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Cornwell, Bernard

Works: 406 works in 2,840 publications in 14 languages and 119,948 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Military history  Historical fiction  War stories, English  War stories  Naval history  Biographical fiction  Adventure stories  Arthurian romances 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PR6053.O75, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bernard Cornwell
Most widely held works by Bernard Cornwell
The last kingdom : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

69 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,367 WorldCat member 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 )

56 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uhtred, Northumbrian born, raised a Viking and married to a Saxon, is already a formidable figure and warrior. But at twenty he is arrogant, pagan and headstrong, not a comfortable ally for the thoughtful, pious Alfred. But these two, with Alfred's family and a few of Uhtred's companions, are apparently all that remains of the Wessex leadership after a disastrous truce. Defeated comprehensively by the Vikings, Alfred and his surviving followers seek refuge in Athelney. Uhtred is still attracted to rejoining his Danish foster brother and the Vikings. But he finds a growing respect for the stubborn leadership of Alfred, to whom Uhtred's support is essential if the Saxon strength is to be rebuilt and battle joined with the enemy
Sword song : the battle for London by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

45 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uhtred has been made Governor of London while Alfred, building fortified towns to hold Wessex, pushes into Mercia
Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

49 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and French and held by 3,058 WorldCat member 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
The burning land : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

44 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,023 WorldCat member 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
Heretic by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,963 WorldCat member 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 winter king : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

71 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga begins in fifth-century Dark Age Britain. Arthur, a military genius, struggles with his small band of warriors to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world.--
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,766 WorldCat member 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
Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,744 WorldCat member 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
Sharpe's havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in northern Portugal, spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

38 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldier Richard Sharpe stands up to Napoleon's crack troops in the Iberian Penisula while searching for the missing daughter of an English wine shipper
Excalibur : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

70 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,553 WorldCat member 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
Rebel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,545 WorldCat member 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
Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharpe's voyage home from India is interrupted by the French warship Revenant. Soon, Sharpe finds himself caught up in the one of the greatest naval battles in British history
The Empty Throne : a Novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain, early 10th century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over. Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Æthelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Æthelred. Widely loved and respected, Æthelflaed has all the makings of a leader -- but could Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is set for rivals to fight for the empty throne. Uhtred is still suffering from the wounds he received in battle. To recover his strength he needs to find the sword that caused the injury, but lost amid the battle's blood and mud, how could it be traced and who among the Vikings or Saxons might be holding it? In the end it is one champion, one hero, who will destroy the new Viking threat to Mercia and ultimately decide the fate of England
Gallows thief by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Hungarian and held by 2,249 WorldCat member 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 nineteenth-century London
The pagan lord : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell returns to his epic Saxon Tales saga with The Pagan Lord, a dramatic story of divided loyalties, bloody battles, and the struggle to unite Britain. At the onset of the tenth century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold: the Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favor with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg. In The Pagan Lord, loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation"--
Sharpe's triumph : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bitter English officer defects from the East India Company to join the mercenary forces of the Mahratta confederation, Richard Sharpe hunts down the turncoat and is hurled into the battle of Assay alongside the Duke of Wellington
The fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in German and English and held by 2,006 WorldCat member 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
Stonehenge : a novel of 2000 BC by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

84 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original construction of the ancient English monument of Stonehenge forms the backdrop of the story of three men, brothers and rivals--Lengar, a bloodthirsty tyrant and patricide; his bastard brother Camaban, a sorcerer whose madness taints Stonehenge with human sacrifice; and Saban, who must reverse the horrors of the past to realize the vision of Stonehenge
Sharpe's victory : the story of a hero's triumph by Rachel Murrell( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This official and complete TV tie-in book goes behind the scenes of the series to tell the amazing story of Sharpe, including the final episodes: Sharpe's revenge, Sharpe's justice, and the climatic Sharpe's Waterloo
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Alternative Names

controlled identityKells, Susannah

Bernard Cornwell britischer Schriftsteller

Bernard Cornwell britisk skribent

Bernard Cornwell Brits schrijver

Bernard Cornwell brittisk författare

Bernard Cornwell écrivain britannique

Bernard Cornwell scrittore britannico

Cornwell B. 1944-

Cornwell, Barnard

Cornwell, Bernard

Cornwell, Bernard 1944-

Cornwell, Bernhard 1944-

Kells, Susannah.

Kells, Susannah 1944-

Kōnweru, Bānādo

Wiggins , Bernard

Wiggins, Bernard 1944-

Бърнард Корнуел

Келлс С. 1944-

Корнуэлл, Бернард

קורנוול, ברנרד

ბერნარდ კორნუელი

콘월, 버나드 1944-

콘웰, 버나드 1944-

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