Time Traveler's Guides
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  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century | Ian Mortimer

    The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Imagine you could travel back to the 14th century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? And what are you going to eat? Ian Mortimer shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. He sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking you to the Middle Ages. The result is the most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: evolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail.

    A fascinating listen

    As someone who has an interest (albeit fairly 'amateur') in medieval history, I found listening to this audiobook both fascinating and informative. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 June 2009 by Marvin (Lincoln, United Kingdom)
  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England | Ian Mortimer

    The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
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    What was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really have a sense of it being a glorious age? And if so, how would that glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, sexism and famine of the time? In this book Ian Mortimer answers the key questions that a visitor to late 16th-century England would ask.

    Almost but not quite

    I read the earlier Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England in good old fashioned paperback and enjoyed it . So it was an easy choice to pick this o..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 April 2012 by Portia (Lichfield, United Kingdom)
  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain | Ian Mortimer

    The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated By Greg Wagland
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    If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It's the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London, bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II, Christopher Wren in architecture, Henry Purcell in music and Isaac Newton in science. In The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain, Ian Mortimer answers the crucial questions that a prospective traveller to 17th-century Britain would ask.

    A Tour De Force of the Seventeenth Century!

    The 'top ten percent'! As with all Mortimer's Time Traveller's books this is another wonderful trip into a lost world that is brought to life through ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 August 2017 by Bill ()