The Medieval period was a fascinating time. The landscape changed dramatically with the building of huge castles to control the land. It was a time of chivalry and knights competing against each other and fighting their foes bravely. The church became very powerful and financed the building of magnificent cathedrals. It was a hard life if you were a farmer, working the land owned by noblemen, who owed service to the king. Battles were fought in Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Holy Lands. Our exciting book begins with the Norman conquest of England and ends with the start of the Tudor reign.