The Resource A history of England, Volume I, Foundation, Peter Ackroyd

A history of England, Volume I, Foundation, Peter Ackroyd

Label
A history of England, Volume I, Foundation
Title
A history of England
Title number
Volume I
Title part
Foundation
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Title variation
  • History of England
  • Foundation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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NLE
Dewey number
942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A history of England, Volume I, Foundation, Peter Ackroyd
Label
A history of England, Volume I, Foundation, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Note
Followed by: Tudors
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13752841
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
ix, 486 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780230706392
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1132830
  • (OCoLC)748771710
  • (OCoLC)729686781

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