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Agincourt
Agincourt: A Novel | Bernard Cornwell
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"The greatest writer of historical adventures today" (Washington Post) tackles his richest, most thrilling subject yet: the heroic tale of Agincourt. One of the most dramatic victories in British history, the battle of Agincourtimmortalized by Shakespeare in Henry Vpitted undermanned and overwhelmed English forces against a French army determined to keep their crown out of Henry's hands. Here Bernard Cornwell resurrects the legend of the battle and the "band of brothers" who fought on that fateful October day in 1415. An epic of redemption, Agincourt follows a commoner, a king, and a nation's entire army on an improbable mission to test the will of God and reclaim what is rightfully theirsan exhilarating story of survival and slaughter that is, at once, a brilliant work of history and a triumph of imagination.
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CoverToCoverGirl
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The narrative is everything that makes historical fiction great - Hook is fascinating and so is the history and circumstances leading up to the killing fields of the Battle of Azincourt. The battle scenes are epic and graphic. English archers were the lethal weapons of their time. Cornwell can certainly paint a clear and concise picture. I felt like I was there as it was happening. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 5mo
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CoverToCoverGirl
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This is my hometown‘s version of Stonehenge! This #audiobook is so well done and the history involved with this battle is unbelievable. The English should have never won! 6 to 1 odds against.

I‘m approaching the 80k mark of my #LitsyWalkathon goal but it looks like the forecasted thunderstorm is fast rolling in. I think I‘ll have take it inside soon too @Clwojick

#BFC #BFCR2 @wanderinglynn

4thhouseontheleft I have a feeling a thunderstorm won't hold you back! You've got this! 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
Megabooks You are awesome!! 5mo
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Megabooks Woo hoo!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉 5mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Great job! I‘m so excited that you did it! 5mo
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toofondofbooks
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No doubt Bernard Cornwell is a master at historical fiction. His Saxon Tales series is one of my favorite. Agincourt is good, but it was less character driven and more of a imagining of the famous battle that Henry V is infamous for. LOTS of battle scenes, LOTS of details on medieval archery... Good but I didn't connect to the characters.

TrishB This one is a total battle fest I agree! My hubby loved it. 9mo
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tricours
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I enjoyed listening to this one, but I was expecting something... more. How quickly I forgot all about the book is telling. I mostly remember how repetitive the writing was (we get that archers are strong, OK!) and the romantic plot felt a bit forced, like how you have to have a romantic plot in every single book, no matter what the subject matter is. The historical parts were interesting though!

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Andrew65
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Starting Azincourt which I have had more years than I care to remember, the next book in the #MakeMeReadIt Challenge.

TrishB Great read 👍🏻 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Loved it.. so well done. Hook is a very interesting character! 1y
Andrew65 @CoverToCoverGirl @TrishB few years since I read one of his, but he does usually write good books and good characters. 1y
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TrishB
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#fighter #getmovin
There are definitely some fighters in these battles.

Cinfhen Yup! Another #screenshot for hubs!! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen my hubby loved the 2 Cornwell ones, there is another one about Waterloo from him too. He writes very detailed battle scenes! 2y
LeahBergen I love a good battle scene 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @LeahBergen me too 👍🏻 and Cornwell does them so well!! 2y
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DGRachel
Agincourt: A Novel | Bernard Cornwell
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#biggestletdown I expected so much more from this book, and was further so disappointed by Cornwell's Arthurian trilogy that I have not been able to bring myself to read anything else by him, which is a shame, because his subject matter looks like stuff I'd love...if only someone else would write it. My Goodreads review for Agincourt can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/709366417 #splashintosummerreads

CoverToCoverGirl Sorry you didn't enjoy this... I quite liked it but I listened to it and the reader was excellent! I really liked Hook. (edited) 3y
DGRachel @CoverToCoverGirl I was disappointed because I expected it to really be about the battle and about the king. Instead, it was about an archer who hallucinated conversations with saints I'd never heard of, took 200 pages to even get to the battle, and the battle lasted half a dozen pages. 🙄 Oh well. Win some, lose some, right? 😂😂 3y
LectricSheep Have you heard about this new one coming out in the fall? Much more battle focused! (The subtitle is "Field of Blood!") 3y
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DGRachel @LectricSheep That sounds incredible!! 3y
DGRachel @LectricSheep FYI - you can get Agincourt 1415 now from Book Depository in the UK (yes, I ordered it 😱) #blameitonLitsy #freeinternationalshipping 2y
LectricSheep NICE! 👍🏻 2y
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Jediash1
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This was an interesting, intense novel about the famous English victory at the battle of Agincourt, despite being heavily outnumbered. The battle descriptions are rather gritty and brutal, but life in medieval times, particularly war time, wasn't pretty. This book gives you a peek into the life of an ordinary soldier fighting in the army of Henry V.

TrishB Loved this book. 3y
Jediash1 @TrishB I've been reading a lot about the British monarchy during this time period so it was nice to read something from a common soldier's perspective. Life was tough back then! 3y
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Jediash1
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My fascination with the 15th century British monarchy continues! ;) After watching "The Hollow Crown" miniseries I saw this book in the window of the local used bookstore and had to get it. It's a novel featuring Henry V and the famous battle of Agincourt.

TrishB Brilliant book. He has great battle scene descriptions. 3y
Jediash1 @TrishB Yay! :) I'm glad to know it's good. When I saw it in the bookstore, I knew I couldn't pass it up! 3y
TrishB @Jediash1 I'm just reading his latest at the moment, his current series is 9th century though, so quite a lot earlier! 3y
TrishB @Jediash1 the wonderful Uthred 😀 love those books too! 3y
Jediash1 @TrishB I'll have to add that to my list! 😄 3y
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