Three Great English Victories: A 3-book Collection of Harlequin, 1356 and Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Three Great English Victories: A 3-book Collection of Harlequin, 1356 and Azincourt

byBernard Cornwell

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On the eve of the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Azincourt comes three classic battle books of The Hundred Years War by the bestselling master of historical fiction, Bernard Cornwell, in one three-book collection for the first time. HARLEQUIN1342. The English, led by Edward III, are laying waste to the French countryside. The archers, the common men, are England’s secret weapon. The French know them as Harlequins. Thomas Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: to avenge his father’s death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him to finally where the two armies face each other at Crecy. 1356The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. Across France, towns stand alert to danger. The English army is invading again and the French are hunting them down. Thomas of Hookton, an English archer, is under orders to seek out a lost sword, said to grant certain victory. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near the town of Poitiers, Thomas, his men and his sworn enemies will meet in one great and bloody battle. AZINCOURTAzincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, on St Crispin's Day, is one of the best known battles of all time. This is the breathtaking story of this momentous battle and its aftermath. From the varying viewpoints of nobles, peasants, archers, and horsemen, Azincourt skilfully brings to life the hours of relentless fighting, the desperation of an army crippled by disease and the exceptional bravery of the English soldiers.

Title:Three Great English Victories: A 3-book Collection of Harlequin, 1356 and AzincourtFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 8, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008164460

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once you pick it up, you can't put it down! Cornwell is one of my favourite writers and this is one of his best.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dramatised account of Agincourt I really liked the Grail Quest series and this was just as good. Another tale of English archers winning the day.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dramatised account of Agincourt I really liked the Grail Quest series and this was just as good. Another tale of English archers winning the day.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell There is no doubt that this author is a genius in all aspects of writing. Again I have thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The way in which you at times actually feel as though you are in the middle of the battle and hold your breath. The story holds you in suspense all the way through and hoping it will not come to its conclusion, but it inevitably does. A great read recommend to all.
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Azincourt Very good read wonder what's next for the archers.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Azincourt Excellent book good read and follow to Vagabond and Heiritic enjoyed those books greatly looking for another
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A history lesson As usual Bernard Cornwell doesnt disappoint. If you like to absorb your history in a well told tale, you can't go past this author. He ferrets out small but important details that contexualise the historical event. The only short coming of this story, is not enough time was spent on character development. This leads to a slight disconnect as you follow the main protagonist through the story. That being said I recommend this to anyone who likes history, but is not immersed in it.
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Azincourt A well researched and written novel, I was hooked from the beginning to the end, I could almost hear the arrows fly, and can only wonder what the terror must have felt like in the packed ranks as they fell to earth.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Azincourt This is a cracking yarn - read it in two days - Just couldn't put it down. If you like BC's books then this won't disappoint.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from God for Harry,England and St. George What a magnificent read! I finished this book in record time, it was a tale that every British person should know. A great true story told in a great manner. Well Done!!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining but not memorable Cornwell turns to the now legendary Battle of Agincourt as inspiration and foundation for his novel Azincourt, using the archer, Nick Hook (an actual historical archer who was at Agincourt) as the vehicle for this story. The story itself attempts to illuminate the actual events that led to King Henry V's resounding victory over the French, using a fictional backdrop of Hook's family feud, a damsel in distress, and the guidance of Saints Crispin and Cripinian (who speak to Hook) as the plot arc. On a personal level, I wanted very much to enjoy this story. The subject matter is one I've researched extensively and have found of fascination for decades. I'm afraid, however, my enjoyment was overshadowed by Cornwell's heavy hand illustrating gore, and several technical inaccuracies which, for the average reader, wouldn't be an issue, but for me twanged in the way of a badly-tuned instrument. An entertaining read, but not a memorable one.
Date published: 2011-09-01