Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/06/2009
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Fantastic read
What a great book! Cornwell is a master of gruesome description. The principle character is instantly likeable. As we follow his progress we get to know j... READ MORE
N Lindon
One of Cornwell's gems.
As the author of the famous Sharpe series, Bernard Cornwell is assuredly one of the kings of historical fiction, and Azincourt is sure to satisfy both fans... READ MORE
Lucy at Oxford


An extraordinary and dramatic depiction of the legendary battle of Agincourt from the number one historical novelist Azincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, St Crispin's Day, is one of England’s best-known battles, in part through the brilliant depiction of it in Shakespeare's Henry V, in part because it was a brilliant and unexpected English victory and in part because it was the first battle won by the use of the longbow - a weapon developed by the English which enabled them to dominate the European battlefields for the rest of the century. Bernard Cornwell’s Azincourt is a vivid, breathtaking and meticulously well-researched account of this momentous battle and its aftermath. From the varying viewpoints of nobles, peasants, archers, and horsemen, Azincourt skilfully brings to life the hours of relentless fighting, the desperation of an army crippled by disease and the exceptional bravery of the English soldiers.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007271221
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 350g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm

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Best of its type
A great work on the period. The main character Thomas of Hookton immediately drew me into his life and I empathised as if he were of the modern age. I will... READ MORE
Fantastic fiction
I read it last year and thought it was the best historical fiction I had read but then I read david edwards the ebb and & flow and now I have a new favouri... READ MORE
Grandad Eddy
History meets fiction - original and recommended!
My first Bernard Cornwell book and a great change out of the world of Fantasy, for example. This book sort of activated an interest in historical fiction, ... READ MORE
Forget your Merlins, Camelots and Hollywood drivel; this drips authenticity and is all the more frightening for it. Characterisation, ambience and dialogue... READ MORE
A great book. It starts with a great page-turning story about the lead up to the battle of Azincourt and finally ends up with the bloody battle itself. Cha... READ MORE
James Cane
Great reads
Brilliant and very readable book . Keeps you reading much longer than every session planned.
Philip Griffin