The History of England
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  • 1
    Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors: The History of England, Book 1 | Peter Ackroyd

    Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors: The History of England, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
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    In Foundation the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death of the first Tudor king, Henry VII, in 1509. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distant past - a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house.

    The Most Annoying Narrator EVER
    Reviewed on December 25 2015 by JudieBee ()
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    Tudors: The History of England From Henry VIII to Elizabeth I: History of England, Book 2 | Peter Ackroyd

    Tudors: The History of England From Henry VIII to Elizabeth I: History of England, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
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    Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental audiobook in his 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.

    A Great Listen for Any Anglophile

    This second work by Ackroyd on British history is equally informative and fascinating as the first. The length of time covered here is considerably sh..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2015 by Leslie (abingdon, MD, USA)
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    Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution | Peter Ackroyd

    Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
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    England's turbulent seventeenth century is vividly laid out before us, but so too is the cultural and social life of the period, notable for its extraordinarily rich literature, including Shakespeare's late masterpieces, Jacobean tragedy, the poetry of John Donne and Milton, and Thomas Hobbes's great philosophical treatise, Leviathan. Rebellion also gives us a very real sense of the lives of ordinary English men and women, lived out against a backdrop of constant disruption and uncertainty.

    Essential Background Plus A Good Story

    For anyone who is not a specialist in American politics, yet still wants to know the political history that informed the Founding Fatherrs, this is a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 01 2015 by Kathy (FAIRFAX, VA, United States)
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    Revolution: The History of England, Book 4 | Peter Ackroyd

    Revolution: The History of England, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes listeners from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again - at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange.

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