Foundation: the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors

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In this massive bestseller 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.

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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.

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subject_facet Great Britain -- History -- Henry VII, 1485-1509, Great Britain -- History -- To 1485, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General, HISTORY / Social History, History / Civilization, History / Medieval, History / Military / General
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