Bernard Cornwell OBE joined Gavin Esler for the third In Conversation of series two, on 17 October 2016. For more info and to find out about forthcoming events, please visit www.kent.ac.uk/events
From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, now available in paperback—the first book in the Grail Series--a spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family's honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail. At dawn on Easter morning 1343, a marauding band of French raiders arrives by boat to ambush the coastal English village of Hookton. To brave young Thomas, the only survivor, the horror of the attack is epitomized in the casual savagery of a particular black-clad knight, whose flag -- three yellow hawks on a blue field -- presides over the bloody affair. As the killers sail away, Thomas vows to avenge the murder of his townspeople and to recapture a holy treasure that the black knight stole from the church. To do this, Thomas of Hookton must first make his way to France; So in 1343 he joins the army of King Edward III as it is about to invade the continent -- the beginning of the Hundred Years War. A preternaturally gifted bowman, Thomas quickly becomes recognized as one of England's most deadly archers in King Edward's march across France. Yet he never stops scanning the horizon for his true enemy's flag. When Thomas saves a young Frenchwoman from a bloodthirsty crowd, her father -- French nobleman Sir Guillaume d'Evecque -- rewards his bravery by joining him in the hunt for the mysterious dark knight and the stolen holy relic. What begins as a search for vengeance will soon prove the beginning of an even higher purpose: the quest for the Holy Grail itself.
The master storyteller Bernard Cornwell returns to #cheltlitfest in conversation with Julia Wheeler to discuss how England was made, and talk about his new book War of the Wolf. It’s the eleventh book in The Last Kingdom series, which is now a major TV serialisation on Netflix.
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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the sequel to The Archer's Tale—the spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family's honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail. In 1347, a year of conflict and unrest, Thomas of Hookton returns to England to pursue the Holy Grail. Among the flames of the Hundred Years War, a sinister enemy awaits the fabled archer and mercenary soldier: a bloodthirsty Dominican Inquisitor who also seeks Christendom's most holy relic. But neither the horrors of the battlefield nor sadistic torture at the Inquisitor's hands can turn Thomas from his sworn mission. And his thirst for vengeance will never be quenched while the villainous black rider who destroyed everything he loved still lives. "Cornwell writes the best battle scenes of any writer I've read past or present."—George R.R. Martin
Alexander Dreymon (Uhtred) and Bernard Cornwell discussing the book series and the show. The Last Kingdom - now showing on Netflix. Season 3 will be out in later 2018.
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Established in 1989, from an endowment from the Spanish Ambassador, the Wellington Lecture, held at the University of Southampton is given each year on the aspects of the life and times of the first Duke of Wellington. Over the years the University of Southampton has welcomed a host of distinguished speakers to present the lecture. This year we welcome Bernard Cornwell, who has spent half a lifetime writing, in both fiction and non-fiction, about the first Duke of Wellington, and shares a novelist’s apprehensions of the Duke, looking behind the towering fame and the familiar stories to ask what was Arthur Wellesley really like? Or can we ever know?