Ian Mortimer
AUTHOR

Ian Mortimer

Dr Ian Mortimer has been described by The Times as 'the most remarkable medieval historian of our time'. He is best known as the author of 'The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England', which was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2009 and 2010. Its Elizabethan follow-up was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2012.

He was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine. His PhD was published by the Royal Historical Society in 2009 as 'The Dying and the Doctors: the Medical Revolution in Seventeenth-Century England'. He has published articles in the scholarly press on subjects ranging from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

He also writes poetry and fiction, the latter using his middle names 'James Forrester'. The Clarenceux trilogy of novels, set in the 1560s, is published by Sourcebooks in the USA.

He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor. For more information, see www.ianmortimer.com

Read more Read less

You're getting a free audiobook.
$14.95 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Best Sellers

    • 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 1,310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed, Interesting and Entertaining

    • By Marc-Andr? on 05-13-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Edward III

    • The Perfect King
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Holding power for over 50 years starting in 1327, Edward III was one of England's most influential kings and one who shaped the course of English history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic biography

    • By matt on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Time Traveler’s Guide to Restoration Britain

    • A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diary, hear the shouts of market traders, and touch their wares. How would you find your way around? Find out....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not like the others in this series.

    • By B Rose on 02-21-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Outcasts of Time

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and suffer in the afterlife. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OUTSTANDING!

    • By discerning consumer on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Henry IV

    • The Righteous King
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    The talented, confident, and intelligent son of John of Gaunt, Henry IV started his reign as a popular and charismatic king after he dethroned the tyrannical and wildly unpopular Richard II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed and compelling

    • By kayakman on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Henry V

    • The Warrior King of 1415
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 25 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    This insightful look at the life of Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt casts new light on a period in history often held up as legend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible, grounded, enjoyable

    • By Brent Weeks on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 565

    Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, The Time-Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England is an entertaining popular history with a twist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elizabethan England... As Never Presented Before

    • By Troy on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Millennium

    • From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed over a Thousand Years
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    History's greatest tour guide, Ian Mortimer, takes us on an eye-opening and expansive journey through the last millennium of human innovation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb, provocative, and required reading!

    • By Felice on 02-25-18
    • From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed over a Thousand Years
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 11-08-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Centuries of Change

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady, Ian Mortimer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In a contest of change, which century from the past millennium would come up trumps? Find out....

    Regular price: $21.58

    • The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history....

    Regular price: $32.32

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.