The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England

Read D.L. Morrese’s book review “The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England.”

The Avery Slom Philosophical Laboratory

ttg2medievalenglandThe Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer

History can be dull. The way it’s taught can be, anyway. When I was in school, history was mostly about memorizing names and dates. Students would regurgitate these undigested fact bites for tests and quickly forget them, as they might try to do for other embarrassing teenage spews. What history lessons did not do was inform me about what the past was LIKE.

I can never truly appreciate what it was like to live in Medieval England as a native. I doubt I can truly appreciate what it’s like to live in modern England as a native because I’m not one. What a book might be able to do is tell me what it might be like to visit, though. That’s the approach this book takes. Fourteenth century England exists as a…

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