Go Advanced Search
 

Buy from a third party:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Ian Mortimer
This Narrator: Roger Clark
This Publisher: Tantor Audio

The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain

A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century

by Ian Mortimer


Product Details

Author
Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
20 Hrs. 16 Min.
Share This

Description

Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys' 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 21? 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.


People Who Liked The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain Also Liked These Free Titles:
  France Since 1871
by John Merriman

  Rex Factor Podcast
by Rex Factor

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: August 2017
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T103019
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download