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Foundation: The History of England Volume I

Foundation: The History of England Volume I (Paperback, Unabridged edition)

By Ackroyd, Peter

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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

ISBN 9780330544283
Barcode 9780330544283
Published 1 June 2012 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Unabridged edition
Series The History of England
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ISBN-13 9780330544283
ISBN-10 0330544284
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Pan Books
Publication Date 1 June 2012
International Publication Date 29 March 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Ackroyd, Peter
Series The History of England
Category British & Irish History
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 397g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 942
Catalogue Code 295159

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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