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

Author/Creator:
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Publication:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 486 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Great Britain -- History -- To 1485.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VII, 1485-1509.
Summary:
Tells the epic story of the birth of England. The first in a 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.
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 zealot king
The king of suspicions
A conclusion.
Notes:
"First published in Great Britain by Macmillan"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Livezey Fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9781250003614 (hardcover)
125000361X (hardcover)
9781250013675 (e-book)
1250013674 (e-book)
OCLC:
800447745
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