Revolution (audiobook)

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

The History of England Series, book 4

15.2 hrs • 12 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction/History
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 10/10/17
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Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
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Summary

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.

Review Quotes

“Ackroyd continues his fast-paced overview of the tumultuous English monarchy…Ackroyd offers suitable background on the momentous events and key figures that helped create modern Britain.”

Publishers Weekly

“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 Reviews (starred review)

“Eschews the detached third person preferred by stuffy professionals, favoring instead a more intimate ‘you’ that brings the reader into the dark alleys of industrial towns.”

Times (London)