The Time Traveler s Guide to Medieval England

The Time Traveler s Guide to Medieval England

Profiles everyday life in 14th-century England, covering everything from period beliefs and styles to hygiene and medical practices, in a history that also discusses the influence of warfare.

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439112908

Category: History

Page: 354

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Profiles everyday life in 14th-century England, covering everything from period beliefs and styles to hygiene and medical practices, in a history that also discusses the influence of warfare. By the prize-winning author of The Great Traitor.
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The Time Traveller s Guide to Medieval England

The Time Traveller s Guide to Medieval England

'Ian Mortimer is the most remarkable medieval historian of our time' The Times 'After The Canterbury Tales this has to be the most entertaining book ever written about the middle ages' Guardian

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781845950996

Category: History

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Discover an original, entertaining and illuminating guide to a completely different world: England in the Middle Ages. 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. 'Ian Mortimer is the most remarkable medieval historian of our time' The Times 'After The Canterbury Tales this has to be the most entertaining book ever written about the middle ages' Guardian
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Summary of Ian Mortimer s The Time Traveler s Guide to Medieval England

Summary of Ian Mortimer s The Time Traveler s Guide to Medieval England

#6 The medieval English character is composed of cruelty and violence, but it is also composed of many other things. When you begin to understand its contradictions, you will realize that some lords are very far from being ...

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798822582965

Category: History

Page: 56

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The city is so proud, so grand, and in some places so beautiful, but it also displays all the disgusting features of a bloated glutton. The city as a whole is a caricature of the human body: smelly, dirty, commanding, rich, and indulgent. #2 A major town is a intimidating place. It is a place of fear and decay, but it is also a place of activity and life. As you walk under the shadow of a city gatehouse, you realize that it is much more than that. #3 The city is alive with activity, and within a short time, you forget about the traitors. The absence of animal dung in the streets is a sign of the city’s vitality. #4 The noise and textures of the city do not reflect the fact that few people actually live in the larger towns and cities of England. The daytime population of a city can be two or even three times greater than the number of people living within the walls.
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The Time Traveller s Guide to Restoration Britain

The Time Traveller s Guide to Restoration Britain

The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook.

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780099593393

Category: History

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The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook. If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It is the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London; bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II — the civil wars are over and a magnificent new era has begun. But what would it really be like to live in Restoration Britain? Where would you stay and what would you eat? How much should you pay for one of those elaborate wigs? Should you trust a physician who advises you to drink fresh cow’s urine to cure your gout? Why are boys made to smoke in school? And why are you unlikely to get a fair trial in court? The third volume in the series of Ian Mortimer’s bestselling Time Traveller’s Guides answers these crucial questions and encourages us to reflect on the customs and practices of daily life. This unique guide not only teaches us about the seventeenth century but makes us look with fresh eyes at the modern world.
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The Time Traveller s Guide to Regency Britain

The Time Traveller s Guide to Regency Britain

'Ian Mortimer's Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain tells you all you need to know about criminals, disease, beggars and other late Georgian delights' Daily Telegraph, History Books of the Year This is the age of Jane Austen and the ...

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781847924568

Category: History

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'Ian Mortimer's Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain tells you all you need to know about criminals, disease, beggars and other late Georgian delights' Daily Telegraph, History Books of the Year This is the age of Jane Austen and the Romantic poets; the paintings of John Constable and the gardens of Humphry Repton; the sartorial elegance of Beau Brummell and the poetic licence of Lord Byron; Britain's military triumphs at Trafalgar and Waterloo; the threat of revolution and the Peterloo massacre. In the latest volume of his celebrated series of Time Traveller's Guides, Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history - the Regency, or Georgian England. Ian Mortimer takes us on a thrilling journey to the past, revealing what people ate, drank, and wore; where they shopped and how they amused themselves; what they believed in and what they were afraid of. Conveying the sights, sounds and smells of the Regency period, this is history at its most exciting, physical, visceral - the past not as something to be studied but as lived experience.
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The Time Traveler s Guide to Restoration Britain

The Time Traveler s Guide to Restoration Britain

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.

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681778017

Category: History

Page: 480

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Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys’s 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. The last witch is sentenced to death just two years before Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica, the bedrock of modern science, is published. Religion still has a severe grip on society and yet some—including the king—flout every moral convention they can find. There are great fires in London and Edinburgh; the plague disappears; a global trading empire develops.Over these four dynamic decades, the last vestiges of medievalism are swept away and replaced by a tremendous cultural flowering. Why are half the people you meet under the age of twenty-one? What is considered rude? And why is dueling so popular? Mortimer delves into the nuances of daily life to paint a vibrant and detailed picture of society at the dawn of the modern world as only he can.
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The Time Traveller s Guide to Medieval England

The Time Traveller s Guide to Medieval England

bond to their lord, but freemen can — and do — travel much further afield. Consider the position of a prosperous franklin who wishes to marry his six or seven sons and daughters to boys and girls of similar status.

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448103782

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 786

Discover an original, entertaining and illuminating guide to a completely different world: England in the Middle Ages. 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. 'Ian Mortimer is the most remarkable medieval historian of our time' The Times 'After The Canterbury Tales this has to be the most entertaining book ever written about the middle ages' Guardian
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The Time Traveller s Guide to Medieval England Brain Shot

The Time Traveller s Guide to Medieval England Brain Shot

bond to their lord, but freemen can — and do — travel much further afield. Consider the position of a prosperous franklin who wishes to marry his six or seven sons and daughters to boys and girls of similar status.

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407073675

Category: History

Page: 25

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The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook. Imagine you could get into a time machine and travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? Should you go to a castle or a monastic guesthouse? And what are you going to eat? What sort of food are you going to be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? This is the most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: revolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, exuberance and fear. BRAIN SHOTS: the byte-sized guide to a completely different world: England in the Middle Ages
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The Time Traveler s Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Traveler s Guide to Elizabethan England

As I put it in The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England, “The key to learning something about the past might be a ruin or an archive but the means whereby we may understand it is—and always will be—ourselves.

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101622780

Category: History

Page: 416

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The author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England takes you through the world of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I From the author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England, this popular history explores daily life in Queen Elizabeth’s England, taking us inside the homes and minds of ordinary citizens as well as luminaries of the period, including Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir Francis Drake. Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, Mortimer relates in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail everything from the sounds and smells of sixteenth-century England to the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion. Original enough to interest those with previous knowledge of Elizabethan England and accessible enough to entertain those without, The Time Traveler’s Guide is a book for Elizabethan enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
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The Thrifty Guide to Medieval Times

The Thrifty Guide to Medieval Times

The kid-friendly series that makes history approachable, engaging, and funny! From the publishing house that brought you the Who Was? books.

Author: Jonathan W. Stokes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451480286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 178

View: 850

The kid-friendly series that makes history approachable, engaging, and funny! From the publishing house that brought you the Who Was? books. The Thrifty Guide to Medieval Times: A Handbook for Time Travelers is a snappy, informative, illustrated travel guide with everything the sensible time traveler needs to know, like: * Where I can find the best hovel? * What are my healthcare options if I catch the Black Plague? * How can I avoid being attacked by pillaging Huns? * And most importantly, why on earth would anyone want to travel back to medieval times? This book is designed as a parody of Fodor's guides, complete with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay and top attractions (don't miss a jousting tournament . . . but watch out for lances!), and tips on whom to have lunch with (murderous Queen Olga of Kiev, naturally--just don't eat or drink anything around her!). If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook series you would need.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction