A Time Travellers Guide to Restoration Britain: Talk & Book signing
Date: 20 May 2017
If you find yourself in Britain in the years 1660-1700 - the age of Charles II, Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton and the Glorious Revolution - where will you stay? What will you eat? What laws will you need to obey? What diseases will kill you?!
In this special fundraising event, Dr Ian Mortimer, Sunday Times best selling historian and author will be taking us back in time with a talk about his brand new book & signing copies.
Tickets cost £5 each, book and pay either over the phone (01803 293975) or in person at Torquay Museum Reception.
Ian Mortimer was born in Petts Wood (Kent) in 1967. He won a scholarship to Eastbourne College (Sussex) and later read for a B.A. degree in history at the University of Exeter (1989), a M.A. degree in archive studies at University College London (1993), and the degrees of Ph.D. and D.Litt. at the University of Exeter (2004, 2011). His PhD was on the subject of 'Medical assistance to the dying in provincial southern England, c. 1570-1720'. Between 1991 and 2003 he worked for a succession of archive and historical research organisations, including Devon Record Office, the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts and the universities of Exeter and Reading. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; he was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Royal Historical Society in 2004 for his work on the social history of medicine.
He is one of the most innovative historians working today, pushing the boundaries of both literary form and historical methodology. He also is a keen advocate of the public importance of history, at national level and in the community.
He lives in Moretonhampstead, on the north-eastern edge of Dartmoor (Devon), with his wife Sophie and their three children. Hobbies include visiting historical sites, playing guitars, writing fiction as well as poetry and songs, walking in the country and running. Further information is available in an autobiographical note, written in 2008, what's new?' and interviews.