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.About the Author:
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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Descrizione libro MacMillan. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0230706398 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0101979
Descrizione libro MacMillan, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110230706398
Descrizione libro MacMillan, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0230706398
Descrizione libro Macmillan, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. A mint first printing in a likewise unclipped dust wrapper. Unread gift condition and SIGNED by this renowned Historian to the title page.An outstanding copy of an elusive first especially with signature. BOXED DESPATCH: OVERSEAS AIR ONLY: Please do not select surface. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria ABE-1480088954095