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|Title||:||The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century|
|Number of Pages||:||319 pages|
October 24, 2014
A very fun, entertaining book!
Here are a few things I learned:
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 11, 2017
"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there." -- L. P. Hartley
Take this book along on your next trip to Medieval England to help ensure your travel experience is a smooth one. Some things you might need to know for your journey:
-- If you are from Australia, you might be impre...
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...
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...
December 14, 2017
I have long found this period of history the most fascinating to read about. What compels my interest is not the fierce battles or matters of court, but more the running of the day-to-day life of the common people, during this time.
For that reason, it was like this book was penned with my particu...
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...
November 13, 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...