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Cornwell, Bernard

Overview
Works: 1,142 works in 4,282 publications in 7 languages and 151,052 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Military history  Historical fiction  War stories, English  Naval history  War stories  Drama  Biographical fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Creator, Editor
Classifications: PR6053.O75, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Bernard Cornwell
The last kingdom : a novel by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
44 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 3,495 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 )
38 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 3,276 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
Heretic by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
39 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 3,163 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
Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
38 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,162 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 )
37 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,053 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
Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
38 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,999 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
The winter king : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
41 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,953 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
Sword song : the battle for London by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
43 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uhtred has been made Governor of London while Alfred, building fortified towns to hold Wesssex, pushes into Mercia
Rebel by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
34 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,799 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 havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in northern Portugal, spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
35 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,728 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 escape : Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, 1810 by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
34 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the height of the 1810 battle of Bussaco, Captain Richard Sharpe finds himself separated from his company and lured into a trap from which he must escape in order to rejoin the conflict and stop French invaders at Lisbon
Enemy of God : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
47 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,658 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
Death of kings : a novel by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,651 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
Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
45 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,648 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 fort : a novel of the Revolutionary War by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 2,632 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
Excalibur : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
44 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,617 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
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,567 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
Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
35 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,539 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
Copperhead by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nate Starbuck, a young Bostonian and a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, is accused of being a Yankee spy. To prove his innocence means getting behind enemy lines
Gallows thief by Bernard Cornwell ( Book )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 2,439 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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Kells, Susannah

Cornwell, Barnard
Cornwell, Bernard
Cornwell, Bernard, 1944-
Cornwell, Bernhard 1944-
Kells, Susannah.
Kells, Susannah 1944-
Kells, Susannah 1944- Pseudonym
Kōnweru, Bānādo
Wiggins, Bernard.
Wiggins, Bernard, 1944-
Корнуэлл, Бернард
קורנוול, ברנרד
コーンウェル, バーナード
コーンウェルバーナード
バーナード・コーンウェル
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English (720)
Danish (2)
Polish (2)
French (1)
Portuguese (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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