The Quiz: Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I were half-sisters born from what king?
Mary and Elizabeth (as well as their brother King Edward VI) shared King Henry VIII as a father, but had different mothers. Mary’s mother was Catherine of Aragon, Henry’s first wife, while Elizabeth’s mother was Anne Boleyn. Edward’s mother was Jane Seymour, and while he tried to remove Mary from the line of succession due to religious differences, Edward was unsuccessful, and Mary took the throne in 1553.
The correct answer to this quiz is Henry VIII.