The Time Traveller s Guide to Elizabethan England Ian Mortimer We think of Queen Elizabeth I as Gloriana the most powerful English woman in history We think of her reign as a golden age of maritime heroes like Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Richa

  • Title: The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
  • Author: Ian Mortimer
  • ISBN: 9781847921147
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ian Mortimer We think of Queen Elizabeth I as Gloriana the most powerful English woman in history We think of her reign 1558 1603 as a golden age of maritime heroes, like Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake, and of great writers, such as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare But what was it actually likeIan Mortimer We think of Queen Elizabeth I as Gloriana the most powerful English woman in history We think of her reign 1558 1603 as a golden age of maritime heroes, like Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake, and of great writers, such as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay What would you eat What would you wear Would you really have a sense of it being a glorious age And if so, how would that glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, sexism and famine of the time In this book Ian Mortimer answers the key questions that a prospective traveller to late sixteenth century England would ask Applying the groundbreaking approach he pioneered in his bestselling Time Traveller s Guide to Medieval England, the Elizabethan world unfolds around the reader Publisher Bodley Head Hardback ISBN 9781847921147 In stock and available for immediate despatch

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    1. Ian Mortimer says:

      AKA James Forrester.Dr Ian Mortimer is a historian and novelist, best known for his Time Traveller s Guides series He has BA, MA, PhD and DLitt degrees from the University of Exeter and UCL He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Royal Historical Society in 2004 Home for him and his family is the small Dartmoor town of Moretonhampstead, which he occasioanlly introduces in his books He also writes fiction under the name James Forrester.



    2 thoughts on “The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

    1. We all know why Elizabethan England fascinates us and Ian Mortimer is a wonderful guide. His sense of humor and level of detail bridges any gaps in understanding why Elizabethan England may not be a place we would want to live. Mortimer expects us to have pre-conceived notions and to develop questions as we read. We may, for instance, subscribe to the notion that Elizabethan England was a period of the flowering of art and language, and it was…to a point. By carefully going through all the con [...]

    2. This non-fiction work, much like it’s medieval counterpart, was super-informative and a great look back at the late 1500’s during Elizabeth I’s rule in England. There are so many details of life back then that were absolutely fascinating to read about. I loved the details the author presented on the people, religion, what a typical town looked like, what sort of social rules you should expect to follow for the times, what period dress was like, etc. Everything was so incredibly well-resear [...]

    3. If there is one modern historian whose works I am immediately drawn to, then it is Ian Mortimer. I can strongly recommend his earlier publications 'The Greatest Traitor-The life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England 1327-1330', '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'.There appears to be a plethora of historical time travelling books appearing, su [...]

    4. History lovers always debate which authors truly allow readers to “live” history (as much as one can from a modern soda). Most will agree that Ian Mortimer is a force to be reckoned with in this genre. Riding on the successful format of “The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England”; Mortimer presents, “The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England”.“The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England” follows the form of “The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England [...]

    5. To borrow the phrase from the famous advert, this does what is says on the cover. Mortimer whisks you back in time to Elizabethan England and takes you on a journey throughout that period, from the highest court in the lands to the grime and filth of the London metropolis.He starts with the landscape of the time, different in many ways to today, but also familiar as landmarks that we see now are recent additions to the places that he visits. Then onto the people. The class system rules; the aris [...]

    6. Written in a manner similar to a travel guide (think an historical Lonely Planet), this book is a very interesting read.If you are interested in the minutiae of the period, rather than the sweeping acts of history we are all familiar with, such as the Spanish Armada and the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, then this is an incredibly fascinating book.I highly recommend it to anyone even remotely interested in the Elizabethan period. It will challenge what you think you know about the time perio [...]

    7. Not everyone can be interested in all aspects of Elizabethan life (not the casual reader anyway). Mortimer obviously is, and covers all topics, from chopping off hands to Shakespeare's sonnets, in detail. Detail is often a very good thing, and some little fascinating nuggets of information are what make this book enjoyable. However, there are some instances where we find out (in seemingly endless lists) exactly what Mr. and Mrs Elizabethan had in their house at the time of their deaths, or exact [...]

    8. Not that I'd actually want to go back to Elizabethan England, 'cause on the whole, it sounds pretty freakin' awful, BUT if I did, I would be able to walk the walk and talk the talk thanks to this book.

    9. I found this book to be an excellent companion to the authors “The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century.” Dr. Mortimer uses the same style, a traveler’s guide book, to tell the reader what life was like in Queen Elizabeth’s England of the mid-16th century. The Author divides the book into twelve sections and tells the story of how life was lived from the lowest of the low to Elizabeth herself. Having said that, much of the book is [...]

    10. When the Doctor shows up and wants to whisk me away to Elizabethan England, everything I read in this entertaining and well-researched little book will surely come in handy. So much fun to read, especially in measured doses: it is wonderful for putting oneself more accurately into the frame of reference of a fictional or historical character of this era!

    11. Perhaps not quite as good as Mortimer's guide to 14th-century England, but still an interesting and enjoyable read.

    12. I really enjoyed Ian Mortimer's previous book The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century and this was a welcome sequel. We all know who Queen Elizabeth was, Shakespeare and Sir Walter Raleigh but this goes much deeper into ordinary life. Such as, what would someone have had for dinner, what underwear would they have worn and how much would they have earned? It's these little details that make history so interesting and there are lots of them [...]

    13. A Giveaway BookIan Mortimer's book is perfect for students and adults alike being introduced to Elizabethan England for the first time. As he takes us through the daily ins and outs of peasants, journeymen, and courtiers,we get a taste of what it might have been like to walk on the streets of England under Elizabeth's reign. Great non-fiction for those interested in Early Modern England!

    14. I really liked this book. I thought that it would come in handy just in case time travel becomes a reality. The recipes were really interesting but I will tell you that no matter what you do to eel, I will never eat it! No, no, no!Very informative book about the everyday life of the Elizabethan.

    15. It isn’t too often that I end up reviewing nonfiction anymore. But sometimes a book comes along with such a sufficiently interesting concept that I can’t help but take a bit of a break from the norm and give it a go.Mortimer takes a look at Elizabethan England through the amusing concept of a travel guide for time travelers, and believe me, it works.The very first chapter starts out like you’re sightseeing in some of the more well-known cities and towns. Walk down this street. On your left [...]

    16. Have you ever wondered what people in Elizabethan England ate, what they built their houses out of, how they spoke, or what they did for entertainment? This book answers all of those questions and more, giving you a picture of daily life that many other history books leave out. Every aspect of Elizabethan life is covered in detail, with sections covering topics from religion to entertainment. Particularly unique is the inclusion of information on the lives of the middle and lower class.I found t [...]

    17. Historian Ian Mortimer (The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England) escorts the Anglophile on a tour of his native country five centuries ago when 3 shillings afforded a visitor to the Tower of London a peek at its dungeons. This informative guide offers advice that ranges from fashion trends (ruffs and ruffles rule), diet tips (avoid tomatoes ) and how much to drink (guys, a gallon of beer per day) to why bathing is unhealthy and how many arrows to keep on hand (four). Has much changed? Ba [...]

    18. What a novel concept! A Fodor's guide for those of us ready to take the plunge and be among the first to time travel! This book's fun premise is just a mask for some seriously well-researched historical information, told in a very easy-to-digest, light-hearted manner. I found much of it surprising, some of it depressing (society's treatment of the poor and ill), and all of it fascinating. Mortimer leaves no area of Elizabethan society undercover, so to speak, so be warned that this is a book bes [...]

    19. This proved an informal and informative guide to life in Elizabethan England addressing the reader as if they were a traveller in time. It's an approach that I found very appealing as it allowed for comparisons between then and now.This was my first encounter with Mortimer's non-fiction and didn't realise until the author's interview on CD16 that he also writes historical fiction under the name of James Forrester (a couple of these are on my to be read mountain).The only issue I had was that wit [...]

    20. I first read Ian Mortimer's 'time travellers guide to medieval England' and I was in love. Here was a historian who could transport his readers actually into the past. When I heard he had released another based on Elizabethan England it was a no brainier for me to get my hands on it (thanks to the boyfriend for buying me it!). As much as I love detailed, academic texts Mortimer has made history interesting for more than just students and graduates of history. His prose is easy to follow and his [...]

    21. An excellent companion to the authors previous title A Time Travellers Guide to the Middle Ages. A wide ranging insight into the life of the man and woman of the period from the rich man in his castle to the poor man at his gate. Styled not as a traditional historical nartive but as a series of eassys grouped under themes. Here we cover subjects such as hygenie, entertainment and clothing. In which the reader is given a glimpse into the hopes, fears, sights and smells of the subjects of the virg [...]

    22. One thing I really liked about this book was the ways in which it challenged traditional views of life in Elizabethan England. Ian Mortimer has a dry wit, and if the book sometimes takes a seemingly scattershot approach to the subject, it's all interesting. Lots of grist here for a writer's mill.

    23. I really enjoyed reading this book. It answered the questions you wanted answering! Some bits, especially on punishment, are a bit gory, but still need to be told. Some bits also didn't interest me, but I didn't feel guilty skipping them. Overall very interesting and well recommended.

    24. Lots of things I had never considered before and I like the style of looking at the history as if you will be seeing firsthand.

    25. I bought this book to help with research into the Tudor period and found it fascinating. There are many books written about the well-to-do but what I was interested in is how the common people lived day to day; how they slept, ate, dressed and this book answers pretty much all of my questions. A great read if you like social history or simply want to immerse yourself in another time.

    26. this book really took me back in time. lots of little factoids and quirky facts that made it seem that this hit wrote this travel guide after actually going to Elizabethan England and experiencing it first hand. loved it.

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