This book is written in a lively style, and well illustrated to help hold the students interest. It is accessible, with attractive layout that assist students in learning on from GCSE. Controlled vocabulary and clear text make it suitable for students of all abilities at 'AS', and 'A' level. The book introduces evidence and sources outside the usual material available, to encourage students to engage with the past and become active Historians. It presents key issues, events and people clearly so students can find their way through the complexity of historical problems. There are numerous pictorial sources to stimulate students and capture their interest.