A thrilling tour of a millenium of human innovation
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.
Mortimer is an entertaining guide on this superb time-travel
journey of human innovations -- Julia Richardson * Daily Mail *
An ambitious study of the last millennium * Evening Standard *
An excellent romp through the past millennium of British (and particularly English) history... Highly entertaining, well written and packed with lively characters and surprising facts. -- Ian Morris * BBC History Magazine *
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 *