The Story of the Middle Ages

This book relates the history of the Middle Ages simply, directly, and entertainingly. The material is well-arranged and the selection of topics is excellent. Special attention is given to presenting the life of the people-peasant, noble, and court. A unique and valuable book, this resource is scheduled for the child to read independently.


  • Introduction
  • The Ancient Germans
  • Breaking the Frontier
  • The Wanderings of the West-Goths
  • End of the Western Empire
  • Growth of the Christian Church
  • Rise of the Franks
  • Franks and Mohammedans
  • Charlemagne
  • The Growth of Feudalism
  • Deeds of the Northmen
  • The First Crusade
  • Later Crusades
  • Life of the Castle
  • Life of the Village and the Town
  • Life of the Monastery
  • Papacy and the Empire
  • The Hundred Years’ War
  • End of the Middle Ages


Note: You must have the Samuel Harding, Yesterday’s Classics version of this book to match the guide.

You can look inside the book here.