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Mortimer, Ian 1967-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 314 publications in 5 languages and 9,635 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Biographies  Chronologies  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN385, 942.03
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Most widely held works by Ian Mortimer
The time traveler's guide to medieval England : a handbook for visitors to the fourteenth century by Ian Mortimer( Book )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? Where will you stay? 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? This is not your typical look at a historical period. This radical new approach shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. All facets of the everyday lives of serf, merchant, and aristocrat in this fascinating period are revealed, from the horrors of the plague and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and medieval haute couture.--From publisher description
The time traveler's guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 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
Millennium : from religion to revolution : how civilization has changed over a thousand years by Ian Mortimer( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"History's greatest tour guide--Ian Mortimer--takes us on an eye-opening and expansive journey through the last millennium of human innovation. We are an astonishing species. Over the past millennium of plagues and exploration, revolution and scientific discovery, women's rights and technological advances, human society has changed beyond recognition. ln Millennium, bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. It is a journey into a past vividly brought to life--and bursting with ideas--that pits one century against another in his quest to measure which century saw the greatest change. We journey from a time when there was a fair chance of your village being burned to the ground by invaders--and dried human dung was a recommended cure for cancer--to a world in which explorers sailed into the unknown and civilizations came into conflict with each other on an epic scale. Here is a story of brilliant scientists, fearless adventurers, cold-hearted entrepreneurs, and strong-minded women--a story of discovery, invention, revolution, and cataclysmic shifts in perspective. Millennium is a journey into the past like no other. Our understanding of human development will never be the same again"--Jacket
The greatest traitor : the life of Sir Roger Mortimer, ruler of England, 1327-1330 by Ian Mortimer( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brutal, intelligent, passionate, profligate, imaginative, and violent, Sir Roger Mortimer was an extraordinary character. It is not surprising that the Queen lost her heart to him. Nor is it surprising that his contemporaries were terrified of him. But until now no one has appreciated the full evil genius of the man. This first biography reveals not only Mortimer's career as a feudal lord, a governor of Ireland, a rebel leader, and a dictator of England, but also the truth of what happened that night in Berkeley Castle."--Jacket
The outcasts of time by Ian Mortimer( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1348. The country is in the grip of the Black Death. Brothers John and William are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries– living each one of their remaining days ninety-nine years after the last. They choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on around them. The year 1546 brings no more comfort, and 1645 challenges them in further unexpected ways. Things they have taken for granted all their lives prove to be short-lived. Can they do something to redeem themselves before the six days are up?
The time traveler's guide to Restoration Britain : a handbook for visitors to the seventeenth century: 1660-1700 by Ian Mortimer( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It is the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London; bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II; Christopher Wren in architecture, Henry Purcell in music, and Isaac Newton in science--the English Civil Wars are over and a magnificent new era has begun. But what would it really be like to live in Restoration Britain? Where would you stay and what would you eat? What would you wear? The third volume in the series of Ian Mortimer's bestselling Time Traveler's Guides answers the crucial questions that a prospective traveler to seventeenth-century Britain would ask. How much should you pay for one of those elaborate wigs? Should you trust a physician who advises you to drink fresh cow's urine to cure your gout? Why are boys made to smoke in school? And why are you unlikely to get a fair trial in court? People's lives are changing rapidly--from a world of superstition and religious explanation to rationalism and scientific calculation. In many respects this era reflects the tipping point between the old world and the new, as fear, hardship, and eating with your fingers give way to curiosity, fine wines, and knives and forks. This unique guide to Restoration Britain encourages us to reflect on the customs and practices of daily life--while simultaneously teaching us about the seventeenth century and making us look with fresh eyes at the modern world."--Jacket
Medieval intrigue : decoding royal conspiracies by Ian Mortimer( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Mortimer examines some of the most controversial questions in medieval history, including whether Edward II was murdered, his possible later life in Italy, the weakness of the Lancastrian claim to the throne in 1399, and the origins of the idea of the royal pretender
The perfect king : the life of Edward III : father of the English nation by Ian Mortimer( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first full study of his character and life, Ian Mortimer shows how Edward III personally provided the impetus for much of the drama of his fifty-year reign. Under him the feudal kingdom of England became a highly organised, sophisticated nation, without question the most important military nation in Europe. Yet under his rule England also experienced its longest period of domestic peace in the middle ages, giving rise to a massive increase of the nation's wealth through the wool trade, with huge consequences for society, art and architecture. It is to Edward that the British owe their system of parliamentary representation, the local justice system, the national flag and the English language as the 'tongue of the nation'. Nineteenth century historians painted Edward as a self-seeking, rapacious, tax-gathering conqueror. Yet as this book shows, beneath the strong warrior king was a compassionate, conscientious and often merciful man resolute yet devoted to his wife, friends and family. He emerges as a strikingly modern figure, to whom many will be able to relate the father of both the English nation and the English people
1415 : Henry V's year of glory by Ian Mortimer( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Centuries of change : which century saw the most change and why it matters to us by Ian Mortimer( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Centuries of Change bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes you on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. It is a journey into a past vividly brought to life and bursting with ideas, that pits one century against another in his quest to measure which century saw the greatest change. We journey from a time when there was a fair chance of your village being burnt to the ground by invaders, and dried human dung was a recommended cure for cancer, to a world in which explorers sailed into the unknown and civilisations came into conflict with each other on an epic scale. Here is a story of godly scientists, shrewd farmers, cold-hearted entrepreneurs and strong-minded women - a story of discovery, invention, revolution and cataclysmic shifts in perspective. Centuries of Change is a journey into the past like no other. Our understanding of change will never be the same again, and the lessons we learn along the way are profound ones for us all
The dying and the doctors : the medical revolution in seventeenth-century England by Ian Mortimer( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the 16th century onwards, medical strategies adopted by the seriously ill and dying changed radically. This title identifies massive increases in the consumption of medicines and medical advice by various social groups and in various areas. It examines the role of the towns in providing medical services to rural areas and hinterlands
Sacred Treason by James Forrester( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant and enthralling debut historical thriller in the vein of C.J. Sansom. London, 1563. England is a troubled nation. Catholic plots against the young Queen Elizabeth spring up all over the country. The herald William Harley -- known to everyone as Clarenceux - receives a book from his friend and fellow Catholic, Henry Machyn. But Machyn is in fear of his life ... What secret can the book hold? And then Clarenceux is visited by the State in the form of Francis Walsingham and his ruthless enforcers, who will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. If Clarenceux and his family are to survive the terror of the state, he must solve the clues contained in the book to unlock its dangerous secrets before it's too late. And when he does, he realises that it's not only his life and the lives of those most dear to him that are at stake
The fears of Henry IV : the life of England's self-made king by Ian Mortimer( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by Ian Mortimer, 'The Fears of Henry IV' tackles the turbulent reign of Henry IV, the first Lancestrian king
The time traveler's guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer( Recording )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Container
Record repositories in Great Britain by Ian Mortimer( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fears of King Henry IV : the life of England's self-made King by Ian Mortimer( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward II : the unconventional king by Kathryn Warner( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He is one of the most reviled English kings in history. He drove his kingdom to the brink of civil war a dozen times in less than twenty years. He allowed his male lovers to rule the kingdom. He led a great army to the most ignominious military defeat in English history. His wife took a lover and invaded his kingdom, and he ended his reign wandering around Wales with a handful of followers, pursued by an army. He was the first king of England forced to abdicate his throne. Popular legend has it that he died screaming impaled on a red-hot poker, but in fact the time and place of his death are shrouded in mystery. His life reads like an Elizabethan tragedy, full of passionate doomed love, bloody revenge, jealousy, hatred, vindictiveness and obsession. He was Edward II, and this book tells his story. The focus here is on his relationships with his male 'favourites' and his disaffected wife, on his unorthodox lifestyle and hobbies, and on the mystery surrounding his death. Using almost exclusively fourteenth-century sources and Edward's own letters and speeches wherever possible, Kathryn Warner strips away the myths which have been created about him over the centuries, and provides a far more accurate and vivid picture of him than has previously been seen"--Publisher's description
Human race : 10 centuries of change on earth by Ian Mortimer( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il libro dei secoli : mille anni di storia e innovazioni by Ian Mortimer( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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? In this hugely entertaining book, celebrated historian Ian Mortimer takes us on a whirlwind tour of Western history, pitting one century against another in his quest to measure change
Medieval Intrigue: Royal Murder and Regnal Legitimacy by Ian Mortimer( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Mortimer examines some of the most controversial questions in medieval history, outlining his ground-breaking approach to historical evidence. An important work from one of today's most original and popular medieval historians
 
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The time traveler's guide to medieval England : a handbook for visitors to the fourteenth century
Alternative Names

controlled identityForrester, James, 1967-

Foresters, Džeimss 1967-

Forrester, James

Ian Mortimer Brits historicus

Ian Mortimer historiador británico

Ian Mortimer historien britannique

Mortimer, Ian

Mortimer, Ian, 1967-

Mortimer, Ian J. F.

Mortimer, Ian James Forrester

Mortimer, Ian James Forrester 1967-

Мортимер, Иэн

モーティマー, イアン

伊恩·莫蒂默

Languages
English (209)

German (11)

Chinese (3)

Italian (3)

Polish (1)

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The greatest traitor : the life of Sir Roger Mortimer, ruler of England, 1327-1330Medieval intrigue : decoding royal conspiraciesThe perfect king : the life of Edward III : father of the English nation1415 : Henry V's year of gloryThe dying and the doctors : the medical revolution in seventeenth-century EnglandSacred TreasonThe fears of Henry IV : the life of England's self-made kingRecord repositories in Great Britain