The "Foundation History" series provides simplified versions of the five Core Study Units for use with less able pupils at Key Stage 3. In each full-colour book, the text, written sources and questions have been reduced and simplified to meet the needs of lower ability pupils. Otherwise, the books follow the same structure as their counterparts in the "Heinemann History Study Units" series, allowing both series to be used together for a wide range of abilities. This book gives pupils an overview of 400 years of British history. It focuses on the major upheavals, developments, challenges and achievements of the medieval period.