Press Release: The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Traveller’s Guide to
Elizabethan England

Ian Mortimer
Illustrated by Robert Venables

‘By using telling details to evoke the world of the past, he writes history as people want to read it.’
history today

Award-winning historian Ian Mortimer has a gift for fully immersing readers in history: from the outset, you are invited to explore your surroundings first-hand, walking the streets in the shoes of your historical contemporaries and living history in real-time.

If you could travel back in time and walk the streets of Elizabethan England where would you stay? What would you wear? What would you eat? Would you really have a sense of it being a glorious age?


It was a period that produced some of the finest writing in the English language, some of the most magnificent architecture in history, and saw Elizabeth’s subjects settle in America and navigate the globe. Yet despite these remarkable achievements, life expectancy was in the early thirties, plague stalked the land and people regularly starved to death on the streets.


Following on from our best-selling The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, this stunning new Folio edition of Mortimer’s meticulously researched, accessible and witty guide to the Elizabethan era is the perfect companion to these travels.

Artist Robert Venables applies his inimitable style to this edition, creating a series of character-led illustrations in the style of Elizabethan woodcuts. The gold-blocked binding design – also by Venables – shows a scene of Elizabethan musicians and dancers, while the gold is replicated in motifs on the endpapers.


Product information
Bound in printed and blocked buckram. Set in Caslon with Blackmoor display. 488 pages. 10 full-page colour illustrations. Printed endpapers. 9½˝ x 6¼˝

UK £39.95 US $61.95 Can $79.95 Aus $89.95


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