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

Authors: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Call number: 942 ACK
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: Great Britain -- History -- To 1485.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VII, 1485-1509.
Title: Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors / Peter Ackroyd.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Physical description: ix, 486 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents note: 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.
Summary note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781250003614 (hardcover)
125000361X (hardcover)
LCCN: 2012028305
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1399957
Bib No.: 1399957

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