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Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors

by Peter Ackroyd

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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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Very disappointing ( )
  mrsnickleby | Jan 18, 2024 |
I have read several books about this time period and this is a great one volume starter for anyone interested. ( )
  everettroberts | Oct 20, 2023 |
I enjoyed this non fiction and look forward to reading the subsequent volumes ( )
  LisaBergin | Apr 12, 2023 |
Another engrossing read of Mr.Ackroyd that takes an indepth look at these characters and times. ( )
  charlie68 | Jan 31, 2023 |
I wanted to read Peter Ackroyd's "Foundation" on the history of England because I am getting ready to read Nancy Goldstone's "Four Queens" and a series of Philippa Gregory books. I loved the way Peter Ackroyd seamlessly moved between the kings of England, the traditions of the people, and popular misconceptions. The book had a good pace and it kept me wanting more. I am going to see what else he has written. ( )
  nab6215 | Jan 18, 2022 |
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I finished this book with very mixed feelings. Admiration for the clear and lively retelling of some of the basic stories of our history; and dismay at the thought of another five volumes like this one, where the narrative is weighed down by its embroidery of speculation, question-begging, sententiousness and sheer whimsy.
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When the first sarsen stone was raised in the circle of Stonehenge, the land we call England was already very ancient.
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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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