Buy Azincourt 1st Paperback by Bernard Cornwell (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Agincourt (Azincourt in French) is one of the most famous battles ever fought; the victory of a small, despised, sick and hungry army over an enemy that. Azincourt (Extract). In a group of mercenary English soldiers were among the garrison of Soissons, a town in Burgundian hands that was besieged by the.
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When I closed the book, I was a little disappointed at the dearth of historical details relating to the ultimate and proximate causes that led azincoyrt the battle, and the character of Henry V still seemed somewhat blurry in my head. Also highly technical in nature. Cornwell needs to neurologically get off his arse and expand his vocabulary for a start.
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The church of Saint Antoine le Petit was stone-built and defensible, but not nearly so safe as the castle, though it was true the castle was at the other end of the town and Hook wondered how difficult it would be to reach that refuge if townsfolk were blocking the streets and French beranrd were howling through the breached ramparts. I can’t say much more without giving away the whole story, and I don’t want to spoil it for you. It was fought by two badly matched armies that met in atrocious conditions on St Crispin’s Dayand resulted in an extraordinary victory that was celebrated in England long before Shakespeare immortalised it in Henry V.
But so very real and deadly.
What I tend to do, when I wish to read something which has the sole quality of historical accuracy, is read a history book.
None of the spectators stood close to the gun, xzincourt instead watched as if the black tube were a wild beast that could not be trusted. The campaign starts horrendously with the siege of the port of Harfleur.
These were Sharpe’s Eagle and Sharpe’s Goldboth published in Archery has always been cool; archery at Agincourt pretty much set the standard against which all other archery coolness is measured. An example of what I mean by literal corndell would be.
Or go watch the movie of the same by Kenneth Branagh, which I haven’t seen but my very tasteful wife highly recommends. It gave the story a sweetness that contrasted beautifully with the cornweell world and even has a happy ending! Not for adult fiction in any case.
Click here for suggestions for further reading in Other Books. Jan 30, Cornwelll rated it it was amazing. Agincourt, by Bernard Cornwell, the creator of fictional Napoleonic soldier Richard Sharpe, is quickly confounding expectations for historical fiction, with one of the country’s largest book chains, Waterstones, reporting unprecedented sales.
The sun was gone, hidden by the black cloud, and Hook stared and was convinced, at least for a moment, that a crack had hernard in the earth and that the fires of hell had squirmed their way to the surface.
Azincourt is an historical novel written by Bernard Cornwell. Nick is an archer in training who quickly becomes an o The tale of the battle of Agincourt told through the eyes of an archer, Nicholas Hooks. We fight at the barricade, then we comes here if it all goes wrong. Whilst pinned down by her assailant, she manages to reach into her personal sack with one hand, load her crossbow, jam it between her body and his wouldn’t it be too big?
The gunners were Dutchmen who spent a long time watching the enemy guns and finally aimed their tube at one of those French cannon and then set about the laborious task of loading their machine. Get your copy here: To conclude, Bernard Cornwell has been pretty slack and lazy on this. This small criticism aside, this is a really great read, and I would recommend it to all fans of historical fiction and Bernard Cornwell.
The siege and battle sequences were so well written that I could almost smell the blood, piss, and shit while reading.
All in all a solid read if a little slow at times. His is no easy read by any definition of easy, swift, or simple.
Open Preview See a Problem? We never get an explanation for why Crispin and Crispinian are talking to Nicolas or if he’s just hallucinating.
Extremely bloody, graphic, laced with profanity and rather too anti-clerical, Agincourt still managed to be both completely believable and fascinating. There is a lot of graphic violence in this book, but it is, Corndell believe, the reality of that age.
A new favorite author!! Views Read Edit View history. Azincourt is the tale of Nicholas Hook, wzincourt archer, who begins the novel by joining the garrison of Soissons, a city whose patron saints were Crispin and Crispinian.