British Middle Ages Study Program

Reading Recommendations     Study Aids    
Quiz Game     Review Questions    

The British Middle Ages Study Program covers the fifth to seventeenth century in the British Isles. The first six divisions cover English history from the Saxon conquest to the Glorious Revolution. The final two divisions focus on the histories of Scotland and Ireland. (~400 to 1700 AD).

Reading Recommendations

The following books are recommended as 'core' reading assignments. The complete texts are online, or PDF and EPUB versions can be downloaded.

English History—The Heritage British Library includes dozens of student histories that cover English history at all reading levels. PDF, EPUB and online versions of all books are available so they can be downloaded read on any device. The two we recommend as 'core' reading selections for the first six units (Early Britain to Stuart Era) are:

Scottish and Irish History—Reading recommendations for units seven and eight are short histories that focus specifically on Scotland and Ireland.

Advanced Students—There are many excellent supplemental texts in the British Middle Ages collection, especially among the biographies. See the Books Summaries page for biographies, legends, and simplified literature classics. Particularly interesting biographies in the collection include:

Additional Reading Resources—The following links provide information about additional reading options for British History.

Study Aids

Study Aids are provided to help students review important characters and events. Some resources relate to all of British history and others to specific historical eras.

Historical Maps Outline Maps
Timeline Major Characters
Wars and Battles Era Summaries

Study Aids organized by Historical Era

Quiz Game

The British Middle Ages History Quest program includes over 700 multiple choice questions, divided into eight subcategories. Questions are based on the Reading Recommendations listed above, but the program can used with other traditional curriculums.

Students who have never studied British History should complete the assigned reading and focus on earning "Knowledge Medals". Players who already have some knowledge of the topic can play "History Quest" by answering progressively more difficult questions across all eight divisions.

Advanced players can also compete with other history lovers by posting their scores on the British Middle Ages Leaderboard.

The History Quest quiz game is now available from the Google Play Store, and also the Microsoft WIndows Store. It will be released for Apple devices in 2021.

Review Questions

Each of the British Middle Ages Q/A worksheets listed below includes at least 20 questions (out of 50-90 per unit) taken from the History Quest app. Answering written questions helps reinforce information learned through reading and review.

Homeschoolers or others who are studying English History can use the written worksheets along with the History Quest quiz game to help them demonstrate mastery in each division.

Early Britain Q/A Saxons and Normans Q/A
Early Plantagenets Q/A Lancastrians and Yorks Q/A
Tudors and Reformation Q/A Stuarts and Civil War Q/A
Scotland Q/A Ireland Q/A