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, In 1509, Of The First Tudor King, Henry VII 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, Of 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 The 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.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Foundation (The History of England, #1) book, this is one of the most wanted Peter Ackroyd author readers around the world.
- 496 pages
- Foundation (The History of England, #1)
- Peter Ackroyd
- 23 April 2017 Peter Ackroyd