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Foundation (The History of England - Volume 1)

Foundation (The History of England - Volume 1)

Author: Peter Ackroyd
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Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. This first volume of six takes us from the time that England was first settled, more than 15,000 years ago, to the death in 1509 of the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. In it, Ackroyd takes us from Neolithic England, which we can only see in the most tantalising glimpses a stirrup found in a grave, some seeds at the bottom of a bowl to the long period of Roman rule; from the Dark Ages when England was invaded by a ceaseless tide of Angles, Saxons and Jutes, to the twin glories of medieval England its great churches and monasteries and its common law. With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place, he tells the familiar story of king succeeding king in rich prose, with profound insight and some surprising details. The food we ate, the clothes we wore, the punishments we endured, even the jokes we told are all found here, too.

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The first volume in Peter Ackroyd's stunning new six-part history of England, taking us from Stonehenge to the death of Henry VII

Author description

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers, Thames: Sacred River and London: The Biography. He holds a CBE for services to literature and lives in London.

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General Fields

  • : 9780330544283
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : September 2011
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 942
  • : English
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : Paperback
  • : Peter Ackroyd
  • : Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • : 356
  • : 16