September 16, 2012

Foundation

cover image of Foundation
The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors
Peter Ackroyd

Popular British historian Peter Ackroyd (London Under, 2011) begins the first of his planned six-volume history of England by taking readers from the primeval forests of Britain’s prehistory to the death of the first Tudor king, Henry VII, in 1509. The creation of Stonehenge, the discovery of archaeological remains, the arrival of invading tribes onto England’s shores, the construction of medieval cathedrals, and the rise of common law are all covered here in one epic volume.