The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain: The immersive and brilliant historical guide to Regency Britain - Ian Mortimer's Time Traveller's Guides (Paperback)Ian Mortimer (author)
From the highpoints of culture and military victories to the everyday mores of Georgian Britain, Mortimer unravels this fascinating era of social transformation in the nation’s history.
A time of exuberance, thrills, frills and unchecked bad behaviour... Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history - the Regency, or Georgian England.
This is the age of Jane Austen and the Romantic poets; the paintings of John Constable and the gardens of Humphry Repton; Britain's military triumphs at Trafalgar and Waterloo. It was perhaps the last age of true freedom before the arrival of the stifling world of Victorian morality.
And like all periods in history, it was an age of many contradictions - where Beethoven's thundering Fifth Symphony could premier in the same year that saw Jane Austen craft the delicate sensitivities of Persuasion.
This is history at its most exciting, physical, visceral - the past not as something to be studied but as lived experience. This is Ian Mortimer at the height of his time-travelling prowess.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 321 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
'Mortimer's accessible guidebook format brings... [Regency Britain] vividly to life' - History Revealed
'Ian Mortimer has made this kind of imaginative time travel his speciality.' - Daily Mail
'[An] excellent book... Mortimer's erudition is formidable, and he rarely writes a dull sentence' - Andrew Taylor, The Times
'An entertaining and enlightening read' - Choice Magazine
'[Mortimer] succeeds, rather brilliantly, in making a mass of information accessible and entertaining' - Kate Hubbard, Oldie
'Excellent... Mortimer's erudition is formidable' - The Times
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“Bringing the Regency into sharp focus”
I have read a lot of new fiction set in the regency period over the last year or two and thoroughly enjoyed the setting. But apart from my Austen knowledge and watching too much Blackadder growing up I am pretty... More
“This book brings the period alive.”
I loved this book.
The book follows the same format as the previous Time Traveller series. It immerses you into every aspect of life in Regency Britain. The descriptions are succinct but compelling and as they are... More
What a brilliant book - if only my history lessons had been like this when I was a kid! Thoroughly recommended, so easy and enjoyable to ready, fascinating information in every single line covering every aspect of... More
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