England's Wars of the Roses


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What role did marriage play during the War of the Roses?

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1. What can one assume about the British people, given that they subscribed to the Divine Right of Kings?

2. In what way were the House of Lancaster and House of York similar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the complexities involved in the series of power-seeking confrontations that arose in the English aristocracy during the latter part of the 15th century. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the main belligerents and the nature of the right to rule as a sovereign monarch.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your familiarity with:

  • Henry VI's foreign-born wife
  • Concept of the God-granted authority
  • Royal Houses involved in the conflicts
  • Richard of York's title
  • Dynastic power from the Wars of the Roses

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension -ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Wars of the Roses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Richard of York's role
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the great houses that fought for the English crown

Additional Learning

To learn more about the subject, review the accompanying lesson called England's Wars of the Roses. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the background of the Wars of the Roses
  • Investigate the natures of the various Henrys of the House of Lancaster
  • Examine how the wars began
  • Comment on the emergence of the Tudor Dynasty
  • Enumerate the three main points of the conflicts
  • Define how the Divine Right of Kings contributed to the wars