Ian Mortimer  The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. The Civil War is over - a new era has begun. It is the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London, bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II. Christopher Wren's architecture fills London's skyline, Henry Purcell's music resounds and Isaac Newton dominates scientific advance.

But what would it really be like to live in Restoration Britain? Where would you stay and what would you eat? What would you wear and where would you do your shopping? The third volume in the series of Ian Mortimer's best-selling Time Traveller's Guides answers these questions.

Dr Ian Mortimer is the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England and the Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England, as well as four critically acclaimed medieval biographies.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998 and his work on the social history of medicine won the Alexander Prize (2004).

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Sunday 22nd October 11.00am

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Dorset County Museum

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