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Tudors: The History of England Volume 2

Tudors: The History of England Volume 2 (EPUB ebook)

By Ackroyd, Peter

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

ISBN 9781743299326
Published 1 October 2012 by 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 9781743299326
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Publication Date 1 October 2012
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Ackroyd, Peter
Series The History of England
Category History
World History
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
British & Irish History
British & Irish history: c 1500 to c 1700
European History
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Dewey Code 942.05
Catalogue Code 461106

Description of this Electronic 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.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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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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