Ian Mortimer


 

Full Bibliography

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


A. Centuries of Change

B. The Time Traveller's Guides
  1. The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: a Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
  2. The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
  3. The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain
  4. The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain: a Handbook for Visitors to the years 1789-1830

C. Historical Biographies
  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, read by James Cameron-Stewart), 2017
    • WF Howes (UK audiobook, read by Alex Wyndham), 2019
  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
    • Tantor Media (USA audiobook, read by James Cameron-Stewart), 2017
    • WF Howes (UK audiobook, read by James Cameron-Stewart), 2019
  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
    • Tantor Media (USA audiobook, read by James Cameron-Stewart), 2017
    • WF Howes (UK audiobook, read by James Cameron-Stewart), 2019

D. Research volumes and edited texts

E. Forewords in books by other authors
  • Introduction to Dartmoor: Theatre of Light. An Exhibition by Ric W. Horner (Cross Tree Press, 2016)
  • Foreword to Kathryn 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)

F. Keynote Speeches
  • Four Keynote Speeches (Kindle Direct ebook, available 2016-20). [N.B. This was a compendium of the four titles below.]
  • The Meaning of War (Kindle Direct ebook, available 2016-20)
  • The Reputation and Legacy of Henry IV (Kindle Direct ebook, available 2016-20)
  • William Tyndale: the only writer in English history more influential than Shakespeare (Kindle Direct ebook, available 2015-20). Printed in the The Tyndale Society Journal (see below).
  • The Shakespeare authorship debate and historical responsibility (Kindle Direct ebook, available 2015-20).

G. Peer-refereed articles and chapters
  1. Theoretical and Critical
  2. Medieval
    • 'The Location and Extent of King Alfred’s Suðewyrðe', Transactions of the Devonshire Association (forthcoming).
    • 'The development of three twelfth-century hill farms in Moretonhampstead', Transactions of the Devonshire Association (forthcoming).
    • 'The Mortimers in the Time of Richard II', Journal of the Mortimer History Society, vol. 1 (2017), pp. 91-110.
    • '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
    • 'Tyndale's legacy in English history' The Tyndale Society Journal, no. 46 (Winter 2015/2016), pp. 11-31.
    • '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
  • 'Equality - what is it good for?' Engelsberg Ideas (12 May 2021).
  • 'When was Britain's wealth shared most equally among its population?' BBC History Magazine (Christmas, 2020), p. 47.
  • 'Why Chaucer is still a tale for our times', Daily Mail (22 January 2021).
  • 'The best of times... The worst of times' BBC History Magazine (November 2020), pp. 66-72.
  • 'Is the world changing faster than ever?' [short contribution] World Histories, 8 (Feb/March 2018), p. 22.
  • 'Did medieval women carry purses?' [short contribution] BBC History Magazine (January 2018).
  • 'The long view of faith' Church Times (9 June 2017), p. 18.
  • 'Charles II's Revolution' BBC History Magazine (April 2017), pp. 35-40. Reprinted in The Story of the Civil War (BBC History Magazine publication, 2017), pp. 108-112.
  • 'The invention of the metal-backed mirror changes how people see themselves' [short contribution in 'Fifty Decisions that Changed the World', History Revealed, 50th issue special edition (Christmas 2017), p. 20.
  • '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
  • 'Wigmore Castle, North Herefordshire; Excavations 1996 and 1998 by Stephanie Ratkai', Journal of the Mortimer History Society, vol. 1 (2017), pp. 111-115.
  • '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 Ménagier 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

J. Running

K1. Fiction (published as by Ian Mortimer)
  1. The Outcasts of Time
K2. Fiction (published as by James Forrester)
  1. Sacred Treason
  2. The Roots of Betrayal
  3. The Final Sacrament

L. 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.