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Foundation: The History of England Volume 1

Foundation: The History of England Volume 1 (EPUB ebook)

By Ackroyd, Peter

The first volume in a new six-part history of England from acclaimed author Peter Ackroyd. 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. PRAISE FOR THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND SERIES "Ackroyd's trademark insight and wit, and the glorious interconnectedness of all things, permeate each page"Observer "Ackroyd writes with such lightly worn erudition and a deceptive ease that he never fails to engage" Daily Telegraph "In pages of limpid detail, Ackroyd makes history accessible to the layman" Ian Thomson, Independent
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ISBN 9781743039755
Published 1 Nov 2011
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Series The History of England

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ISBN-13 9781743039755
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Released 1 Nov 2011
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Ackroyd, Peter
Series The History of England
Category History
World History
British & Irish History
European History
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 942
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years