HISTORY OF ENGLAND VOL 1

by Peter Ackroyd

June 4, 2013 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Published: June 4, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0230706398

ISBN - 13: 9780230706392

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HISTORY OF ENGLAND VOL 1

HISTORY OF ENGLAND VOL 1

by Peter Ackroyd

Format: Hardcover

Published: June 4, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0230706398

ISBN - 13: 9780230706392

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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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