The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ian Mortimer

Narrated By: Mike Grady

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: June 2013

Duration: 17 hours 48 minutes

Summary:

Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, THE TIME-TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND is an entertaining popular history with a twist. Historian Ian Mortimer reveals in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail how the streets and homes of sixteenth century looked, sounded, and smelled for both peasants and for royals; what people wore and ate; how they were punished for crimes and treated for diseases; and the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion. Mortimer also indulges readers in the lives of literary luminaries such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Sir Walter Raleigh.

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  • Jean V

    Interesting but a bit too long. I found the facts hard to absorb as I listened and re-listened to some of them several times in order to understand their significance. Seeing the facts in print would have been easier to understand. I liked the book but was disappointed as I wanted more of the everyday lives and experiences. I found the final chapters of the book full of the authors/literature of the times but it was overkill to listen to all of it. Too long ... too much info.

  • Anonymous

    an interesting book little bit long and boring but still interesting.