1066 was a turning point in European history and this illustrated history tackles the human, political, religious and military issues that were resolved in 3 major battles. Each page has a footnote which addresses the historical issues. These sections are headed 'How do we know this' as the book is intended for young students of history with the text aimed at 10-14 reading age. The book has a glossary to deal with some of the challenging terms and there is a reference section for those who want to continue their research using the Internet. This is a grown-up book for youung people.