The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England : Time Traveler’s Guides

  • by Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: Time Traveler’s Guides
  • 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"A jaunty journey through the 14th century, one that wriggles with the stuff of everyday life." ( Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent and informative

So many history books only focus on the major events in their given time. This book takes you down to the nitty gritty of every day life in Medieval England. It is well written and beautifully narrated. I would thoroughly recommend it.
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- Nicola

A fascinating listen

As someone who has an interest (albeit fairly 'amateur') in medieval history, I found listening to this audiobook both fascinating and informative. It is very well written and read out and a must for all those interested in social history.
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- Marvin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-04-2009
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books