Ian Mortimer is the author of the bestselling Time Traveller's Guide series. He is an experienced lecturer and public speaker and regularly appears at literary festivals around the country. He is also writes for the media.
'Mortimer's gift is to turn such unburnished material into
observational gold... a delightful book, full of busy research
lightly worn, that is as accessible and entertaining a guide as you
will find to living in past times' -- Andrew Holgate * The Sunday
'Splendidly entertaining... It's like Horrible Histories for grown-ups, and I mean that as a compliment' * Independent *
'It's an incredible tour de force, a vivid and page-turning evocation of an age that is long-gone yet has been brought to life again in vibrant and robust fashion thanks to Ian Mortimer's impeccable scholarship and pacy writing' -- Alison Weir
'Ian Mortimer is one of those rare historians who can both bring the past alive and at the same time challenge his readers' preconceptions' * Mail on Sunday *