Time Traveler’s Guides

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England Summary

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, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, exuberance and fear.

©2008 Ian Mortimer (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
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    • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

    • A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 888
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 882

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very, very interesting - highly recommended

    • By anthonyunionjackson on 06-05-09

    Regular price: £18.09

    • The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost but not quite

    • By Portia on 17-04-12

    Regular price: £21.73

    • The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, interesting and entertaining history

    • By Kirstine on 21-09-17

    Regular price: £31.29