Revolution

The History of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo
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Audio (15.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100106811
Released: Oct 10, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470825027
Narrator/s: 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; the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation, and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffeehouses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely, and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.

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Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Series: History of England Series No: 4
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Oct 10, 2017

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Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Narrator(s): Derek Perkins
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Genre: History
Product Number DD32180
Released: Nov 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470822255
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Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
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Genre: History
Product Number EB00701821
Released: Oct 10, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781466880160

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