Azincourt

Azincourt

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A dramatic depiction of the legendary battle of Agincourt from Bernard Cornwell. Agincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, is one of the best known battles, in part through the depiction of it in Shakespeare's Henry V, in part because it was a brilliant English victory and in part because it was the first battle won by the use of the longbow.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins ; New York : Harper, 2008, 2009.
ISBN: 9780007271214
0007271212
9780061578915
Branch Call Number: COR
Characteristics: 451 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Agincourt

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rnordman
Dec 09, 2014

Well written , action packed story of one of the great battles of the ' Hundred Years War " .
Cornwell is a master of the action adventure .

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becker
Oct 29, 2014

Exactly what you would expect from Bernard Cornwell. Excellent.

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jazpur
May 28, 2014

Bernard Cornwell, with his consummate skill, brings the history alive.Most enjoyable.The audio book version should be too, with Damien Goodwin's reading.

ChristchurchLib Apr 27, 2014

"One of the most stirring scenes in Shakespeare's Henry V is King Henry's St. Crispin's Day speech, delivered before the Battle of Agincourt. Addressing his greatly outnumbered forces as "we happy few, we band of brothers," Henry inspires his men to victory over the French. This standalone book by Bernard Cornwell focuses not on Henry but on one of his men, archer Nicholas Hook, an outlaw whose skill with a longbow leads to a career as a mercenary. If you enjoy action-packed historical fiction with plenty of combat, you'll want to read Agincourt. Cornwell is also the author of the Viking-themed Saxon Stories and the the Richard Sharpe books, which take place during the Napoleonic Wars." Historical Fiction April 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/42146534-cbfc-4ab9-813e-c35776aa9aed?postId=88f681db-41d1-4c1f-9572-092e11f59be6

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willjacomen
Nov 12, 2011

Wonderful book. Old curses are hilarious.

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windcyclist
Apr 21, 2011

"The greatest writer of historical fiction today" Washington Post tackels his richest, most thrilling subject yet - the heroic tale of Agincourt.

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agompel
Jul 14, 2010

Great writer, great book !
I also read "Heretic" from the Bernard Cornwell.

Same rich and elegant style... and same tricks to make us feel like if we where there... but all excellent.

Also excellent knowledge of medieval France history: could not find a thing which seemed inaccurate: Bernard Cornwell did his home work quite well!

Read this book, you will have a excellent time... and you will also learn a few things about this rich and complex European medieval history.

Andre Gompel

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