The Time-Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, by Ian Mortimer, is a best-selling book. He graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA, PhD, and DLitt, as well as a MA in archival studies from UCL. He has worked for the Historical Manuscripts Commission and the universities of Exeter and Reading, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (for which he was given the Alexander Award in 2004). A series of four interconnected historical biographies spanning English politics from 1300 to 1415, as well as a groundbreaking study of medicine in seventeenth-century England, are among his other works.
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