This book gives readers an in-depth look at education in medieval times. You can learn about the different kinds of schools and discover why the Church played an important role in the development of education. Discover who went to school and the subjects they learned. Find out about the first universities in Europe, and how education progressed in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
Alex Woolf is an editor and author of children's books. A history graduate, he has written books on subjects ranging from Romans in Britain to the Wall Street Crash. The consultant, Professor Malcolm Barber, has been a lecturer in medieval history for over thirty-five years. He has written many books and articles on medieval subjects, including 'The Two Cities: Medieval Europe 1050-1320'.