Dr. Ian Mortimer is best known as the author of The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England, which were both national bestsellers. He was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine. Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He lives in England. Please visit his website at www.ianmortimer.com.
"Terrific. One of the most bracing aspects of Millennium is the breadth of factors it covers. Mortimer describes the past with a vivid directness. But he's equally compelling about the future. A thrillingly clear-eyed assessment, a taking-stock of what the previous millennium might teach us about the ways we face major changes. Here's hoping some of the 21st-century's leaders read it and do some pausing of their own." -- Christian Science Monitor "A quirky but always delightful social history that will convince most readers that social revolutions have been happening for a long time." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred) "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." -- The Mail on Sunday (Five Stars) "Acclaimed British medievalist Mortimer (The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England) takes readers on a tour of the last thousand years. Mortimer's intrinsic faith in human perseverance offers a glimmer of hope for the coming thousand years." -- Publishers Weekly "An ambitious study of the last millennium." -- The Evening Standard "Provocative and enjoyable. Almost every page of this engaging book sets your mind racing." -- Dominic Sandbrook - The Sunday Times (London) "Original and fascinating. Mortimer is an entertaining guide on this superb time-travel journey of human innovations It is a planetary ride which Mortimer offers us in his tour of ten centuries. It is exhilarating to time-travel with him." -- The Daily Mail (The Book of the Week)