Who were the men of mail and where did they build their homes? What is a cavalry? How were the first castles built? Why did knights joust? Travel back in time to an age of battles and bloodshed, crusades and chivalry, battles and sieges. Fast Facts is a new series of high-interest, lower reading ability books aimed at fact-hungry children who enjoy information books but may be less confident readers or have difficulty with the usual quantity and level of text aimed at their age group.