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

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ISBN-10: 1250070244

ISBN-13: 9781250070241

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Ackroyd

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Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In "Rebellion, "he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning 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 one realm, albeit a realm still marked by political divisions that echo to this day. More importantly, perhaps, the Stuart era was marked by the cruel depredations of civil war, and the killing of a king. Shrewd and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 9/8/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.87" wide x 8.33" long x 1.38" tall
Weight: 1.012

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…