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Cornwell, Bernard

Works: 397 works in 2,882 publications in 16 languages and 120,747 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Military history  Historical fiction  War stories, English  Drama  War stories  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  War films 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Composer, Editor
Classifications: PR6053.O75, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Bernard Cornwell
Most widely held works by Bernard Cornwell
The last kingdom : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

70 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,341 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 )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 3,158 WorldCat member 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
Sword song : the battle for London by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

49 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uhtred has been made Governor of London while Alfred, building fortified towns to hold Wesssex, 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 3,060 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
Heretic by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

51 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,990 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 )

68 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,934 WorldCat member 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
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

43 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,768 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 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king sends Thomas back home to discover more about the inheritance of the Holy Grail that is sought by those wishing to conquer their enemies
Stonehenge, 2000 B.C. : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

100 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,730 WorldCat member 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
Enemy of God : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

64 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,635 WorldCat member 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 )

75 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,588 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
Sharpe's havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in northern Portugal, spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,580 WorldCat member 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
Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

50 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,429 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 )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,354 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 )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Hungarian and held by 2,263 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
Sharpe's triumph : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

54 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,226 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
Sharpe's company : Richard Sharpe and the siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Sharpe is twice a hero in Wellington's campaign to protect Spain against Napoleon, and is looking forward to promotion and eager to be on the leading edge of battle, but other conflicts ensue, including the need to protect his infant daughter and her mother, and the necessity to protect himself from a fellow officer
The pagan lord : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 2,165 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"--
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 2,019 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
Sharpe's eagle by Tom Clegg( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maverick British officer, Richard Sharpe has risen through the ranks of Wellington's army by his courageous and daring exploits. He and his Chosen Men operate behind French lines, risking their lives to undermine Napoleon's forces
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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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The pale horsemanSword song : the battle for LondonLords of the NorthHereticThe winter king : a novel of ArthurAgincourtVagabondStonehenge, 2000 B.C. : a novel