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The book relates the events leading to the Battle of Agincourtthrough its protagonist Nicholas Hook. The reader, like azinocurt characters in the novel, is made to wait for it. The romance seemed contrived, but still sort of carried one along. Topics Fiction The Observer. A Bernard Cornwell fan of the highest order! I became a little tired of the scene, but I realized this book is about a battle and so what did I expect.

Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell – review – Telegraph

Cornwell is good at seamlessly blending an individual soldier’s experience with an account of the overall action. The afterwards sections relating his reference and research trio of historical non-fiction done upon Azincourt French spelling and with sections of Shakespeare and also the physical history corwnell the long bow yew added made it fully 5 star.

He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News. While this may seem a boring or potentially monochromatic palette, in his hands it is an amazing canvas.

The writing was not very good and far too literal. Sharpe’s Eagle was picked up by a publisher, and Cornwell got a three-book deal.


Azincourt (Extract)

A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life. Listened to this on Audible and it was just as good as I remembered.

Azincourt demonstrates this skill perfectly with the character of Nicolas Hook, an archer who finds himself at the Battle of Agincourt in That tongue of fire was visible for an instant, then it was obliterated in a thunder cloud of dense black smoke that billowed sudden, and then the noise came, an ear-punching blow of sound that shook the heavens to be followed by another crack, almost as loud, as something struck the city wall.

That is berrnard you want the non-fiction, factual version bernaed events. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. View all 24 comments. I highly recommend this one for fans of historical fiction and medieval warfare. Mar 24, Michael Ames rated it really liked aaincourt.

After all, it takes the voices of saints to urge him on to commit noble deeds! Mischievously, Cornwell puts him in the company of Sir John Cornewaille, another real-life Agincourt hero, though not, Cornwell is at pains to point out, an ancestor of his. Bernrd returns to France serving under Cornewaille with the royal army to win Henry the crown of France. Whether azincourr is a fair criticism or not, I will leave to fellow readers to decide.

A famous English victory was achieved, of course, by English archers, and Cornwell’s hero, Nicholas Hook, takes his name from an archer listed on the muster rolls of Henry’s army.

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Father Martin and Tom Perrill rape and murder the girl, and Hook’s guilt at failing to save her haunts him throughout the story. He believed he could evade that army, but the march, like the siege, went disastrously wrong and the English were trapped and so forced to fight against an enemy that outnumbered them six to one.


Bernard Cornwell is the consummate storyteller. Where the novel loses a bit of steam is during the moments in between where we have to set things up for the next battle. He had abandoned praying to Saint Crispin and Saint Crispinian because he reckoned they cared cornweell about the townsfolk, their own folk, and so he prayed to the mother of Christ because his own mother had been called Mary and he begged the blessed virgin for forgiveness because of the girl who had died in London.

I think I’d have liked it much better if I hadn’t. The history was well-researched and the period detail brutally convincing.

A wooden wedge was shoved after it and hammered into place to keep the aizncourt boulder tight against the loam and powder. Click here for suggestions for further reading in Other Books. To conclude, Bernard Cornwell has been pretty slack and lazy on this. The ladies like that. That badge showed three hawks on a green field. Preview — Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell.