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Tannat rated it 5 years ago
An excellent overview of England in the 14th century in the form of a guidebook. Overall it was very readable and entertaining, although some diagrams might have been useful in the clothing and fashion discussions since I wasn't always sure what the author meant. There were pictures but they were al...
Ellinor's Litventures
Ellinor's Litventures rated it 5 years ago
In his latest book historian Ian Mortimer examines a much longer period of time than he did in his previous work: Mortimer takes a look at the past 1000 years and examines century by century the most important changes in the respective periods. His aim is to find out which of the past ten centuries ...
The Curious Curator's Book Blog
The Curious Curator's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
Centuries of Change looks at the previous ten centuries of Western history and asks: “Which century saw more change?”. The premise is intriguing and the book presents a complex, well-researched discussion of the evolution of Humanity’s way of life, and what is ultimately more important to us as memb...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 6 years ago
I picked up this book because I thought it might include useful details for some writing that I am doing which is set in the late 15th century. My copy does not have the subtitle, "A Handbook for Visitors to the FOURTEENTH Century" on the front, as is shown. After some initial disappointment that th...
msleighm books
msleighm books rated it 6 years ago
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.It took me longer to finish then I would like, non-fiction is always a slower read for me then fiction.Wonderful resource for all things Elizabethan. Thorough descriptions of: the landscape, the people, religion, character, basic essentials,...
C. P. Lesley
C. P. Lesley rated it 6 years ago
I love this well-informed, well-written guide to daily life in Elizabethan England, just as I loved its predecessor, The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England. If you just want to be immersed in the past, pick the same author's Sacred Treason, written under the pen name James Forrester. But if y...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: nonfiction, history, tudor, autumn-2013, dip-in-now-and-again, under-500-ratings, paper-read, published-2012, tbr-busting-2013 Read from November 07, 2013 to January 02, 2014 Purchased in Princes Street. This book is dedicated to my daughter,Elizabeth Rose Mortimer. Opening: It is a ...
ms jules
ms jules rated it 6 years ago
Like its Medieval brother, this book is an easy, fun read. I skimmed over the parts about social organisation because they are a very general overview that any reader who is interested in the period's history is already familiar with.But the chapters and sections dedicated to every day life were a j...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Ian Mortimer's "Time-Traveller's Guides" to medieval or Elizabethan England are both enjoyable and informative, and both are organized like travel guides: "what to see," "what to eat," etc. I enjoyed all of the medieval guide, but was most fascinated by the chapter "what to wear." I learned a gre...
morvan rated it 7 years ago
Καλογραμμένο και πλήρες, μόνο που στην εικόνα που έχουμε για την εποχή δεν έχει τελικά να προσθέσει και πολλά πράγματα, μόνο να συγκεντρώσει και να κάνει μια πλήρη περιγραφή όλων των τομέων της ζωής τότε.Έξυπνο το εύρημα της περιγραφής σαν ταξιδιωτικός οδηγός.
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