Über den Autor
Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers, Thames: Sacred River and London: The Biography. He holds a CBE for services to literature and lives in London.
The 2nd volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England. Rich in detail and atmosphere, and told in vivid prose, Ackroyd recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome, Edward VI's brief reign juxtaposed with Elizabeth I's long reign, but most of all it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. Sure to be popular with the recent success of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" and Philippa Gregory's "The Other Boleyn Girl".rn