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History of England #2: Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I

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Peter Ackroyd, one of Britains most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book. Tudors is the story of Henry VIIIs relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under "Bloody Mary." It tells, too, of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, though marked by civil strife, plots against her, and even an invasion force, finally brought stability.

Above all, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, England was still largely feudal and looked to Rome for direction; at its end, it was a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.

About the Author

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet, and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed Thames: Sacred River and London: The Biography, and the first volume of his history of England, Foundation. He holds a CBE for services to literature and lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250054609
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The History of England
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus two 8-page color photograph inserts
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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