Revolution: The History of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo

Peter Ackroyd (Author)

Product Details

$19.99  $18.39
Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
December 22, 2020
5.4 X 7.6 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

PETER ACKROYD is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet, and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed London: The Biography, and the first, second, and third volumes of his history of England, Foundation, Tudors, and Rebellion. He holds a CBE for services to literature and lives in Lond


Through it all, the author is a delightful guide. All chroniclers of popular history should be required to study Ackroyd's writing, his methodology, and the totality of his treatment of his subjects. --Kirkus Starred Review

"Ackroyd (Rebellion) continues his fast-paced overview of the tumultuous English monarchy with the fourth volume in the series, an account of the long 18th century (1688-1815) that covers the evolution of literature, trade, technology, and politics...Ackroyd offers suitable background on the momentous events and key figures that helped create modern Britain." --Publishers Weekly

UK Praise for Revolution

"[T]he author eschews the detached third person preferred by stuffy professionals, favouring instead a more intimate 'you' that brings the reader into the dark alleys of industrial towns." --The Times

Praise for Peter Ackroyd

Marvelously erudite and staggeringly industrious. --Los Angeles Times

For Ackroyd, the past isn't merely past; it's alive. --The Boston Globe

Ackroyd is a medium through which the obscured voices of the past are channeled. --Newsday