A walk through the innovations of the last ten centuries, asking which century saw the greatest change and why
Dr Ian Mortimer is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England, as well as four critically acclaimed medieval biographies, and numerous scholarly articles on subjects ranging in date from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998. His work on the social history of medicine won the Alexander Prize (2004) and was published by the Royal Historical Society in 2009. He lives with his wife and three children in Moretonhampstead, on the edge of Dartmoor.
"I loved this book... It will enable you to understand your past, your place in it and that of your ancestors as never before. A modern classic" -- FIVE STARS, James Delingpole Mail on Sunday "Provocative and enjoyable... Almost every page of this engaging book sets your mind racing" -- Dominic Sandbrook Sunday Times "Original and fascinating... It is a planetary ride which Mortimer offers us in his tour of ten centuries. It is exhilarating to time-travel with him" -- Peter Lewis Book of the Week, Daily Mail "It feels as though he has put his heart and soul into it and readers of his other books will enjoy it for its scope and energy" The Times "Written in his usual accessible yet quirky style Mortimer proves his worth as the best upmarket tour guide to the hidden mysteries of the past that we have" -- Alex Larman Daily Express