Foundation - the history of england: book 1

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Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. This first volume of six takes us from the time that England was first settled, more than 15,000 years ago, to the death in 1509 of the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. In it, Ackroyd takes us from Neolithic England, which we can only see in the most tantalising glimpses a stirrup found in a grave, some seeds at the bottom of a bowl to the long period of Roman rule; from the Dark Ages when England was invaded by a ceaseless tide of Angles, Saxons and Jutes, to the twin glories of medieval England its great churches and monasteries and its common law. With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place, he tells the familiar story of king succeeding king in rich prose, with profound insight and some surprising details. The food we ate, the clothes we wore, the punishments we endured, even the jokes we told are all found here, too.

  • EAN 9781447203704
  • Disponibilité Disponible
  • Nombre de pages 456 Pages
  • Distributeur Olf

Peter Ackroyd

Né à Londres en 1949, Peter Ackroyd est l'un des écrivains britanniques les plus prolifiques de sa génération. Alternant romans et biographies, il a reçu de nombreux prix littéraires. Passionné par la capitale britannique, il est l'auteur de multiples biographies, celle incontournable de Dickens, et celles de Thomas Moore, William Blake et T.S. Eliot ou encore de romans comme 'Chatterton' ou 'L'architecte assassin', qui tous à leur manière font revivre les diverses strates de l'Histoire de Londres. Ackroyd a été nommé Commandant de l'Empire Britannique en 2003.

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