court for many years; his job was to lift the spirits of the King.
  2. During her "bloody" reign,  she had more than 300 protestants and heretics burned at the stake.  (I'm thinking it was probably more than 300)
  3. When the Countess of Salisbury was executed here for treason, the executioner needs 11 chops.
  4. Dona Elvira was the governess of this woman who married 2 Tudor princes, Arthur and Henry.
  5. Barnaby Fitzpatrick was the whipping boy and close friend of this Tudor crown prince and future King.
Bonus Question:  what TV show did this line come from:   "I'm sure we'll all feel comfortable within the confines of the honor system?!"


  1. I love it when there are categories tailored to what I know on Jeopardy! I was a linguistics major in college, so anytime there is a category of foregin words and phrases, or word origins, I'm pretty excited. :)

    I can't wait to see if I know the answers to the Tudor questions on Monday.

  2. Fun! Thanks for posting these!

  3. BTW, I have nominated you for a blog award here.

    I see from your sidebar that you have already received this award, but it doesn't really matter! One can never have enough awards or bloggy love!

  4. Hey, how are you liking When Christ and His Saints Slept??

  5. I just found your site and have had a lovely time browsing:) Being a fellow lover of historical fiction and having just wallowed in the Tudors over several books, I'm leaving my answers (some of them absolute guesses.)

    1. Will Somers was the court jester.

    2. Queen of the bloody reign killing protestants - Queen Elizabeth

    3. Countess of Salisbury was beheaded in the Tower of London.

    4. Dona Elvira was governess to Catherine of Aragon

    5. Barnaby Fitzpatrick was whipping boy to Edward

    I'm off to explore further!

  6. Once on Jeopardy they had a category on just English history. I was quite pleased that I got every single answer right - and astonished that the actual contestants didn't know the answers when they seemed fairly obvious to me. I guess I shouldn't assume everyone knows what I know!

    I know the answers to all of those Tudor questions except number 3, although I can guess.

  7. Mary Beth - great job answering the trivia! You even got the last one right! Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments - do come back!

  8. Marg - wow! One can never have too many awards! I'm honored - thank you so much!

  9. Meghan - feels good to stump the smarties isn't it?


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