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


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.