Foundation: the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors
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 in this history of England through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers.
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|Grouping Title||foundation the history of england from its earliest beginnings to the tudors|
|Grouping Author||ackroyd peter|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-16 23:16:10PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-16 10:44:35AM|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction, Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction|
|display_description||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.|
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|isbn||125000361, 9781250003614, 9781483046464|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000397998|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Thomas Dunne Books,|2012.|ix, 486 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm., overdrive:ffd4f9a7-1489-46c3-983a-6f91462d0432|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Audio, Inc.|2015||
|series||History of England|
|series_with_volume||History of England|1|
|subject_facet||Great Britain -- History -- Henry VII, 1485-1509, Great Britain -- History -- To 1485|
|title_display||Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors|
|title_full||Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors / Peter Ackroyd, Foundation The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors|
|title_sub||the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors|