Time Traveler’s Guides

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England Publisher's Summary

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, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, exuberance and fear.

©2008 Ian Mortimer (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
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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 1,223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038

    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 Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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 Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 545

    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

    • 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 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 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 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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