The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

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

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, Medieval Britain
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2009
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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
A great approach to social history
I have always been fascinated by the way people lived in the past, but most history courses focus on kings, queens and acts of parliament, and therefore ne... READ MORE
Janette Fraser
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
Interesting and a lot of fun!
If you are one of those people who always wonders what it would be like to be living a couple of centuries ago, get this book! It really contains all the i... READ MORE
Anne van Dam


The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague?  In The Time Traveller's Guide...Ian Mortimer's radical new approach turns our entire understanding of history upside down. History is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived, whether that's the life of a peasant or a lord. The result is perhaps the most astonishing history book you are ever likely to read; as revolutionary as it is informative, as entertaining as it is startling. A historian’s answer to Doctor Who, Ian Mortimer is a polymath whose prolific publishing record includes forays into fiction (where he also writes under the pseudonym of James Forrester) and poetry alongside his primary historical and biographical works. He is best known for his Time Travellers Guides, transporting readers to Medieval, Elizabethan and Restoration England. He is also the author of key historical biographies including The Greatest Traitor, The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation, The Fears of Henry IV: The Life of England's Self-Made King and 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781845950996
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
Really interesting and enjoyable
I have to agree with the quote on the front cover from the independent and this has to be one of the best history books I've ever read! Mortimer presents a... READ MORE
Daniel Druce
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
A fascinating look at the past
Normally when you think of the 'medieval ages' you think of a time that is filthy, murky and not a lot happens. But, it is a lot more interesting and excit... READ MORE
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
Lara Mayer
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
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Really fascinating view of life then
Mr. Harrison