The Time Traveler’s Guide to Restoration Britain by Ian Mortimer audiobook

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Restoration Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699

By Ian Mortimer
Read by Roger Clark

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665255967

  • ISBN: 9781665255950

  • ISBN: 9781665255974

Runtime: 20.28 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys's diary, hear the shouts of market traders, and touch their wares. How would you find your way around? Where would you stay? What would you wear? Where might you be suspected of witchcraft? Where would you be welcome?

This is an up-close-and-personal look at Britain between the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660 and the end of the century. The last witch is sentenced to death just two years before Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica, the bedrock of modern science, is published. Religion still has a severe grip on society and yet some—including the king—flout every moral convention they can find. There are great fires in London and Edinburgh; the plague disappears; a global trading empire develops.

Over these four dynamic decades, the last vestiges of medievalism are swept away and replaced by a tremendous cultural flowering. Why are half the people you meet under the age of twenty-one? What is considered rude? And why is dueling so popular? Ian Mortimer delves into the nuances of daily life to paint a vibrant and detailed picture of society at the dawn of the modern world as only he can.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Social historian Mortimer is on to a good thing. His previous, similarly structured books, The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England, charmed readers, and this latest will do the same. Kirkus Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Ian Mortimer

Author Bio: Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer, PhD, is the author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998 and was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) by the Royal Historical Society. He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor, in the southwest of England.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 20.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English