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Bernard Cornwell

Author of The Last Kingdom

154+ Works 81,234 Members 1,639 Reviews 286 Favorited

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, England, on February 23, 1944, and came to the United States in 1980. He received a B.A. from the University of London in 1967. Cornwell served as producer of the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1969-1976. After this he was head of current affairs for show more BBC-TV in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1979 he became editor of television news for Thames Television of London. Since 1980 he has been a freelance writer. he lives with his wife on Cape Cod. Cornwell's Sharpe series, adventure stories about a British soldier set in the Peninsula War of 1808-1814, are built on the author's interest in the Duke of Wellington's army. Titles include Sharpe's Rifles, Sharpe's Revenge, Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Regiment, and Sharpe's Waterloo. The Last Kingdom series has ten books. Book ten, The Flame Bearer is on the bestsellers list. He has also written other works including Wildtrack, Killer's Wake, Sea Lord, Stormchild, Rebel, Copperhead, and Battle Flag. His title Death of Kings made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 and In 2014 his title The Pagan Lord made the list again. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Bernard Cornwell

The Last Kingdom (2004) 4,758 copies
The Winter King (1995) 3,811 copies
The Pale Horseman (2005) 3,061 copies
The Archer's Tale (2000) 2,844 copies
The Lords of the North (2006) 2,715 copies
Agincourt (2008) 2,483 copies
Enemy of God (1998) 2,373 copies
Sharpe's Tiger (1997) 2,331 copies
Excalibur (1999) 2,305 copies
Vagabond (2002) 2,063 copies
Stonehenge (1999) 1,952 copies
Heretic (2003) 1,923 copies
The Burning Land (2009) 1,862 copies
Sharpe's Rifles (1988) 1,787 copies
Sharpe's Triumph (1998) 1,760 copies
Sharpe's Eagle (1981) 1,729 copies
Sharpe's Trafalgar (2000) 1,566 copies
Sharpe's Fortress (1998) 1,554 copies
Death of Kings (2011) 1,433 copies
Sharpe's Gold (1981) 1,373 copies
Sharpe's Prey (2001) 1,362 copies
Sharpe's Havoc (2003) 1,301 copies
Sharpe's Company (1982) 1,280 copies
Sharpe's Waterloo (1990) 1,259 copies
Sharpe's Sword (1983) 1,230 copies
Gallows Thief (2001) 1,213 copies
Sharpe's Escape (2004) 1,189 copies
Sharpe's Enemy (1984) 1,179 copies
Sharpe's Battle (1995) 1,173 copies
The Pagan Lord (2013) 1,137 copies
Sharpe's Honour (1985) 1,101 copies
Sharpe's Regiment (1986) 1,100 copies
Sharpe's Siege (1987) 1,094 copies
Sharpe's Fury (2006) 1,084 copies
Sharpe's Revenge (1989) 1,072 copies
Sharpe's Devil (1992) 1,065 copies
1356 (2012) 1,034 copies
The Empty Throne (2014) 997 copies
Rebel (1993) 924 copies
Warriors of the Storm (2015) 876 copies
The Flame Bearer (2016) 821 copies
Copperhead (1993) 635 copies
War of the Wolf (2018) 587 copies
Battle Flag (1995) 566 copies
Redcoat (1987) 555 copies
The Bloody Ground (1996) 549 copies
Fools and Mortals: A Novel (2017) 546 copies
Sword of Kings (2019) 491 copies
Sharpe's Skirmish (1999) 425 copies
War Lord (2020) 412 copies
A Crowning Mercy (1983) 359 copies
Fallen Angels (1984) 276 copies
Stormchild (1991) 262 copies
Wildtrack (1988) 249 copies
Sea Lord (1989) 246 copies
Sharpe's Assassin (2021) 241 copies
Scoundrel (1992) 226 copies
Crackdown (1990) 219 copies
Sharpe's Story (2006) 115 copies
Sharpe's Command (2023) 73 copies
Il cuore di Derfel (1998) 52 copies
Il tradimento (1998) 41 copies
Sharpe's Ransom {story} (1995) 40 copies
Sharpe's Christmas (2011) 9 copies
Vinterkungen (1998) 6 copies
Kongenes sverd (2022) 1 copy
2003 1 copy

Associated Works

Lieutenant Hornblower (1951) — Introduction, some editions — 2,369 copies
A Ship of the Line (1938) — Introduction, some editions — 1,764 copies
Scaramouche (1921) — Introduction, some editions — 1,750 copies
Agincourt: The King, The Campaign, The Battle (2005) — Introduction, some editions — 1,021 copies
The Sea-Hawk (1915) — Introduction, some editions — 634 copies
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower / Lieutenant Hornblower / Hornblower and the Hotspur (1950) — Introduction, some editions — 404 copies
Longbow: A Social and Military History (1976) — Foreword — 189 copies
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (2000) — Foreword — 51 copies
A Dorset Rifleman: The Recollections of Benjamin Harris (1995) — Foreword, some editions — 28 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (1998) — Author "Just a Backwoods Skirmish" — 15 copies
The Cruise (1995) — Contributor — 15 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1997 (1997) — Author "The Tiger of Mysore" — 14 copies
Sharpe: The Complete Collection [Videorecording] — Original book — 13 copies
Sélection Du Livre 170 (1991) — Contributor — 2 copies

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British Author Challenge August 2021: Helen Oyeyemi & Bernard Cornwell in 75 Books Challenge for 2021 (November 2021)
Arthurian Theme read w/**SPOILERS** in The Green Dragon (March 2008)

Reviews

 
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Abcdarian | 25 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
Lots of gory detail of battles, but still interesting, and even funny in spots. Good characters. Surprisingly enjoyable.
 
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Abcdarian | 37 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
a very good book on a battle and campaign that is fascinating to read about. There always seems to be another bit of Wellington's campaigns that in whatever book i read - excellent
 
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belfastbob | 24 other reviews | May 4, 2024 |
I'm not sure what I can say that hasn't been said before. Uhtred continues to be angry and sassy. Finan continues to be indispensable. Aethelflaed continues to be badass. A funny thing is Uhtred beginning to realize that his son is reckless and sassy in the exact same way that he is, and how he tells his son that he's an idiot, meanwhile you know Uhtred would have done the same thing when he was his son's age.
 
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LynnMPK | 30 other reviews | May 2, 2024 |

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Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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