Review of Foundation by Peter Ackroyd

Foundation - Peter Ackroyd

An enjoyable read about a time period in England that I know very little about. This book covers the history of England from the earliest recorded times to the end of the War of the Roses. The author basically alternated chapters between covering the political leaders and social/cultural history. I enjoyed the social/cultural history a great deal as it gave me a feel for what England was like. I struggled with the political history as many of the names were not familiar to me, and the book moved quickly through the time periods. I enjoyed the latter parts of the book most as it moved into the figures made famous by Shakespeare.

Overall a solid book and I will continue this multi-volume history of England.