Agincourt
ISBN: 0061578908
EAN13: 9780061578908
Language: English
Pages: 493
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
The greatest writer of historical adventures today (Washington Post) tackles his richest, most thrilling subject yet--the heroic tale of Agincourt. A commoner, a king, and a nation's entire army embark on a mission to test the will of God and reclaim what is rightfully theirs.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover The greatest writer of historical adventures today (Washington Post) tackles his richest, most thrilling subject yet: the heroic tale of Agincourt. 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 on that fateful October day in 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--an exhilarating story of survival and slaughter that is, at once, a brilliant work of history and a triumph of imagination.
From the front Cover The greatest writer of historical adventures today (Washington Post) tackles his richest, most thrilling subject yet: the heroic tale of Agincourt. 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 on that fateful October day in 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--an exhilarating story of survival and slaughter that is, at once, a brilliant work of history and a triumph of imagination.