Best of the Rest!
Books go out of print but that doesn't mean that they're no longer useful in the classroom or as a source of ideas for planning and teaching. The books below can be easily obtained second-hand and so I've set out the reasons why they're still useful.
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The Tudor Century
Author: Ian Dawson
Published in 1993, this is one of the most widely-used A level books on the Tudor period. On publication it was described in 'History Sixth' as the best book on the Tudors for A level students.
It was the first 'bridge-book' designed specifically for A level rather than aiming at both A level and undergraduate audiences. Although recently out of print it can easily be obtained second-hand and can be raided for activities, source exercises and historiography exercises as well as the text.
The Children's Crusade
Author: Douglas Thorburn
Editor: Ian Dawson
Through contemporary records and illustrations, this book explores the motives, values and actions of those involved in the Children's Crusade and enables pupils to understand that historians need to establish the individual views of people involved in past events. Also out of print but accessible second-hand.