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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 1,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

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
  • Detailed, Interesting and Entertaining

  • By Marc-Andr? on 05-13-10

History at its best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-16

Absolutely loved this book a must read always awesome book don't pass it up get now

  • If Walls Could Talk

  • An Intimate History of the Home
  • By: Lucy Worsley
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two "dirty centuries?" Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did rich people fear fruit?In her brilliantly and creatively researched book, Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling.

  • By Kirsten on 06-05-12

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-15

loved it from the beginning to the end. I have also listened to it many more times extremely interesting and well put together a must for anyone that loves history

  • 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. Historian Ian Mortimer reveals in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail how the streets and homes of 16th century looked, sounded, and smelled for both peasants and for royals; what people wore and ate; how they were punished for crimes and treated for diseases; and the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion.

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

  • By Troy on 06-27-13

awesome ,fun,and educational

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-15

I have reread this book like 20 times and still learn something new this book is truly amazing for people that are history buffs like myself and it has info you'll never learn anywhere else.

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