I recommend purchasing this booklet which you can through the link below. It comes through America Needs Fatima, http://www.ANF.org.
In the booklet there is a more detailed article as to the history of the Rosary than the article in the links below provide. There is also a guide to praying the Rosary including all of the prayers, the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, along with other prayers and St. Louis de Montfort’s summary of the Life, Death and Glory of Jesus and Mary in the Holy Rosary, The Five First Saturday’s devotion, why the battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571 was so important and the reason for Our Blessed Mother’s appearing in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 to the three shepherd children was also more important for our times, as well as the Fifteen Promises of Mary Most Holy to those who pray the Rosary.
Make no mistake about it and know that it makes perfect sense why God is sending his daughter, spouse and mother as His messenger in our times! God is Merciful before He is Just! Mary is Mother of Mercy among her numerous titles. When Jesus Christ comes again, it will be for the final Judgment, so that will be it! There will be no more time for Mercy! It will be Judgment! Hence, we need to heed the message of Our Blessed Mother at Fatima! She is the final message of God’s mercy and her Immaculate heart will triumph “before the great and terrible day of the Lord!”
You can read more by clicking on the two links below and you can purchase the booklet as well. It is worth purchasing the booklet and reading it, in my opinion. It’s a small booklet of only 46 pages and also contains beautiful images of artwork.