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Rebellion

The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

Rebellion( )
Author: Ackroyd, Peter
Series title:The History of England Ser.
ISBN:978-1-250-00363-8
Publication Date:Oct 2014
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Imprint:Thomas Dunne Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.99
Book Description:

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. InRebellion,he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ending with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II.

The Stuart monarchy brought together the two nations of England and Scotland into...
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Book Details
Pages:512
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.34 x 9.5 x 1.68 Inches
Book Weight:1.65 Pounds
Author Biography
Ackroyd, Peter (Author)
Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He graduated from Cambridge University and was a Fellow at Yale (1971-1973). A critically acclaimed and versatile writer, Ackroyd began his career while at Yale, publishing two volumes of poetry. He continued writing poetry until he began delving into historical fiction with The Great Fire of London (1982).

A constant theme in Ackroyd's work is the blending of past, present, and future, often paralleling the two in his biographies and novels. Much of Ackroyd's work explores the lives of celebrated authors such as Dickens, Milton, Eliot, Blake, and More. Ackroyd's approach is unusual, injecting imagined material into traditional biographies. In The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983), his work takes on an autobiographical form in his account of Wilde's final years. He was widely praised for his believable imitation of Wilde's style. He was awarded the British Whitbread Award for biography in 1984 of T.S. Eliot, and the Whitbread Award for fiction in 1985 for his novel Hawksmoor.

Ackroyd currently lives in London and publishes one or two books a year. He still considers poetry to be his first love, seeing his novels as an extension of earlier poetic work.

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