The Time Travellers’ Guide to Restoration Britain (SOLD OUT)

Thursday 04 May 2017
Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.

The talk

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 talk you will hear about the research and fascinating insights into daily life of this period of history, which is the latest in the ‘Time Traveller’s Guide series, due to be published in April 2017.

The speaker

Ian Mortimer is a best-selling author of non-fiction and fiction. 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.
Ian 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). 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.

Participant information

Upon arrival please come to the main museum entrance, where you will be directed to the talk location.

Book signings will take place at the end of the talk

Talks start at 6.30pm, last for about 1-1½ hours. There will be tea, coffee & cake available between 6.00pm-6.30pm. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


£14 per person, £10 for Museum Members, £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers.

Please note Members and volunteer discounts are applicable using a code which you may enter at point of checkout. You may be asked for proof of status before being admitted so please bring your Museum badge or Membership number with you.



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