The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
The past is a foreign country; they did 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... show more
The past is a foreign country; they did 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.
Publish date: 2009
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Time Travel
, European History
, 14th Century
A great book for a history nut like me. I love the details and how Ian Mortimer illustrated the medieval times. I felt that I was on some kind of a guided tour, only that people couldn't see me. I was an invisible bystander with an audio guide. Fascinating times in history, but naturally, only so si...
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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...
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...
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...