• The Time Traveler's Guide to Regency Britain

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Ian Mortimer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This is the age of Jane Austen and the Romantic poets; the sartorial elegance of Beau Brummell and the poetic license 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 Traveler'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 behavior, 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.

©2022 Ian Mortimer (P)2022 Tantor
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Great story and narration!

Best of the for Time-traveller books so far! Although I have liked them all, this one has the most depth. I don't know where in time I will travel next with Ian Mortimer, but I hope it is soon! I can't wait to go there!

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This was a very comprehensive look at regency Britain and I found ìt fascinating.

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Always enjoyable

Ian's books are always a pleasure. I hope he does ancient Rome one day.

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Immersive

Another great book! Thank you for another wonderful voyage into the past. I can't wait to see what is next.