• "I loved this book... It will enable you to understand your past, your place in it and that of your ancestors as never before. A modern classic"

    FIVE STARS, James Delingpole, Mail on Sunday
  • "Mortimer is an entertaining guide on this superb time-travel journey of human innovations"

    Julia Richardson, Daily Mail
  • "An ambitious study of the last millennium"

    Evening Standard
  • "Provocative and enjoyable... Almost every page of this engaging book sets your mind racing"

    Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
  • "An excellent romp through the past millennium of British (and particularly English) history… Highly entertaining, well written and packed with lively characters and surprising facts."

    Ian Morris, BBC History Magazine