Following Charlotte Yonge's book on Roman History has been great this term. She strikes a good balance between brevity and interesting detail with a Christian perspective. It is easy enough to cross reference with other websites plus our Historical Atlas.
Next term I propose to study the next period, known as the Middle Ages. But this is a period I can not trust to a single author - or not one that I am aware of right now. It is a time which has been really badly misrepresented in the past and vindicated by more recent studies, such as those by Eamonn Duffy and James Hannam.
But there are lots of interesting sources:
- FAMOUS MEN OF THE MIDDLE AGES, by Haaren and Poland takes 31 biographies as a skeleton for a history of the period.
- Open Yale's Early Medieval course 284–1000 with Prof. Paul H. Freedman in 22 lectures
- Legends of the Middle Ages, Guerber
- Beacon Lights of History Vol 5, by John Lord
- Medieval Europe, Davis
- Europe and the Faith, Hillaire Belloc
- Medieval Europe from the Saylor Academy Legacy Courses