By Peter Ackroyd
In Foundation, acclaimed historian Peter Ackroyd tells the epic tale of britain itself. he is taking us from the primeval forests of England’s prehistory to the loss of life, in 1509, of the 1st Tudor king, Henry VII. He courses us from the development of Stonehenge to the founding of the 2 nice glories of medieval England: universal legislations and the cathedrals. He describes the successive waves of invaders who made England English, regardless of being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French.
along with his awesome ability for evoking time and position and his acute eye for the telling aspect, Ackroyd recounts the tale of warring kings, of civil strife, and international wars. yet he additionally supplies us a brilliant feel of the way England’s early humans lived: the houses they equipped, the garments they wore, the meals they ate, even the jokes they advised. All are delivered to existence in the course of the narrative mastery of 1 of Britain’s most interesting writers.