The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: June 2013
Duration: 17 hours 48 minutes
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.