Monday, 21 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 21-4-2014: Henry VIII

 You know, I must admit to having a quiet day, yesterday.

Bar the fact, of course, that it was Easter Sunday.

Which meant a certain nephew of mine … ?

Had a VERY good time hunting for Easter eggs.

Saying that?   Jude being Jude, had more fun with the plastic eggs, and the toy chickens.

In point of fact, I THINK I’ve got a video of him: having a WHALE of a time trying to making the chicks stand up.

Somewhere … !

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging six out of six.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 21st April saw Henry 8th ascend the throne of England: on the death of his father.   Who was his father … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1500s was this … ?
Q3) Henry and his dad were the first two monarchs from which English dynasty … ?
Q4) Which country of the UK did the dynasty come from … ?
Q5) How many wives did Henry marry … ?
Q6) Name one of them …
Q7) Henry’s divorce from one of his wives was a big factor in the English Reformation.   WHICH wife … ?
Q8) That reformation led to the founding of the Church of England: and the dissolution of what … ?
Q9) Name any of Henry’s children.
Q10) Finally … Where is Henry buried … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Midnight, 20th April, 2013, saw the last reactor in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant finally shut down.   In which country was the plant … ?
A1) Japan.
Q2) The plant had a nuclear meltdown: as a result of being hit by what: a tidal wave, an earthquake or a hurricane?
A2) A tsunami: or tidal wave.
Q3) In some parts of the world, 20th April is a counter-culture holiday: and good excuse to smoke lots of what … ?
A3) Cannabis.
Q4) 20th April, 1964, saw the birth of noted actor, director and author, Andy Serkis.   In which 2011 film did he play Dr Adrian King … ?
Q5) 20th April, 1906, is the date of the founding of the city of Tel-Aviv.   Tel-Aviv is in which country … ?
A5) Israel.
Q6) Finally … 20th April, 1946, saw the League of Nations formally dissolved: what replaced it?
A6) The United Nations.
I’ll leave you with this song: possibly the only one I could feature … 

And this thought from the man, himself …
“Well-beloved subjects! we thought that the clergy of our realm had been our subjects wholly, but now, we have well perceived that they be but half our subjects; yea, and scarce our subjects, for all the prelates, at their consecration, take an oath to the Pope clean contrary to the oath they make to us, so that they seem to be his subjects and not ours.”
Henry 8th, in a speech to Parliament in 1532.
Have a good Monday.

*        Which reminds me, Debbi, I’m going to have to check your site: for the name of the latest novel!   I seriously need to get ordering from the library … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

The writer's group still needs to review it. And I have a young adult novel coming out, too, after my editor looks it over. :)

1. Henry VII
2. 1509
3. House of Tudor
4. Wales
5. 6.
6. Anne Boleyn
7. Catherine of Aragon
8. the Monasteries
9. Mary i
10. St. George's Chapel