The History of England

5 Titel in dieser Serie
0 out of 5 stars Noch nicht bewertet

Foundation Inhaltsangabe

In this massive best seller in England, one of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of the country.

Peter Ackroyd, whose work has always been underpinned by a profound interest in and understanding of England's history, now tells the epic story of England itself.

In Foundation the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death of the first Tudor king, Henry VII, in 1509. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distant past - a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house - and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French.

With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, civil strife, and foreign wars. But he also gives us a vivid sense of how England's early people lived: the homes they built, the clothes they wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. All are brought vividly to life through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers.

©2011 Peter Ackroyd (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Mehr anzeigen Weniger anzeigen
  • 1. Titel

    Foundation Titelbild
    • Foundation

    • The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors: The History of England, Book 1
    • Autor: Peter Ackroyd
    Nicht verfügbar auf
  • 2. Titel

    Tudors Titelbild
    • Tudors

    • The History of England From Henry VIII to Elizabeth I: History of England, Book 2
    • Autor: Peter Ackroyd
    Nicht verfügbar auf
  • 3. Titel

    Rebellion Titelbild
    • Rebellion

    • The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
    • Autor: Peter Ackroyd
    Nicht verfügbar auf
  • 4. Titel

    Revolution Titelbild
    Nicht verfügbar auf
  • 5. Titel

    Dominion Titelbild
    • Dominion

    • The History of England Series, Book 5
    • Autor: Peter Ackroyd
    Nicht verfügbar auf