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The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England


By (author) Ian Mortimer

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  • Publisher: Viking Books
  • Format: Hardback | 393 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 232mm x 40mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 27 June 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0670026077
  • ISBN 13: 9780670026074
  • Sales rank: 564,951

Product description

The author of "The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England" takes you through the world of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I From the author of "The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England," this popular history explores daily life in Queen Elizabeth's England, taking us inside the homes and minds of ordinary citizens as well as luminaries of the period, including Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir Francis Drake. Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, Mortimer relates in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail everything from the sounds and smells of sixteenth-century England to the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion. Original enough to interest those with previous knowledge of Elizabethan England and accessible enough to entertain those without, "The Time Traveler's Guide is a book for Elizabethan "enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

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Author information

Ian Mortimer, ph.d., 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.