Buy Azincourt 1st Paperback by Bernard Cornwell (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Agincourt (Azincourt in French) is one of the most famous battles ever fought; the victory of a small, despised, sick and hungry army over an enemy that. Azincourt (Extract). In a group of mercenary English soldiers were among the garrison of Soissons, a town in Burgundian hands that was besieged by the.

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Forester, chronicling the adventures of fictional British naval officer Horatio Hornblower during the Napoleonic Wars, and was surprised to find there were no such novels following Lord Wellington’s campaign on land. I could not even finish it I disliked it so much. They don’t care about the legitimacy of claims, and they aren’t necessarily fighting hernard Henry because he’s an awesome guy or because he’s their king.

I’m within four discs from the end and they still haven’t gotten to Agincourt yet. Whilst pinned down by her bernarr, she manages to reach into her personal sack with one hand, load her crossbow, jam it between her body and his wouldn’t it be too big? And thanks to his vivid depictions of the gory carnage of war and the battlefield, Cornwell shows us that he knows how to show that he knows his stuff.

It gave the story a sweetness that contrasted beautifully with the treacherous world and even has a happy ending!

Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Azincourt is an historical novel written by Bernard Cornwell. What Cornwell does quite well is to describe what it’s like to string and aim and shoot a longbow; or what it’s like to don armor, piece by exquisite piece, when the battle is imminent. Bernadr are other 2 star reviews here on Goodreads that echo my own feelings on this book, so let me keep this short and sweet. What I tend to do, when I wish to read something which has azinciurt sole quality of historical accuracy, is read a history book.


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One misses the word-music, the hairs-rising-on-the-back-of-the-neck excitement of the St Crispin’s Day speech. Historical fiction book suggestions? The English are ordered by Henry to hammer sharpened stakes into the ground, forming an impenetrable wall corrnwell repel the cavalry, Hook and Tom Perrill agree to end their feud until the battle is over believing they will both be killed by the French anyway.

This is a great way to learn about the history that shaped our world and be vastly entertained at the same time.

I also suspect that women readers are attracted by all the detail surrounding the battles,’ said Ridout. The reader, like the characters in the novel, is made to wait for it.

Agincourt wins battle of bestsellers

I am an avid fan of all Bernard Cornwell’s books but this one ranks among my favourites. Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. He can vividly describe exactly the technique used to kill men and horses why do I cringe more for the horses?

Birds were screaming as they flew from the flame, smoke and lingering noise. Feb 17, Brittany B. As of [update] screenwriter Michael Hirst was said to be writing a screenplay based on the novel, with filming scheduled to begin in But, perhaps inevitably, it leaves a residue of slight disappointment.

The townspeople were French, they supported their king and hated the Burgundians, but they hated the English even more.

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That badge showed three hawks on a green field. Henry, against the advice of his vassal lordsthen decides to cornwwll his ragged army to Calais along the coast of France as a demonstration of his sovereignty and an insult to the French king. The story, as told by Cornwell, follows the life of an archer, Nick Hook.

For us history fans, I do believe this is berhard the read. May 29, Alice Poon rated it liked it Shelves: The battles spring to life just like the great yew longbows mentioned in the book.

Retrieved 17 October I’ve spent the morning googling to fill in the blanks. HardcoverFirstpages. He takes a piec After closing the book I had to sit for a while just to come to terms with what I had been reading. Apparently all the others were names taken from the archives about Azincourt, and it is that level of detail that I have come to love most about Cornwell’s work. It brings history to life for me in a way that those boring history lessons at school never did.

Extremely bloody, graphic, laced with profanity and rather too anti-clerical, Agincourt still managed to be both completely believable and fascinating. I did come away with a better understanding of why the English and the French hated each other’s guts for so long. Cornwell was sent away to Monkton Combe School, attended the University of London, and after graduating, worked as a teacher.