Tudors

The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I

The History of England (Volume 2 of 6)

Peter Ackroyd

Thomas Dunne Books

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From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page


Rich in detail and atmosphere, Peter Ackroyd's Tudors is the story of Henry VIII's 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 the queen and even an invasion force, finally brought stability.

Above all, however, 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.

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Praise for Tudors

"Relaxed, unpretentious, and accessible." —The New York Times Book Review

“Ackroyd writes with such lightly-worn erudition and a deceptive ease that he never fails to engage.” —The Telegraph (UK)

“Superbly accessible and readable.” —The Financial Times (UK)

“Ackroyd clearly relishes the wicked glamour of the family which presided over the Reformation, saw off the Spanish Armada, founded the British Empire and left the country they ruled a great European power . . . Fluent and colorful.” —Sunday Express (UK)

“As so often in Ackroyd’s books there are irresistible small details of everyday life in historic London.” —Daily Express (UK)


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Peter Ackroyd

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 RiverLondon: The Biography, and the first volume of his history of England, Foundation. He holds a CBE for services to literature and lives in London.

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Tudors
The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I
Peter Ackroyd

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250037596
ISBN10: 125003759X
512 pages
$14.99

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Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250003621
ISBN10: 1250003628
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 528 pages, Plus two 8-page color photograph inserts
$29.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
9/16/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250054609
ISBN10: 1250054605
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 528 pages, Plus two 8-page color photograph inserts
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