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

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Title : The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
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ISBN : 0224079948
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 319 pages


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LeeAnne rated it ★★★★★

October 24, 2014

A very fun, entertaining book! Here are a few things I learned: The Landscape: There are almost no conifer or evergreen trees in the middle ages so the winter skyline is particularly bleak. There are no grey squirrels, only red ones. The grey variety has yet to reach Britain. Cattle and sheep are...


Orsolya rated it ★★★★★

November 03, 2011

Most of us who read history or historical fiction set in Medieval (or even Tudor) England, can agree on one thing: we can’t understand the ways of life “back then” properly because we tend to apply modern morals and standards to history. However, with the “The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval En...


Cait • A Page with a View rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2017

It's nonfiction written like fiction, which made it super fascinating to read. This book covers all of the details of what life would be like in medieval England, except it walks you through each section like you're really there experiencing it. There were some really amazing facts and I actually...


Nikki rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 01, 2013

As a history book, this is an interesting format and it's reasonably engaging, though by the end I was starting to get worn down by the sheer level of detail. But what bothered me was that apparently, if you want to time travel, you'd better be male: there's some lip service paid to actually disc...


Bettie☯ rated it ★★★★☆

September 02, 2015

Description: Imagine you could get into a time machine and travel back to the 14th century. This text sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking the reader to the Middle Ages, and showing everything from the horrors of leprosy and war to the ridiculous excess...


Tracey rated it ★★★★☆

February 20, 2015

Obviously, A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England was a title calculated to gain my attention. The premise: a different take on presenting an overview of a period of time, using the format of a travel guide – something of a Fodor's England 1320 that might be found in the TARDIS. Exploring t...


Brad rated it ★★★★★

April 12, 2013

What a fantastic way to consume an overview of an historical period. Ian Mortimer's decision to create a guide for tourism shifts the focus of history from the "Great People of History" to the "People You'll Meet while Walking by Shitbrook," and that turns out to be far more fascinating -- at lea...


Nigeyb rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2017

An exciting and compelling way to engage with the past The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century is a wonderful concept. History told in the form of a living guide - up close and personal. It's brilliant. Ian Mortimer shows us the food, the...


Karen rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2013

Historian Ian Mortimer does something really interesting with this book: he sets out to recreate the period (the Fourteenth Century) as if he were writing a travel book for tourists as opposed to researching and explaining a forgotten time. In other words, he places the reader in the moment, advi...


Tracey rated it ★★★★☆

June 06, 2016

Huh - I either never posted this review, or it vanished. Yay for beginning-of-the-year cleanup. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~ A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England was a title calculated to gain my attention. The premise: a different take on presenting an overview of a period of time, using the format of a...





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