Azincourt

Azincourt

Bernard Cornwell


"The maximum author of historic adventures today" (Washington submit) tackles his richest, so much exciting topic yet--the heroic story of Agincourt.

Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by way of a cursed past--haunted via what he has didn't do and banished for what he has performed. A sought after guy in England, he's pushed to struggle as a mercenary archer in France, the place he reveals issues he can love: his instincts as a scuffling with guy, and a woman in hassle. jointly they live on the infamous bloodbath at Soissons, an occasion that shocks all Christendom. without concepts left, Hook heads domestic to England, the place his seize capacity convinced dying. in its place he's stumbled on via the younger King of England--Henry V himself--and by means of royal command he is taking up the longbow back and dons the go of Saint George. Hook returns to France as a part of the excellent military Henry leads in his quest to say the French crown. yet after the English crusade suffers devastating early losses, it turns into transparent that Hook and his fellow archers are their king's final lodge in a determined struggle opposed to an enemy extra daunting than they can ever have imagined.

One of the main dramatic victories in British historical past, the conflict of Agincourt--immortalized by means of Shakespeare in Henry V--pitted undermanned and crushed English forces opposed to a French military decided to maintain their crown out of Henry's palms. the following Bernard Cornwell resurrects the legend of the conflict and the "band of brothers" who fought it on October 25, 1415. An epic of redemption, Agincourt follows a commoner, a king, and a nation's complete military on an unbelievable venture to check the desire of God and reclaim what's rightfully theirs. From the mess ups on the siege of Harfleur to the horrors of the sphere of Agincourt, this exhilarating tale of survival and slaughter is immediately a super paintings of background and a triumph of imagination—Bernard Cornwell at his top.

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