This was the first one of these that I've tried, and I really enjoyed it for a brief history of Medieval England.If you like historical fiction, but don't have the patience to read a history on a given time, this would be perfect for you. It gives you the important players for the different periods, and what they are best known for. There are some breaks to cover significant themes, like chivalry. A nice little reference work. If I had a complaint, its there are seperate supporting materials you get if you get it through Great Courses that you don't get with the Audible version, but if you are big on the period, you probably know where to find some of them.