Dr Ian Mortimer is a British historian based in rural Devon. He is the author of twelve history books, four historical novels (three of them published under his middle names, James Forrester), a collection of poems and even a book on running. He has been described by The Times as 'the most remarkable medieval historian of our time', principally on account of his series of late-medieval historical biographies. He is best known, however, as the author of the four Time Traveller's Guides - to Medieval England (2008), Elizabethan England (2012), Restoration Britain (2017) and Regency Britain (2020). These are accessible and amusing studies of the past designed to answer the question 'what would it be like if we really could go there?' These will leave you in no doubt that history reveals as much about us as it does the past.