King Richard III: History, Family Tree & Death


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1. Who was the true heir to the throne after the death of Edward IV in 1483?

2. How long did Richard III reign as King of England?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The reputation of King Richard III is complicated, since he was at the center of a number of major political events and conspiracies before and during his short 2-year reign. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Richard III and his reign.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The political climate of 15th century England
  • The reigning dynasties of 15th century England
  • Richard III and his involvement in major events
  • The reign of Richard III as king

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the 15th century and Richard III
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about major events in the lifetime and reign of Richard III
  • Making connections - correlate historical events with the power shifts they caused in the English dynasty
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as the name of the dynasty that took the throne after the Plantagenet reign

Additional Learning

To learn more about King Richard III and his history, review the accompanying lesson called King Richard III: History, Family Tree & Death. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the political climate of 15th century England
  • Details the family tree of the Plantagenet dynasty
  • Covers the wars the English fought in the 15th century
  • Covers the reign and death of King Richard III
  • Introduces the Tudor dynasty