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Cornwell, Bernard

Works: 685 works in 5,038 publications in 14 languages and 152,036 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Military history  War stories  Fantasy fiction  War fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Narrator, Contributor, Originator, Composer, Editor
Classifications: PR6053.O75, 823.914
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The last kingdom : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

86 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 3,638 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 )

63 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,439 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
Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

66 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Russian and held by 3,295 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 )

57 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,246 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 )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,983 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
Death of kings : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

46 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 2,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of a young nation rests in the hands of a reluctant warrior in the thrilling sixth volume of the New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series. Following the intrigue and action of The Burning Land and Sword Song, this latest chapter in Bernard Cornwell's epic saga of England is a gripping tale of divided loyalties and mounting chaos. At a crucial moment in time, as Alfred the Great lays dying, the fate of all--Angles, Saxons, and Vikings alike--hangs desperately in the balance
The winter king : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

71 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,889 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
The Empty Throne : a Novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

30 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 2,799 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
1356 : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

66 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rascally Thomas of Hookton, aka Le Batard, and his band of not-so-merry mercenaries are bidden by the Earl of Northhampton to unearth the lost sword of Saint Peter in this recreation of the Battle of the Poitiers in 1356 wherein a severely outnumbered English army defeats the French and captures the Poitiers and French King John II
Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

50 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

47 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,747 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
Enemy of God : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

62 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,584 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 )

83 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,563 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 Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

60 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,481 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
Rebel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,478 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
The pagan lord : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 2,451 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"--
Sword song : the battle for London by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uhtred has been made Governor of London while Alfred, building fortified towns to hold Wesssex, pushes into Mercia
Sharpe's triumph : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

65 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing adventures of Richard Sharpe, a 19th century soldier, as he fights to enlarge the British empire. He helps the Duke of Wellington put down the Indian Mahratta rebellion, an operation culminating in the 1803 Battle of Assaye which is described in vivid detail
Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1811 the war seemed lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Wellington and his British army are in Portugal, waiting for spring to spark the war to life again. Richard Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana. What begins as a brilliant piece of soldiering turns into disaster, thanks to the brutal savagery of the French Colonel Vandal who is leading his battalion to join the siege of Cadiz. Sharpe extricates a handful of men from the debacle and is driven south into the threatened city. There, in Cadiz, he discovers more than one enemy. Many Spaniards doubt Britain's motives and believe their future would be brighter if they made peace with the French, and one of them. A baleful priest, secures a powerful weapon to break the British alliance. He will use a beautiful whore and the letters she received from a wealthy man
Sharpe's tiger : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )

65 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1799, the British Army is fighting its way through India in an attempt to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive his French allies out. Posing as a deserter, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must penetrate into the Tippoo's city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there. Success will mean winning his sergeant stripes; failure, being turned over to the Tippoo's brutal executioners--or his man-eating tigers. Along the way, Sharpe keeps an eye out for beautiful prostitutes, any stray loot he can get his hands on, and the chance to learn his ABCs. But when the furious British assault on the city begins, Sharpe must fight with the fierceness and agility of a tiger himself to foil the Tippoo's well-set trap--and to keep from being killed by his own side
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controlled identityKells, Susannah

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Cornwell B. 1944-

Cornwell, Barnard

Cornwell, Bernard

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Cornwell, Bernhard 1944-

Kells, Susannah.

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Kōnweru, Bānādo

Wiggins Bernard

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Κόρνγουελ, Μπέρναρντ.

Бърнард Корнуел

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Корнуолл, Бернард, 1944-

Корнуэлл Бернард

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קורנוול, ברנרד

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