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The Original Band of Brothers

Advantages: Excellently researched and written. A real page-turner.
Disadvantages: A little too visceral for some. Characters a little underdeveloped.

INTRODUCTION Despite my love of historical fiction, It was only relatively recently that I discovered the brilliant writing of Bernard Cornwell. Astonishing as it may seem, I was practically oblivious to the existence of this master of the genre u ...

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We few, we Band of Brothers, we Archers

Advantages: Fantastic storytelling, gripping characters
Disadvantages: Takes a while to start, very descriptive in parts

The Battle of Agincourt (or Azincourt, to give it its technically correct name) is one that is well known amongst those who remember their history lessons from school. Shakespeare fans may also have experienced his Henry V as he prepared to take the Engli ...

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Victory at Azincourt?

Advantages: Interesting facts about the battle, weapons and armour
Disadvantages: Slightly wooden protagonist, quite gory

After recently reading a Bernard Cornwell book for the first time, I picked up “Azincourt” the next time I was in the library. The first thing that struck me was the strange spelling of Agincourt -“Azincourt”, however, is merely the French spelling. This ...

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Cornwell's Azincourt - bows, arrows and blood

Advantages: Great battle scenes, historical accuracy.
Disadvantages: Slightly week protagonist, although this is just a minor quibble.

I hadn't read any Bernard Cornwell before I picked this up, but it was only £3 from Tesco, and struck a chord after I'd recently looked into the life and times of Henry V - the last proper monarch we've had (i.e. one who wanders around picking fights with ...

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