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  • Centuries of Changeby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2014; US$ 27.23

    History? s greatest tour guide is back. And he? s ringing the changes. In a contest of change, which century from the past millennium would come up trumps? Imagine the Black Death took on the female vote in a pub brawl, or the Industrial Revolution faced the internet in a medieval joust ? whose side would you be on? ... more...

  • The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Touchstone 2009; US$ 16.99

    The past is a foreign country. This is your guidebook. A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? And more important, where will you stay? The Time Traveler's... more...

  • The Perfect Kingby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.96

    He ordered his uncle to be beheaded; he usurped his father's throne; he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years, and taxed his people more than any other previous king. Yet for centuries Edward III was celebrated as the most brilliant king England had ever had, and three hundred years after his death it was said that his kingship... more...

  • The Greatest Traitorby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.96

    One night in August 1323 a captive rebel baron, Sir Roger Mortimer, drugged his guards and escaped from the Tower of London. With the king's men-at-arms in pursuit he fled to the south coast, and sailed to France. There he was joined by Isabella, the Queen of England, who threw herself into his arms. A year later, as lovers, they returned with an... more...

  • The Dying and the Doctorsby Ian Mortimer

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    A survey of the changes in medical care for those approaching death in the early modern period. more...

  • The Fears of Henry IVby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.96

    In June 1405, King Henry IV stopped at a small Yorkshire manor house to shelter from a storm. That night he awoke screaming that traitors were burning his skin. His instinctive belief that he was being poisoned was understandable: he had already survived at least eight plots to dethrone or kill him in the first six years of his reign. ... more...

  • 1415: Henry V's Year of Gloryby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 16.33

    Henry V is regarded as the great English hero . Lionised in his own day for his victory at Agincourt, his piety and his rigorous application of justice, he was elevated by Shakespeare into a champion of English nationalism for all future generations. But what was he really like? Does he deserve to be thought of as 'the greatest man who ever ruled... more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.61

    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide... more...

  • The Greatest Traitorby Ian Mortimer

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    One night in August 1323, a captive rebel baron, Sir Roger Mortimer, drugged his guards and escaped from the Tower of London. With the king's men-at-arms in pursuit he fled to the south coast and sailed to France. There he was joined by Isabella, the Queen of England, who threw herself into his arms. A year later, as lovers, they returned with an... more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.61

    The past is a foreign country - this is your guide. We think of Queen Elizabeth I?s reign (1558-1603) as a golden age. 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... more...