Middle Age Royals of England and France


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How can the land-holding battles between the rulers of France and England in the High Middle Ages be traced back to William the Conqueror?

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1. Which monarch lost control of Angevin lands in France, battled against barons for political power, and signed the Magna Carta limiting his own power?

2. What domestic struggles did English and French monarchs face during the Middle Ages?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its accompanying worksheet are a quick and easy way to gauge your knowledge of the French and English ruling class during the High Middle Ages. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include the empire that spanned England and parts of France, and the first Norman king of England.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • What William I was also known as
  • King Richard's younger brother
  • First Norman king of England
  • Empire located in England and parts of France
  • Who fought with Richard and John for control of Angevin lands

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about French and English royalty in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding politics in the High Middle Ages
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the French and English monarchy during the High Middle Ages

Additional Learning

To learn more about royalty during this period of history, review the related lesson titled Middle Age Royals of England and France. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn when the High Middle Ages took place
  • Discuss Saxon to Norman control of England
  • Learn about the Capetians
  • Explore politics during the Crusades
  • Discuss the aftereffects of the Angevin defeat
  • Learn how the Magna Carta changed the balance of power between kings and barons