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Foundation: A History of England Volume I (History of England Vol 1) By Peter Ackroyd

Foundation: A History of England Volume I (History of England Vol 1)
by Peter Ackroyd

The first volume in a new six-part history of England from acclaimed author Peter Ackroyd
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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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Sku
GOR003301561
Title
Foundation: A History of England Volume I (History of England Vol 1)
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
496
ISBN 10
0230706398
ISBN 13
9780230706392
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N/A
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