Ian Mortimer


 

Full Bibliography

A. Human Race/Millennium
B. The Time Traveller's Guides
C. Historical biographies (medieval)
D. Keynote Speeches
E. Research volumes and edited texts
F. Forewords in books by other authors
G. Peer-refereed articles
H. Magazine and newspaper articles
I. Book reviews
J. Fiction
K. Poetry


A. Human Race.
  • Human Race: Ten Centuries of Change on Earth (a.k.a. Millennium)
    • The Bodley Head (UK hardback), 2014, as Centuries of Change: which century saw the most change?
    • Vintage Digital (UK ebook), 2014
    • Vintage (paperback), 2015
    • WF Howes (audiobook, read by Mike Grady), 2015, as Centuries of Change
    • Piper Verlag (German ed.), 2015, as Zeiten der Erkenntnis
    • Bollati Boringhieri (Italian ed.), 2015, as Il libro dei secoli
    • China Times Publishing Co., Taiwan (Complex Chinese ed.), 2016
    • Pegasus (USA ed.), as Millennium. From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed Over a Thousand Years, 2016
    • Eksmo (Russian ed.), forthcoming
    • Bertrand Brasil (Brazilian ed.), forthcoming
    • Ranok (Ukrainian ed.), forthcoming

B. The Time Traveller's Guides
  1. The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: a Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
    • The Bodley Head (UK hardback), 2008
    • Vintage (paperback), 2009
    • Isis (audiobook, read by Jonathan Keeble), 2009
    • Touchstone (USA hardback), 2009
    • Touchstone (USA ebook), 2009
    • Touchstone (USA paperback), 2011
    • Windsor Paragon (UK large print ed. hardback), 2011
    • Windsor Paragon (UK large print ed. paperback), 2011
    • Vintage Digital (UK ebook), 2012
    • Folio Society, with new preface and an introduction by Prof. Christopher Dyer (international hardback), 2013
    • Aripaev (Estonian ed.), 2014, as Ajaränduri teejuht keskaegsele Inglismaale
    • Piper Verlag (German ed.), 2014, as Im Mittelalter: handbuch fur Zeitresende
    • China Times Publishing Co., Taiwan (Complex Chinese ed.), 2014
    • Eksmo (Russian ed.), 2015
    • The Commercial Press, Beijing (Simplified Chinese ed.), forthcoming
    • NTT Publishing Co. (Japanese ed.), forthcoming
    • Wydawnictwo Astra (Polish ed.), forthcoming
  2. The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
    • The Bodley Head (UK hardback), 2012
    • Vintage Digital (UK ebook), 2012
    • W.F. Howes (audiobook, read by Mike Grady), 2012
    • Vintage (UK paperback), 2013
    • Viking (USA hardback), June 2013
    • Eksmo (Russian ed.), 2016
    • The Commercial Press, Beijing (Simplified Chinese ed.), forthcoming
    • Kawade Shobo Shinsha Ltd (Japanese ed.), forthcoming
    • China Times Publishing Co., Taiwan (Complex Chinese ed.), forthcoming
    The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England: A Sensory Ride (iPad app, 2013)
  3. The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain
    • The Bodley Head (UK hardback), forthcoming (6 April 2017)
    • Vintage Digital (UK ebook), forthcoming (6 April 2017)
    • Pegasus (USA hardback), forthcoming
    • Audible (USA audiobook), forthcoming
    • China Times Publishing Co., Taiwan (Complex Chinese ed.), forthcoming

C. Historical biographies (medieval)
  1. The Greatest Traitor: the Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England 1327-1330
    • Jonathan Cape (UK hardback), 2003
    • Pimlico (UK paperback), 2004
    • Thomas Dunne Books (USA hardback), 2006
    • Vintage (UK paperback), 2010
    • Vintage Digital (UK ebook), 2010
  2. The Perfect King: the Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation
    • Jonathan Cape (UK hardback), 2006
    • Pimlico (UK paperback), 2007
    • Vintage (UK paperback), 2008
    • Vintage Digital (UK ebook), 2010
    • Rosetta Books (USA ebook), 2014
    • Tantor Media (USA audiobook), 2016
  3. The Fears of Henry IV: the Life of England's Self-Made King
    • Jonathan Cape (UK hardback), 2007
    • Vintage (UK paperback), 2008
    • Vintage Digital (UK ebook), forthcoming
    • Rosetta Books (USA ebook), 2014
  4. 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory
    • The Bodley Head (UK hardback), 2009
    • Vintage (UK paperback), 2010
    • Vintage Digital (UK ebook), 2012
    • Rosetta Books (USA ebook), 2014

D. Keynote Speeches

E. Research volumes and edited texts

F. Forewords in books by other authors
  • Introduction to Dartmoor: Theatre of Light. An Exhibition by Ric W. Horner (Cross Tree Press, 2016)
  • Foreword to Katheryn Warner, Edward II: the Unconventional King (Amberley Publishing, 2014)
  • Liner notes to the CD by Various Artists, The Elizabethan Session (Quercus Records, 2014)
  • Foreword to Paul Martin Remfry, The Wigmore Chronicle 1066 to 1377 (Castle Studies Research and Publishing, 2013)
  • Foreword to Higher Uppacott: the evolution of a medieval Dartmoor Longhouse (Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2012)

G. Peer-refereed articles and chapters
  1. Theoretical and Critical
    • 'The Shakespeare Authorship Debate and Historical Responsibility' (Cross Tree Press, 2015).
    • 'The Relationship between Historical Fiction and History', in Celia Brayfield and Duncan Sprott, Writing Historical Fiction: a Writers' & Artists' Companion, (Bloomsbury, 2013), pp. 138-9.
    • 'Why historians should write fiction', Past and Future: the magazine of the Institute of Historical Research, 10 (Autumn 2011), pp. 7-8.
    • 'The Art of History', Historically Speaking: the Bulletin of the Historical Society, 11, 3 (June 2010), pp. 12-15.
    • 'In Search of New Narrative Frameworks: an Interview with Ian Mortimer' [interviewed by Donald A. Yerxa], Historically Speaking: the Bulletin of the Historical Society, 11, 3 (June 2010), pp. 16-19.
    • 'New vessels for new history', Royal Historical Society Newsletter (May 2010), pp.4-5.
    • 'Forty Years Hence: the Repositioning of History', Sixteenth Century Journal, xl, 1 (2009), pp. 187-190.
    • 'What isn't history? The nature and enjoyment of history in the twenty-first century', History vol. 93 (October 2008), pp. 454-74.
    • 'Beyond the facts ? How true originality in history has fallen foul of postmodernism, research targets and commercial pressure', The TLS (26 September 2008), pp. 16-17.
    • 'Discriminating between readers: The case for a policy of flexibility', Journal of the Society of Archivists, 23 (2002), pp. 59-67.
    • 'Archon and the Indexes to the National Register of Archives: Past, Present and Future', Program, 33 (1999), pp. 225-33.
  2. Medieval
    • 'The chronology of the de Mortemer family of Wigmore, c.1075-1185, and the consolidation of a Marcher lordship', Historical Research, vol. 89, no. 246 (November 2016).
    • 'Where is Roger Mortimer?', The Mortimer Chronicle: the journal of the Mortimer Society, no. 1 (May 2011), pp. 58-68.
    • 'Henry IV's date of birth and the royal Maundy', Historical Research, vol. 80 (2007), pp. 567-76.
    • 'Richard II and the Succession to the Crown', History, 91 (2006), pp. 320-336.
    • 'Sermons of Sodomy: a Reconsideration of Edward II's Sodomitical Reputation', in Gwilym Dodd and Anthony Musson (eds) The Reign of Edward II: New Perspectives (Boydell, 2006), pp. 48-60.
    • 'The Death of Edward II in Berkeley Castle', The English Historical Review, 120 (2005), pp. 1175-1214.
  3. Early Modern
    • 'The Rural Medical Marketplace in Southern England, c.1570-1720', in Mark S. R. Jenner and Patrick Wallis (eds), Medicine and the Market in England and its Colonies, c. 1450-1850 (Palgrave, 2007), pp. 69-87
    • 'A Directory of Medical Personnel Qualified and Practising in the Diocese of Canterbury, circa 1560-1730', Archaeologia Cantiana, 126 (2006), pp. 135-169. N.B. see also the fuller electronic version on the Kent Archaeology Society's website.
    • 'Why were probate accounts made? Methodological issues concerning the historical use of administrators' and executors' accounts', Archives, 31 (2006), pp. 2-17.
    • 'The Triumph of the Doctors: Medical Assistance to the Dying, c1570-1720' (winning entry for the Alexander Prize, 2004), Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 15 (2005), pp. 97-116.
    • 'Index of Medical Licentiates, Applicants, Referees and Examiners in the Diocese of Exeter, 1568-1783', Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 136 (2004), pp. 99-134.
    • 'Machyn , Henry (1496/1498-1563)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004)
    • 'Baskerville, Hannibal (1597-1668)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004)
    • 'Blount, Thomas (1618-1679)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004)
    • 'Talbot, Thomas (c.1535-1595x9)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004)
    • 'Diocesan licensing and medical practitioners in South-West England, 1660-1780', Medical History, 48 (2004), pp. 49-68.
    • 'Tudor chronicler or sixteenth-century diarist? Henry Machyn and the nature of his manuscript' Sixteenth Century Journal, 33 (2002), pp. 981-998. N.B. the text of this article is available here.
    • 'The Agricultural Landscape in 1634', in Joan Dils (ed.), An Historical Atlas of Berkshire (Berkshire Record Society, 1998), pp. 48-9.
  4. Modern
    • 'The Henry Williamson Archive at Exeter University', The Journal of the Henry Williamson Society, 41 (2005), pp. 64-71
    • [with Joseph Melling] 'British Government Policies for the Regulation of Anthrax Infection and the Wool Textiles Industries 1880-1939', Textile History, 31 (2000), pp. 222-236.

H. Magazine and newspaper articles
  • 'Charles II's Revolution' BBC History Magazine (April 2017), pp. 35-40.
  • 'Tyndale's legacy in English history' The Tyndale Society Journal, no. 46 (Winter 2015/2016), pp. 11-31.
  • 'Was Edward II really murdered?' A discussion with Professor Nicholas Vincent, BBC History Magazine (January 2016), pp. 44-7. Reprinted in BBC History's Medieval Kings and Queens (2017), pp. 64-7.
  • 'Le dieci rivoluzioni del passato' [translated A. Carioti], Il Corriere della Sera: la Lettura (4 Ottobre 2015), pp. 8-9.
  • 'The History Man', Petts Wood & District Residents' Association Gazette, 65, 5 (February 2015), pp. 24-7.
  • 'Richard III: Legitimate Questions', History Today, 65, 2 (February 2015), pp. 39-41.
  • 'The ten greatest changes of the last 1,000 years', The Guardian (30 October 2014).
  • 'Ten of the worst years in British History', The Guardian (10 October 2014).
  • 'Which century saw the most change?', BBC History (November 2014), pp. 57-62
  • 'Was Tavistock Goosey Fair's famous song penned by a homesick railway clerk?', Western Morning News (7 October 2014).
  • 'Within these walls', The Sunday Times, 'Home' section (21 Sept 2014), pp. 26-27
  • 'Whose history is this?' History Today, 64, 6 (June 2014), pp. 4-5.
  • 'The Usurper King,' Programme for RSC production of Henry IV Part 1 (April 2014), pp. 3-6.
  • 'When breakfast became the most important meal of the day,' BBC History (April 2013), pp. 32-6.
  • 'Hunchback and tyrant, yes. Child killer, maybe.'The Times, (5 February 2013), p. 24 .
  • 'So you want to reform the honours system? Good luck.'The Times, (30 April 2012), p. 24.
  • 'An Age Apart', Around the Globe, 51 (Summer 2012), pp. 40-41
  • 'The great queen, parts 1 and 2,'Daily Telegraph, Lifestyle section, (31 March 2012), p. 9. [This is an edited version of a longer essay entitled 'The Two Elizabethan Englands'. The full version is available here].
  • 'Bess's bloody realm of tiny sheep and high rises', Sunday Times, News Review section, p. 6 (4 March 2012). Reprinted in The Week as 'The last word' (23 March 2012), pp. 52-3.
  • 'Hold your noses, it's the Elizabethans', BBC History (March 2012). Reprinted as 'Senses working overtime' in BBC History's The story of the Tudors, collector's edition (Summer 2014), pp. 82-5.
  • 'Fragile Historical Sources: Barriers to the Truth', History Today 60, 12 (December 2010), pp. 10-16.
  • 'To lie deliberately about the past' [a short piece accompanying an article by A. N. Wilson, 'The best is history'], The Financial Times (13 August 2010).
  • 'The lying art of historical fiction' (Writing as James Forrester), The Guardian (6 August 2010).
  • 'Historical novelists should not be ashamed of telling lies', BBC History (July 2010), p. 47.
  • 'What Hundred Years War?', History Today (October 2009), pp. 27-33.
  • 'Henry V: the Cruel King', BBC History (October 2009), pp. 24-9.
  • 'The Heir Male' (letter), Ricardian Bulletin (September 2009), p. 48.
  • 'The Historian as Time Traveller', History Today (October 2008), pp. 70-1.
  • 'Groats in your Purse', BBC History (October 2008), pp. 56-9.
  • 'York or Lancaster: who was the rightful heir to the throne in 1460?', Richard III Society Bulletin (Autumn 2008), pp. 20-24.
  • 'Poitiers: High Point of the Hundred Years War', History Today, 56, 9 (September 2006), pp. 41-47.
  • 'The Old Icon', The Guardian (9 March 2006). [Note: this article was published under the title 'Englishness is more about Cr?cy than cups of tea', which was an editorial choice.]
  • 'The Father of the English Nation', BBC History, 7, 2 (February 2006), pp. 40-45.
  • 'Pokerman: the death of Edward II', Living History, 14 (May 2004), pp. 72-75.
  • 'Revisionism Revisited', History Today, 54 (March 2004), pp. 38-39.
  • 'The King is Not Dead' (letter), History Today, 53 (June 2003), p.
  • 'A red-hot poker? It was just a red herring', Times Higher Education Supplement (11 April 2003), p. 18.
  • 'The Worst Traitor in England', The Times (29 March 2003), Weekend section, p. 6.
  • 'Life and Death in Berkshire c. 1590-1720', Berkshire Family Historian, 21, 4 (June 1998), pp. 34-44.
  • 'The Glebe Terriers of Berkshire 1634', Berkshire Family Historian, 18, 3 (March 1995), pp. 94-99.

I. Book reviews
  • 'Edward III and the Triumph of England by Richard Barber', History Today, 64, 7 (July 2014), pp. 58-9.
  • 'Shieldwall by Justin Hill', The Guardian (18 June 2011).
  • 'Mary Rose: Your Noblest Shippe: Anatomy of a Tudor Warship. Peter Richard Valentine Marsden and Douglas McElvogue', Sixteenth Century Journal, 42, 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 233-234.
  • 'Yorkist Lord: John Howard, duke of Norfolk, by Anne Crawford', History, The Journal of the Historical Association, 96, 2 (April 2011), pp. 207-8.
  • 'The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, edited by Robert E. Bjork', TLS (19 January 2011), p. 24.
  • 'She Wolves: the Women who ruled England before Elizabeth by Helen Castor', The Guardian (6 November 2010).
  • 'The Axe and the Oath by Robert Fossier', History Today 60, 11 (November 2010), pp. 58-9.
  • 'The Royal Pardon: Access to Mercy in Fourteenth Century England by Helen Lacey', History, The Journal of the Historical Association, 95, 4 (2010), pp. 493-4.
  • 'Falling from Grace: Reversal of Fortune and the English Nobility by J. S. Bothwell', History, The Journal of the Historical Association, 95, 4 (2010), pp. 493-4.
  • 'The Royal Stuarts by Allan Massie', The Daily Telegraph (5 June 2010).
  • 'Chaucer's London by A. R. Myers', BBC History, 11, 1 (January 2010), p. 75.
  • 'The Historical Novel: The New Critical Idiom volume 10, by Jerome de Groot', History Today, 60, 1 (January 2010), 62.
  • 'Richard II: Manhood, Youth and Politics, 1377-99 by Christopher Fletcher', History, The Journal of the Historical Association, 95, 1 (Jan 2010), pp. 111-12.
  • 'The Celtic Revolution by Simon Young', The Guardian (19 December 2009).
  • 'Summer of Blood by Dan Jones', History Today, 59, 12 (December 2009), p. 58.
  • 'The Good Wife's Guide (Le M?nagier de Paris) translated by Gina Greco and Christine Rose', BBC History, 10, 7 (July 2009), p. 71,
  • 'The Reign of Henry IV: Rebellion and Survival 1403-13 edited by Gwilym Dodd and Douglas Biggs', History, The Journal of the Historical Association, 94, 3 (2009), pp. 389-91.
  • 'The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham', The Guardian (24 January 2009).
  • 'The Man who Believed he was King of France by Tomasso di Carpegna Falconieri', The Daily Telegraph (25 October 2008).
  • 'Warwick the Kingmaker by A. J. Pollard', BBC History, 8 (2007), p. 59
  • 'The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, edited by Chris Given-Wilson', History, The Journal of the Historical Association, 92 (2007), pp. 110-11.
  • 'The History of the Merchant Taylors Company by Matthew Davies and Ann Saunders', Sixteenth Century Journal, 37 (2006), pp. 849-51.
  • 'The Bede Roll of the Fraternity of St. Nicholas, edited by N.W. and V.A. James', Sixteenth Century Journal, 37 (2006), pp. 544-6.
  • 'The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour by Markku Peltonen', Sixteenth Century Journal, 36 (2005), pp. 527-8.
  • 'The Early Records of Sir Robert Cotton's Library: Formation, Cataloguing and Use by Colin G.C. Tite', Sixteenth Century Journal, 36 (2005), pp. 188-190.
  • 'The Death of Kings: Royal Deaths in Medieval England by Michael Evans', Sixteenth Century Journal, 35 (2004), pp. 1182-4.
  • 'West Britons: Cornish identities and the early modern British state by Mark Stoyle', Sixteenth Century Journal, 34 (2003), pp. 599-600.
  • 'The acoustic world of early modern England: Attending to the O-factor by B.R. Smith', Sixteenth Century Journal, 33 (2002), pp. 593-5.
  • 'The notorious astrological physician of London: Works and days of Simon Forman by Barbara Howard Traister', Sixteenth Century Journal, 33 (2002), pp. 302-4.
  • 'Earthly necessities: Economic lives in early modern Britain by Keith Wrightson', Sixteenth Century Journal, 33 (2002), pp. 313-4.
  • 'The professions in early modern England, 1450-1800: Servants of the commonweal by Rosemary O'Day', Social History of Medicine, 14 (2001), pp. 557-8.
  • 'Surgery, skin and syphilis: Daniel Turner's London (1667-1741) by Philip K. Wilson', Social History of Medicine, 14 (2001), pp. 141-2.
  • 'Material London ca.1600 by Lena C. Orlin', Sixteenth Century Journal, 32 (2001), pp. 273-4.
  • 'Landscape or Land? by Mark Beeson and Christopher Southgate' [poetry], The Dart, 54 (Aug-Sept 1989), p. 6

J1. Fiction (published as by Ian Mortimer)
  1. The Outcasts of Time
J2. Fiction (published as by James Forrester)
  1. Sacred Treason
    • Headline Review (UK hardback), 2010
    • W.F. Howes Ltd (audiobook, read by Mike Grady), 2010
    • Headline Review (UK paperback), 2011
    • Jentas A/S (Danish translation), as Helligt forræderi, 2011
    • AV Forlaget (Danish audiobook, read by Mikkel bay Motensen), as Helligt forræderi, 2015
    • Nakladatelstvi Domino (Czech translation), as Svata Zrada), 2011
    • Sourcebooks (USA paperback), 2012
    • Albatros (Polish translation), as Uswiecona Zdrada, 2013
    • Kontinents (Latvian translation), as Karalienes Varda, 2013
    • Agave (Hungarian translation), as Megszentelt Arulas, 2013
  2. The Roots of Betrayal
    • Headline Review (UK hardback), 2011
    • W.F. Howes Ltd (audiobook, read by Mike Grady), 2011
    • Headline Review (UK paperback), 2012
    • Jentas A/S (Danish translation), as Bedragets rødder, 2012
    • AV Forlaget (Danish audiobok, read by Thomas Gulstad), as Bedragets rødder, 2016
    • Sourcebooks (USA hardback), 2013
    • Albatros (Polish translation), as Korzenie Zdrady, 2014
  3. The Final Sacrament
    • Headline Review (UK hardback), 2012
    • W.F. Howes Ltd (audiobook, read by Mike Grady), 2013
    • Headline Review (UK paperback), 2013
    • Sourcebooks (USA hardback), 2013
    • Jentas A/S (Danish translation), as Det sidste sakramente>/i>, 2016

K. Poetry
Individual poems:
  • 'Greatness', in The Broadsheet, 2 (Autumn 2014), n.p. [www.broadsheet.moonfruit.com].
  • '23 January 2009', in HQ Poetry Magazine (The Haiku Quarterly), 37 (2009), p. 18.
  • '31 December 1999', in Expression (a magazine for past and present students of the University of Exeter, this poem winning a prize for a poem to commemorate the Millenium).
  • 'First Loss', in Acumen, 28 (May 1997), p. 56.
  • 'Kiss', in a Poetry Now anthology (not sure of exact title or date, but mid 1990s).
  • 'Ghosts [II]', in Acumen, 24 (January 1996), p. 17.
  • 'The Beggar Gods' and 'Song above the Wind', in Lines Review, 132 (1995), pp. 19-20.
  • 'The Path', in Poetry Nottingham, 47, 4 (winter 1993), p. 6.
  • 'Afternoon in N16', 'At the end of the Day' and 'A Thousand Journeys' in Undertow: a Lotus Eaters Publication (University College London, Summer 1993), pp. 8, 15, 33.
  • 'Sonnets for Josephine, II & VIII', in Acumen, 17 (April 1993), p. 8.
  • 'A Gorgon's Head', in Orbis, 87 (Winter 1992), pp. 54-5.
  • 'For Maria', in Outposts, 173 (1993), p. 23.
  • 'In my own Country', 'Tears' and 'In the Next Room' in The Honest Ulsterman 93 (1992), pp. 40-2.
  • 'The First Stone', in Acumen, 15 (April 1992), pp. 8-9.
  • 'Despite Everything', in Orbis, 82 (Autumn 1991), p. 39.
  • 'In Our Hands', in Acumen, 13 (April 1991), p. 34.
  • 'Ghosts [I]', in Otter: New Devon Poetry, 8 (June 1991), pp. 24-5.
  • 'Frailty', in Stand 32, 4 (Autumn 1991), p. 5.
  • 'Bellever Tor' and 'Place of Birth', in X-Calibre, 8 (1991), pp. 20-1, 82.
  • 'Spring Symphony', in Westwords, 13 (1991), p. 23.
  • 'An Incendiary Life', in Otter: New Devon Poetry, 6 (August 1990), p. 18.
  • 'The Hearth', in Acumen, 10 (October 1989), p. 6.
  • 'No Such Silence', in Outposts, 162 (Autumn 1989), p. 65.
  • 'Skylark', in Otter: New Devon Poetry, 3 (July 1989), pp. 11-13.