Time Traveler’s Guides
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  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century | Ian Mortimer

    The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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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.

    Detailed, Interesting and Entertaining

    This book takes you by the hand and teaches you everything you need to know if you were to time-travel to medieval England, hence the title. Sometimes..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 13 2010 by Marc-Andr? (Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada)
  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England | Ian Mortimer

    The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
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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.

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  • The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England | Ian Mortimer

    The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
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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.

    Elizabethan England... As Never Presented Before

    I gave top marks to Ian Mortimer's book The Time Traveler's Guide To Medieval England, and I'm overjoyed beyond words to see this book now in the Audi..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 27 2013 by Troy (DALLAS, TX, United States)
  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain | Ian Mortimer

    The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated By Greg Wagland
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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.

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  • The Time Traveler’s Guide to Restoration Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699 | Ian Mortimer

    The Time Traveler’s Guide to Restoration Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated By Roger Clark
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    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.

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