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Author Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-

Title Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors / Peter Ackroyd.

Edition First U.S. edition.
Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  942 ACK    AVAILABLE
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Description ix, 486 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 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.
Subject Great Britain -- History -- To 1485.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VII, 1485-1509.
ISBN 9781250003614 (hardcover)
125000361X (hardcover)
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