Recently I posted my reviews on the four part series entitled “Henry VIII – The Mind of a Tyrant” presented by Dr David Starkey. I thoroughly enjoyed this series on the life of Henry VIII. Starkey is a brilliant historian and his knowledge of Tudor history and of Henry VIII is utterly remarkable. It was a pleasure to be able to watch this documentary series and I especially enjoyed learning about the younger years of Henry VIII”s life, which was a far cry from the obese, tyrannical man that Henry VIII is often remembered as.
What I also loved about this series as that we were able to see so many of the original documents, letters, manuscripts, books etc. that were written and used by Henry VIII, his wives and those about him at court. For someone like me who will never be able to have access to these rare and beautiful works it was simply incredible to be able to look upon them. I also loved that Starkey went to so many historical places across England and Europe. We were shown buildings which were over five hundred years old with their strong brick structures and intricately carved and detailed inners. And again, as I will probably never get to see many of these locations or buildings it was breathtaking to be able to have a small glimpse at them.
After watching this series I found a really fun and interesting quiz online which apparently was created by Dr David Starkey. The quiz is in conjunction with the “Henry VIII – The Mind of a Tyrant” documentary and all the questions are about Henry’s life and the happenings during his reign.
The quiz is thirty two questions long and you get three lives (just in case you hit a tricky question!) I actually really enjoyed taking this quiz and I found it a lot of fun. It was a real test on my knowledge about Henry VIII, his life, his reign and the happenings around him during the 16th century. Plus let’s face it; it’s pretty cool taking a quiz created by Dr David Starkey!
I got all the questions right and I have to admit I had a little cheer at the end!
If you’re interested, and personally I would strongly suggest having a go as it’s quite fun, here is the link to the quiz…