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Ian Mortimer

UK flag (b.1967)

Dr Ian Mortimer has been described by The Times as 'the most remarkable medieval historian of our time'. He is best known as the author of The Time Traveller's Guides: three have been completed to date, namely Medieval England (2008); Elizabethan England (2012) and Restoration Britain (2017). In addition, he has published four volumes in a sequence of historical biographies, which collectively describe the roles of the major powerbrokers in England over the period 1307 to 1415.

He was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine. His PhD was published by the Royal Historical Society in 2009 as 'The Dying and the Doctors: the Medical Revolution in Seventeenth-Century England'. He has published articles in the scholarly press touching on every century from the eleventh to the twentieth. His study of change deals with fifty of the most important social developments of the last millennium. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

He also writes poetry, songs and fiction. His first three novels, the Clarenceux Trilogy, set in the 1560s, appeared under his middle names, 'James Forrester'. His latest novel, 'The Outcasts of Time', which takes place across the years 1348-1942, is published under the name Ian Mortimer.

He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor

Genres: Historical Mystery
Non fiction