By Bernard Cornwell
"The maximum author of historic adventures today" (Washington submit) tackles his richest, such a lot exciting topic yet--the heroic story of Agincourt.
Young Nicholas Hook is dogged through a cursed past--haunted by way of what he has did not 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 combating guy, and a woman in hassle. jointly they live on the infamous bloodbath at Soissons, an occasion that shocks all Christendom. with out suggestions left, Hook heads domestic to England, the place his seize potential yes demise. as an alternative he's chanced on via the younger King of England--Henry V himself--and through royal command he's taking up the longbow back and dons the pass 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 heritage, the conflict of Agincourt--immortalized through Shakespeare in Henry V--pitted undermanned and beaten English forces opposed to a French military made up our minds to maintain their crown out of Henry's arms. 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 whole military on an implausible project to check the desire of God and reclaim what's rightfully theirs. From the failures on the siege of Harfleur to the horrors of the sector of Agincourt, this exhilarating tale of survival and slaughter is straight away an excellent paintings of historical past and a triumph of imagination—Bernard Cornwell at his most sensible.
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Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell