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Tudors: The History of England Volume II

Tudors: The History of England Volume II (Paperback, Unabridged edition)

By Ackroyd, Peter

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The second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: the Tudors

ISBN 9781447236818
Barcode 9781447236818
Published 1 July 2013 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Unabridged edition
Series The History of England
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ISBN-13 9781447236818
ISBN-10 1447236815
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Pan Books
Publication Date 1 July 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Ackroyd, Peter
Series The History of England
Category World History: C 1500 To C 1750
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 389g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 942.05
Catalogue Code 725144

Description of this Book

Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under 'Bloody Mary'. It tells, too, of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, though marked by civil strife, plots against the queen and even an invasion force, finally brought stability. Above all, however, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, England was still largely feudal and looked to Rome for direction; at its end, it was a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.

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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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