I throughly enjoyed this book. As an American, the history of England (and Europe) feels a little overwhelming with so much to take in. Learning from the perspective of "living it", at least for me, was a great way to explore a world that seemed so foreign and bring it to life. A definite must in your library for your studies of English history.
Covering every aspect of the prime era of Medieval England, this completely immersive book is amazing. Ian Mortimer puts you on the streets, describing everything from castles to commoners. If you're an Anglophile or a history fan, this one's for you.
As an informative book, there was no particular character. England herself was the character, and she's beautiful in any era.
I've listened to both Mortimer's "Time Traveler's" books, and I prefer this reader to the one who did the Guide to Elizabethan England (but it was also brilliant)
Although everything is described in amazing detail, I still longed for a time machine so I could see it with my own eyes.
I am sure that both would be excellent if I could access Part II
I cannot say until Audible loads part II
I cannot say until I hear the whole book. This will not happen until Audible untangles the technical issues and gets part II to me.
I cannot have an opinion until Audible sends the rest of the book.
Where is part II?
I really enjoyed this...cool way to deliver historical information...if you're even remotely interested in this topic, I recommend you give it a listen
For me, history comes alive when I can understand the world in which people lived. While there's not a lot of "story" here, Mortimer does a great job of painting a picture of what the century would have been like, especially coming from our perspective. He says that one cannot truly understand one's own century without first coming to know two others. I think that is true.
Exceptionally interesting and well presented monologue covering a period of interest for me. The author touches on the "why" as well as the "what".
This was a detailed and interesting book. The scenes were very well described and came alive in my mind as I listened. Very well written and read, with a touch of humour.
There was a lot of interesting information about the time period that I didnt anything about.
The people in medieval England called the stream where they dumped their waste "Shitbrook"
There were no characters.
Go back in time without leaving your chair
The book is a bit elementary but still an informative read. I do wonder if the premise is a bit far-fetched, but it seemed to work okay
yes, i have several times. Always interesting and engaging. you catch things you missed the first or even the second time.
the narration is engaging and the qualitiy of the product is excellent
I have listened to this audio book 4 complete times now
Well constructed and well read. I have the book too. Best overview I have found.