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Wars of the Roses

Biographies and Key Facts

Biographies and Key Facts

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Format: Power Point Presentation

Download short editable biographies of Wars of the Roses Significant People Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

Use key facts, activities and historic sources to explore the people involved in these famous power struggles. 

  • Henry VI
  • Margaret of Anjou
  • Edward IV
  • Elizabeth Woodville
  • Richard Neville
  • George Plantagenet (Duke of Clarence)
  • Richard III
  • Henry VII

Header image: Courtesy of the British Library Royal 15 E. VI

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Resource Information

Key Stage

  • KS2 (age 7-11)
  • KS3 (age 11-14)
  • KS4 (age 15-16)
  • KS5 (age 16+)
  • Home Educators

Subjects

  • History

Topic

  • Medieval
  • Wars
  • Crime & Punishment

Type

  • For the classroom

Palace

  • Tower of London
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Editable PowerPoints for lessons

This resource includes an editable PowerPoint ready for educators to adapt, with background notes under each slide. 

Classroom resources

This resource can be used in different ways:

  • displayed on screens as a PowerPoint  
  • adapted to create printable worksheets
  • click on the images within the files to explore the paintings in more detail.

Historic enquiry

This resource supports historic enquiry, using portraits as historical sources. It contains enquiry questions for students plus background notes for teachers.

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Key Stage

  • Home Educators
  • KS2 (age 7-11)
  • KS3 (age 11-14)
  • KS4 (age 15-16)
  • KS5 (age 16+)

Subject

  • English
  • History

Topic

  • Crime & Punishment
  • Stuarts

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Key Stage

  • KS2 (age 7-11)

Subject

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Key Stage

  • Home Educators
  • KS2 (age 7-11)
  • KS3 (age 11-14)
  • KS4 (age 15-16)
  • KS5 (age 16+)

Subject

  • History

Topic

  • Tudors
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