"Peter Ackroyd, whose work has always been underpinned by a profound interest in and understanding of England's history, now turns to the story of England itself. In Foundation, Ackroyd takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509, of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: our common law and our cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of our most distant past - a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor hose - and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon or Norman French."
Book in very good condition.