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Title:
Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors / Peter Ackroyd.
Call Number:
942 ACK
Publication Date:
2012.
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Publisher:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Physical Description:
ix, 486 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Notes:
"First published in Great Britain by Macmillan"--T.p. verso.
Contents:
Hymns of stone -- The Roman way -- Climate change -- Spear points -- The blood eagle -- The measure of the king -- The coming of the conquerors -- The house -- Devils and wicked men -- The road -- The law is lost -- The names -- The turbulent priest -- The lost village -- The great charter -- Crime and punishment -- A simple king -- The seasonal year -- The emperor of Britain -- The hammer -- The favourites of a king -- Birth and death -- The sense of a nation -- The night schools -- The commotion -- Into the woods -- The suffering king -- Old habits -- The warrior -- How others saw us -- A simple man -- Meet the family -- The divided realm -- The world at play -- The lion and the lamb -- The staple of life -- The king of spring -- Come to town -- The zealot king -- The king of suspicions -- A conclusion.
Summary:
One of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of England. The first in an extraordinary six-volume history, "Foundation" takes the reader from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509, of the first Tudor king, Henry VII.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1399957
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