History Talk by Ian Mortimer at Sampford Peverell Village Hall

Notice to local history groups in the Blackdown Hills area.

Sampford Peverell Village Hall – Thursday 27 September at 7.30 pm.

History Talk by Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer is giving a talk on his latest book ‘The Time-traveller’s guide to Restoration Britain’ which you are invited to attend. The event is organised by the Sampford Peverell Society – all are welcome (non-members £2 entrance charge).

Dr Ian Mortimer is a well known historian and author, with a keen interest in Devon history. He also writes historical fiction as James Forrester. The Guardian review of his Restoration book says:

“It’s in the details of daily life that Mortimer’s book excels. This wonderfully human history captures the experiences of Restoration Britain, including insults (“you white-livered son of a Fleet Street bumsitter”), street food (pies are fine “if you don’t mind the gristle inside the pastry and the flies on the outside”), personal hygiene (“Pepys does not immerse himself in water for the whole 10‑year period of his diary”), and how to post a letter (envelopes had not yet been invented but a letter to France will cost you one shilling). History at its most entertaining.”

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