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Tudors

The History Of England From Henry VIII To Elizabeth I

By Peter Ackroyd, 1949-

Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain’s most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his The History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII’s cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.

Rich in detail and atmosphere, Tudors is the story of Henry VIII’s relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief royal 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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781250003621


Format: Book
Author: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Summary: Ackroyd brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.
Title: Tudors : the history of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I / Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: Tudor, House of Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603
Isbn: 9781250003621 (hbk.) 1250003628 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 942.05 Ack
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Bib Id: 454868

Format: Book
Author: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Summary: Ackroyd brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.
Title: Tudors : the history of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I / Peter Ackroyd.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: x, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm
Subjects: Tudor, House of
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603
Other Author: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- History of England.
Notes: First published in Great Britain by Macmillan as a set, complete in 6 volumes, under the common title: The history of England; Tudors is volume 2 in that series.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-481) and index.
Contents: Hallelujah -- All in scarlet -- Heretic! -- The woes of marriage -- Into court -- Old authentic histories -- The king's pleasure -- A little neck -- The great revolt -- The confiscation -- The old fashion -- The body of Christ -- The fall -- War games -- A family portrait -- The last days -- The breaking of the altars -- Have at all papists! -- The barns of Crediton -- The lord of misrule -- The nine-day queen -- In the ascendant -- Faith of our fathers -- An age of anxiety -- Nunc Dimittis -- A virgin queen -- Two queens -- The thirty-nine steps -- The rivals -- The rites of spring -- Plots and factions -- The revels now are ended -- The frog -- The great plot -- The dead cannot bite -- Armada -- Repent! Repent! -- The setting sun -- A disobedient servant -- The end of days -- Reformation.
LCCN: 2013024573
ISBN: 9781250003621 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1250003628 (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 942.05 Ack