Aspects of History

Ian Mortimer on the Middle Ages

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Episode notes

My guest this week is the bestselling author of the Medieval period Ian Mortimer. We get to grips with the issues of the era, including when it starts and ends; the introduction of time; slavery, serfdom and inequality; the Black Death; the Middle Ages on film, Edward III and Richard III, and plenty more.

Ian is a fascinating historian who makes you think about a period that is often dismissed by certain historians and Tarantino crime lords as simply being about torture and brutality, but the truth is far more interesting.

Ian Mortimer's Links

Medieval Horizons: Why the Middle Ages Matter

The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

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