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. It is the age of Samuel Pepys, the Great Fire of London and the libertine court of Charles II. Best - selling author and historian Ian Mortimer will tell the Dorchester Literary Festival what it would be like to really be alive in Restoration Britain: where you would stay, what you would eat, what you would wear, and how much a wig would cost as well as describing the changing 17th century world.

 

Janet Gleeson: 15th Mar 2017 16:26:00

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