• "Ian Mortimer is among the best: a conjuror who is always bright, engaging and well-informed… Any tour of late 17th-century Britain is guaranteed to be exhilarating. And with Mortimer in charge, one always travels first class"

    John Adamson, Mail on Sunday
  • "Ian Mortimer is a historical truffle houndThe Time Traveller’s Guide to Restoration Britain is just such fun to read… Mortimer writes with real freshness and enthusiasm,... His book is a delightful read."

    Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times
  • "This entertaining tourist guide brings the late 17th century alive…The latest Time Traveller’s Guide will entertain and inform anyone with an interest in this extraordinary period"

    Andrew Taylor, The Times
  • "Thoroughly entertaining… It is crammed with insights, facts and enjoyable anecdotes, which create a sense of the experience of living in Britain between 1660 and 1700… This is a compelling book and one of considerable erudition… This is the book that will provide the most richly colourful account of Britain in this period"

    William Gibson, History Today
  • "Everything you wanted to know about these fair isles between 1660 and 1700... Exciting times."

    John Lewis-Stempel, Sunday Express