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Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell

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Also by Bernard Cornwell:

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The Flame Bearer, December 2016
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Warriors of the Storm, October 2016
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The Pagan Lord, January 2014
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1356, September 2013
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1356, January 2013
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Death of Kings, January 2012
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The Fort, October 2010
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The Burning Land, January 2010
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Agincourt, February 2009
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Sword Song, February 2008
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Lords of the North, February 2007
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Sharpe's Fury, September 2006
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The Pale Horseman, January 2006
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The Last Kingdom, February 2005
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The Bloody Ground:, September 2001
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Sharpe's Rifles, February 2001
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Agincourt
Bernard Cornwell

An English archer with a complicated past joins Henry V at the famous battle against the French in 1415.

Harper
February 2009
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Featuring: Nicholas Hook
464 pages
ISBN: 0061578916
EAN: 9780061578915
Hardcover
$27.99
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Historical | Fiction

"The greatest writer of historical adventures today" (Washington Post) tackles his richest, most thrilling subject yet—the heroic tale of Agincourt.

Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a cursed past—haunted by what he has failed to do and banished for what he has done. A wanted man in England, he is driven to fight as a mercenary archer in France, where he finds two things he can love: his instincts as a fighting man, and a girl in trouble. Together they survive the notorious massacre at Soissons, an event that shocks all Christendom. With no options left, Hook heads home to England, where his capture means certain death. Instead he is discovered by the young King of England—Henry V himself—and by royal command he takes up the longbow again and dons the cross of Saint George. Hook returns to France as part of the superb army Henry leads in his quest to claim the French crown. But after the English campaign suffers devastating early losses, it becomes clear that Hook and his fellow archers are their king's last resort in a desperate fight against an enemy more daunting than they could ever have imagined.

One of the most dramatic victories in British history, the battle of Agincourt—immortalized by Shakespeare in Henry V—pitted undermanned and overwhelmed English forces against a French army determined to keep their crown out of Henry's hands. Here Bernard Cornwell resurrects the legend of the battle 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 entire army on an improbable mission to test the will of God and reclaim what is rightfully theirs. From the disasters at the siege of Harfleur to the horrors of the field of Agincourt, this exhilarating story of survival and slaughter is at once a brilliant work of history and a triumph of imagination—Bernard Cornwell at his best.

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