Most widely held works about Bernard Cornwell
Most widely held works by Bernard Cornwell
The last kingdom : a novel by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
58 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,452 libraries worldwide
Captured and raised by Danes in the ninth century, dispossessed nobleman Uhtred witnesses the unexpected defeat of his adoptive Viking clan by Alfred of Wessex and longs to recover his father's land.
The pale horseman by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
55 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,228 libraries worldwide
Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him. In the late ninth century, Wessex is the last English kingdom. The rest have fallen to the Danish Vikings, a story told in The Last Kingdom, the New York Times bestselling novel in which Uhtred's tale began. Now the Vikings want to finish England. They assemble the Great Army, whose one ambition is to conquer Wessex. A dispossessed young nobleman, married to a woman who hails from Wessex, Uhtred has little love for either, though for King Alfred he has none at all. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives, and when the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself at Alfred's side. Bernard Cornwell's The Pale Horseman, like The Last Kingdom, is rooted in the real history of Anglo-Saxon England. It tells the astonishing and true story of how Alfred, forced to become a fugitive in a few square miles of swampland, fights his enemies against overwhelming odds. The king is a pious Christian, while Uhtred is a pagan. Alfred is a sickly scholar, while Uhtred is an arrogant warrior. Yet the two forge an uneasy alliance that will lead them out of the marshes to the stark hilltop where the last remaining Saxon army will fight for the very existence of England. Enthralling as both a historical and personal story, The Pale Horseman is a novel of divided loyalties and desperate heroism, featuring a cast of fully realized characters, from a king in despair to a beguiling British sorceress. And always, beyond the spearmen and the swordsmen are the folk who suffer as the tides of war sweep over their farmlands.
The winter king : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
68 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 2,125 libraries worldwide
A novel on King Arthur, the legendary 6th Century hero, as he battles the Anglo-Saxons in defense of the Celts. Off the battlefield his sidekick, the magician Merlin, does his best to save Druid gods from invading Christianity.
Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
38 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,114 libraries worldwide
Returning to his northern home, Uhtred of Bebbanburg finds himself caught up in the takeover crusade of a self-proclaimed ruler of Northumbria, a situation that culminates in a midnight siege on a seemingly impregnable city.
Stonehenge, 2000 B.C. : a novel by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
88 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,092 libraries worldwide
"Three brothers--deadly rivals--are uneasily united in their quest to create a temple to their gods. ... [Lengar, Camaban, and Saban] begin erecting their mighty ring of granite, aligning towering stones to the movement of the heavenly bodies, and raising arches to appease and unite their gods."--Jacket.
Rebel by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 2,071 libraries worldwide
Story of the First Bull Run/Manassas battle and how Nate Starbuck, a renegade from Boston, came to play a crucial part in it.
Heretic by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
52 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,063 libraries worldwide
Having spent three years fighting in the Hundred Years' War, archer Thomas of Hookton continues his search for the Holy Grail but discovers that his homeland has been torn by deadly rivalries, religious conflicts, and the Black Death.
The burning land : a novel by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,044 libraries worldwide
The Danes of East Anglia and the Vikings of Northumbria are plotting the conquest of all Britain. When King Alfred's daughter pleads with Uhtred for help, he cannot refuse her request. In a desperate gamble, he takes command of a demoralized Mercian army, leading them in an unforgettable battle on a blood-soaked field beside the Thames.
Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
49 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,018 libraries worldwide
From internationally bestselling author Bernard Cornwell comes the eagerly anticipated sequel to The Archer's Tale, in his acclaimed Grail Quest series, in which a young archer sets out to avenge his family's honor on the battlefields of the Hundred Years' War and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail. 1347: a year of war and unrest. England's army is fighting in France, and its absence encourages the Scots to invade the old enemy. Thomas of Hookton, sent back to England to follow an ancient trail that suggests his family once owned the Holy Grail, instead becomes embroiled in the savage fight when the Scots come to Durham. Out of the horror he finds a new companion for the quest but also discovers a new and sinister enemy in a Dominican Inquisitor. All Europe wants the grail. Many may doubt it even exists, but no one would willingly allow an enemy to find Christendom's most precious relic, and Thomas finds himself in a murderous race with the Inquisitor and with Guy de Vexille, the mysterious black rider who murdered Thomas's father (in The Archer's Tale). Thomas appears to have an advantage in the race. His father bequeathed him a mysterious notebook that confirms the grail's existence and offers clues to where the relic might be hidden. But his rivals, inspired by a fanatical religious fervor, have their own advantage-the torture chamber of the Inquisition. Thomas, seeking help to decipher the book's cryptic pages, is delivered instead to his worst enemies. He finds refuge in Brittany, with Jeanette, the Countess of Armorica, but fate will not let him rest. He is thrust into one of the bloodiest and most desperate fights of the Hundred Years' War, the Battle of la Roche-Derrien, and amid the flames, arrows, and butchery of that night, he faces his enemies again.
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,017 libraries worldwide
A fugitive English forester and mercenary defender saves young novitiate Melisande and, defending himself from a vengeance-seeking rapist priest and Melisande's father, finds himself slogging his way to Agincourt as an archer in King Henry V's army.
Enemy of God : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
60 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,935 libraries worldwide
A Saxon slave boy who rose to become one of King Arthur's lieutenants describes the campaign against the Saxons and the Christians. Arthur wants to unify Britain, but the Christians refuse his rule, considering him a pagan enemy of God.
Excalibur : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
64 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,872 libraries worldwide
The embattled King Arthur faces rebellion by anti-Christian pagans as he fights the invading Saxons. The rebels demand a return to the worship of Druid gods, claiming only they can save Britain. Final volume in a trilogy.
Gallows thief by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
48 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,844 libraries worldwide
A spellbinding historical drama about an ex-soldier in 1820s London who must help rescue an innocent man from Death Row, by bestselling author Bernard Cornwell It is the end of the Napoleonic Wars and England has just fought its last victorious battle against the French. As Rider Sandman and the other heroes of Waterloo begin to make their way back to England, they find a country where corruption, poverty, and social unrest run rampant, and where "justice" is most often delivered at the end of a hangman's noose. Nowhere in London are the streets as busy as in front of Newgate Prison, its largest penitentiary, where mobs gather regularly to watch the terrible spectacle of the doomed men and women on the gallows' stands. Rider Sandman -- whose reputation on the battlefields of France is exceeded only by his renown on the cricket fields of England -- returns home from war to discover his personal affairs in a shambles. Creditors have taken over his estate, leaving him penniless -- and forcing him to release the woman he loves from her obligations to marry him. Desperate to right his situation, he accepts the offer of a job investigating the claims of innocence by a painter due to hang for murder in a few days' time. The Home Secretary makes it clear that this is pro-forma, and that he expects Sandman to rubber-stamp the verdict. But Sandman's investigation reveals that something is amiss -- that there is merit to the young artist's claims. He further discovers that, though the Queen herself has ordered a reinvestigation of the circumstances, someone else does not want the truth revealed. In a race against the clock, Sandman moves from the hellish bowels of Newgate prison to the perfumed drawing rooms of the aristocracy, determined to rescue the innocent man from the rope. As he begins to peel back the layers of an utterly corrupt penal system, he finds himself pitted against some of the wealthiest and most ruthless men in Regency England. Gallows Thief combines the rich historical texture of Edward Rutherford and the taut suspense of Caleb Carr to create an eviscerating portrait of capital punishment in nineteeth-century London.
Sharpe's havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in northern Portugal, spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,823 libraries worldwide
British soldier Richard Sharpe stands up to Napoleon's crack troops in the Iberian Peninsula while searching for the missing daughter of an English wine shipper.
Copperhead by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
40 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,816 libraries worldwide
Nate Starbuck, a young Bostonian and a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, is accused of being a Yankee spy. To prove his innocence means getting behind enemy lines.
The archer's tale by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,770 libraries worldwide
Thomas of Hookton, having witnessed the massacre of the people of his coastal English village by a marauding band of French raiders on Easter morning 1343, embarks on a quest to hunt down the black-clad knight who led the attack.
The fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,727 libraries worldwide
After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots--among them General Peleg Wadsworth and Colonel Paul Revere--mount an expedition to oust the redcoats.
Battle flag by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
35 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,691 libraries worldwide
Sharpe's honour : Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June, 1813 by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
45 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive-a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.
The bloody ground by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
31 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,486 libraries worldwide
Starbuck takes command of a punishment battalion, and they reach Harper's Ferry in time to take part in Jackson's capture of the Union garrison and then go on to the real horror of Antietam/Sharpsburg.
Adaptations Agincourt, Battle of (France : 1415) Alfred,--King of England,--849-899 American Civil War (1861-1865) American Revolution (1775-1783) Archers Arthur,--King Arthurian romances Audiobooks Audiobooks Barrosa, Battle of (Spain : 1811) British British Occupation of India (1765-1947) Britons Bull Run, 1st Battle of (Virginia : 1861) Bussaco, Battle of (Portugal : 1810) England England--London England--Stonehenge Fiction France France--Agincourt France--Gascony Grail Great Britain Historical fiction History Hundred Years' War (1339-1453) India Kings and rulers Large type books Maratha War (1803) Military campaigns Military history Napoleonic Conquest of Spain (1808-1813) Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) Peninsular War (1807-1814) Penobscot Expedition (1779) Portugal Revenge Sharpe, Richard (Fictitious character) Sieges Soldiers Spain Starbuck, Nathaniel (Fictitious character) Trafalgar, Battle of (1805) United States Vikings Virginia War stories
Cornwell, Bernard, 1944-
Cornwell, Bernhard 1944-
Kells, Susannah 1944-
Pseud. Kells, Susannah 1944-
Wiggins, Bernard 1944-
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