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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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
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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.

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

    • By Marc-Andr? on 05-13-10

    Regular price: $19.25

    • The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 611
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    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

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Edward III

    • The Perfect King
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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    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. Revered as one of the country's most illustrious leaders for centuries, he was also a usurper and a warmonger who ordered his uncle beheaded. A brutal man, to be sure, but also a brilliant one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic biography

    • By matt on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Henry V

    • The Warrior King of 1415
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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. A great English hero, Henry V was lionized by Shakespeare and revered by his countrymen for his religious commitment, his sense of justice, and his military victories. Here, noted historian and biographer Ian Mortimer takes a look at the man behind the legend and offers a clear, historically accurate, and realistic representation of a ruler who was all too human.

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

    • By Brent Weeks on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Henry IV

    • The Righteous King
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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. But six years into his reign, Henry had survived eight assassination and overthrow attempts. Having broken God's law of primogeniture by overthrowing the man many people saw as the chosen king, Henry IV left himself vulnerable to challenges from powerful enemies about the validity of his reign. Even so, Henry managed to establish the new Lancastrian dynasty and a new rule of law.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed and compelling

    • By kayakman on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Outcasts of Time

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on. The year 1546 brings no more comfort, and 1645 challenges them further....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OUTSTANDING!

    • By discerning consumer on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • 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 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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? Where would you stay? What would you wear? Where might you be suspected of witchcraft? Where would you be welcome? This is an up-close-and-personal look at Britain between the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660 and the end of the century.

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

    • By B Rose on 02-21-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    In Millennium, best-selling historian Ian Mortimer takes the listener on a whirlwind tour of the last 10 centuries of Western history. It is a journey into a past vividly brought to life and bursting with ideas, that pits one century against another in his quest to measure which century saw the greatest change. We journey from a time when there was a fair chance of your village being burned to the ground by invaders - and dried human dung was a recommended cure for cancer - to a world in which explorers sailed into the unknown and civilizations came into conflict.

    • 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 53 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 38
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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.

    Regular price: $23.17

    • The Outcasts of Time

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    December 1348: With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on....

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $32.32

    • The Perfect King

    • The Life of Edward III
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Edward’s life is one of the most extraordinary in all English history. He ordered his uncle to be beheaded, he usurped his father’s throne and he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years. He took the crown when it was at its lowest point and raised it to new heights, presenting himself as a new King Arthur, victorious across Europe. He was the architect of many English icons - from parliamentary rule to the adoption of English as the official language and even the building of a great clock tower at Westminster. 

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Centuries of Change

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady, Ian Mortimer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a contest of change, which century from the past millennium would come up trumps? Imagine the Black Death took on the female vote in a pub brawl, or the Industrial Revolution faced the Internet in a medieval joust - whose side would you be on? In this hugely entertaining book, celebrated historian Ian Mortimer takes us on a whirlwind tour of Western history, pitting one century against another in his quest to measure change.

    Regular price: $21.58

    • 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 25 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this ground-breaking audiobook, Ian Mortimer portrays Henry in the pivotal year of his reign. Recording the dramatic events of 1415, he offers the fullest, most precise and least romanticised view we have of Henry and what he did. At the centre of the narrative is the campaign which culminated in the battle of Agincourt: a slaughter ground intended not to advance England’s interests directly but to demonstrate God’s approval of Henry’s royal authority on both sides of the Channel. 

    Regular price: $32.71

    • The Fears of Henry IV

    • The Life of England's Self-Made King
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    King Henry IV survived at least eight plots to dethrone or kill him in the first six years of his reign. However, he had not always been so unpopular. In his youth he had been a great chivalric champion and crusader. In 1399, at the age of 32, he was greeted as the saviour of the realm when he ousted from power the tyrannical King Richard II. But Henry had to contend with men who supported him only as long as they could control him; when they failed, they plotted to kill him. Adversaries also tried to take advantage of his questionable right to the crown. 

    Regular price: $32.71