Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors

Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors

Peter Ackroyd


"An striking booklet . . . Peter Ackroyd is arguably the main gifted and prolific author operating in Britain today." ―Daily show (UK)

In Foundation, acclaimed historian Peter Ackroyd tells the epic tale of britain itself. he is taking us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the loss of life, in 1509, of the 1st Tudor king, Henry VII. He courses us from the development of Stonehenge to the founding of the 2 nice glories of medieval England: universal legislations and the cathedrals. He describes the successive waves of invaders who made England English, regardless of being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French.

together with his remarkable ability for evoking time and position and his acute eye for the telling element, Ackroyd recounts the tale of warring kings, of civil strife, and overseas wars. yet he additionally offers us a shiny experience of ways England's early humans lived: the houses they equipped, the garments they wore, the foodstuff they ate, even the jokes they advised. All are dropped at lifestyles in the course of the narrative mastery of 1 of Britain's most interesting writers.

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