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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,944 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Mortimer Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Corinne | 2/10/2014

    " This was a breath of fresh air to a historical field that can sometimes be a tad bit stale in it's depictions of medieval life. Mortimer's text was originally going to be a fun read for me but amazingly it fit in well with my thesis, so I am now including it as one of my sources. His sense of humor makes this a delightful and fun read and it truly transports you to a time that we could only wish to experience (for a day or two, at any rate!). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kaye Ogram | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed this book very much. I love to read medieval history and this clarified a number of questions for me. I would have lived the opportunity to view more illustrative pictures (I loved the ones in the book). I would recommend this book to anyone interested in medieval England. I love my travels to the 14th century!!! B "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 2/4/2014

    " A good survey history book. It doesn't go very deeply into any particular subject, but does a good job of laying a groundwork of basic information. The premise is similar to Matyszak's 'Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day' but not as cleverly played with. Mortimer frequently reminds you that you are not really a time traveler in the 14th Century and that this is a mental exercise....which spoils the fun of the book a bit. However there is a lot more information covered than in Mortimer's books, so it's an even trade off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meagan | 1/17/2014

    " I really loved this book. I've been fascinated with medieval England for as long as I can remember so when I got this book for Christmas I was excited! I had only read about 100 pages into it when I started school and didn't get around to it until four months later so picking it up again was a bit confusing since it does refer back to the previous chapters a lot. But that is on me and not the author. I liked how this took the ideal of navigating your way through Medieval England in a new way with exploring it yourself. I'm not really that much of a survey knowledge person so the first few chapters or when ever the author would explain the view from some point I would get a little lost. It also was a bit easy to get disinterested in the book when the parts would get a little dry, especially around the time where he was describing the Laws & happenings of the time. But over all I really enjoyed and loved this book. This needs to be a series of books. "

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About the Author
Author Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer, PhD, is the author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998 and was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) by the Royal Historical Society. He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor, in the southwest of England.