We think of Queen Elizabeth I's reign as a golden age of maritime heroes and great writers. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could walk the streets of London in the 1590s, would you have a sense of its being a glorious age? And how would that glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, and famine of the time? Ian Mortimer answers the questions that a prospective traveller to late sixteenth-century England might ask.