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.
From forgotten royals to revolutions, here’s our pick of the best new history books coming out this Autumn.
To mark the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, we've collected together a few interesting facts that your history teacher might not have told you about.
To celebrate the paperback publication of Peter Ackroyd’s Civil War, the third volume in his magisterial The History of England series, we present a brief guide to one of the most bloody conflict’s in the nation’s history.
'Ackroyd's trademark insight and wit, and the glorious interconnectedness of all things, permeate each page.’
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