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The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain

Ian Mortimer

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The Bodley Head Ltd
12 November 2020
A time of exuberance, thrills, frills and unchecked bad behaviour- Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most entertaining period in British history - the Regency 'Ian Mortimer's Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain tells you all you need to know about criminals, disease, beggars and other late Georgian delights if you ever find yourself visiting the 1790s.' Daily Telegraph, History Books of the Year This is the age of Jane Austen and the Romantic poets; the paintings of John Constable and the gardens of Humphry Repton; the sartorial elegance of Beau Brummell and the poetic licence of Lord Byron; Britain's military triumphs at Trafalgar and Waterloo; the threat of revolution and the Peterloo massacre. In the latest volume of his celebrated series of Time Traveller's Guides, Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history - the Regency, or Georgian England.

A time of exuberance, thrills, frills and unchecked bad behaviour, it was perhaps the last age of true freedom before the arrival of the stifling world of Victorian morality. At the same time, it was a period of transition that reflected unprecedented social, economic and political change. 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.

Once more, Ian Mortimer takes us on a thrilling journey to the past, revealing what people ate, drank and wore; where they shopped and how they amused themselves; what they believed in and what they were afraid of. Conveying the sights, sounds and smells of the Regency period, this is history at its most exciting, physical, visceral - the past not as something to be studied but as lived experience.
By:   Ian Mortimer
Imprint:   The Bodley Head Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   863g
ISBN:   9781847924568
ISBN 10:   1847924565
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   12 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Ian Mortimer is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England, as well as four critically acclaimed medieval biographies, and numerous scholarly articles on subjects ranging in date from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998. His work on the social history of medicine won the Alexander Prize (2004) and was published by the Royal Historical Society in 2009. He lives with his wife and three children in Moretonhampstead, on the edge of Dartmoor.

Reviews for The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain

Ian Mortimer's Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain tells you all you need to know about criminals, disease, beggars and other late Georgian delights if you ever find yourself visiting the 1790s. -- Simon Heffer * Daily Telegraph, *Books of the Year* * [Mortimer] succeeds, rather brilliantly, in making a mass of information accessible and entertaining -- Kate Hubbard * Oldie * An entertaining and enlightening read * Choice Magazine * [An] excellent book... Mortimer's erudition is formidable, and he rarely writes a dull sentence -- Andrew Taylor * The Times, *Book of the Week* * Mortimer's accessible guidebook format brings...[Regency Britain] vividly to life * History Revealed *


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