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Revolution: A History of England Volume IV

Revolution: A History of England Volume IV

The fourth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's History of England series.

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ISBN 9781509811472
Barcode 9781509811472
Published 12 September 2017 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
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Author(s) By Ackroyd, Peter
Series The History of England (part: 4)
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ISBN-13 9781509811472
ISBN-10 1509811478
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Pan Books
Publication Date 12 September 2017
International Publication Date 7 September 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By Ackroyd, Peter
Series The History of England (part: 4)
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 325g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 941.068
Catalogue Code 884397

Description of this Book

Revolution, the fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again - at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange, the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in our towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Ackroyd is a fascinating mix of a 19th-century narrative historian and modern social analyst. Elements of thisbook seem very old-fashioned and formal - in a good way. Yet the author eschews the detached third person preferred by stuffy professionals, favouring instead a more intimate you that brings the reader into the dark alleys of industrial towns to sniff the urine, vomit and suppurating sores of industrial England. Those perfect sentences are scattered throughout. -- Gerard DeGroot The Times
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 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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