The Resource 1356, Bernard Cornwell

1356, Bernard Cornwell

Label
1356
Title
1356
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cornwell
Title variation
Thirteen fifty-six
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating hero, the pursuit of a sword of mythical power and one of England's greatest and least known battles - a remarkable novel by Britain's master storyteller . Thomas of Hookton, a veteran of Crecy and many other battles, is the leader of a mercenary company of bowmen and men-at-arms who ravage the countryside east of Gascony. Edward, Prince of Wales, later to be known as the Black Prince, is assembling an army to fight the French once more but before Thomas can join, he must fulfil an urgent task. La Malice, a sword of mythical power guaranteeing victory to its owner, is thought to be concealed somewhere near Poitiers. With signs that a battle between the English and the French is looming others are seeking the treasure too, and some - French, Scots and even English - are pursuing their private agendas against Thomas. But all - Thomas of Hookton, his enemies and friends and the fate of La Malice - become swept up in the extraordinary confrontation that follows, as the large French army faces the heavily outnumbered English to battle
Summary
Bringing to life the violence, action and heroism of the battlefield, this brilliant recreation of the Battle of the Poitiers in 1356 follows a severely outnumbered English army as they, through the ingenious planning of Edward the Black Prince, defeated the French and captured the Poiters and French King John II
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160779
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cornwell, Bernard
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poitiers, Battle of, France, 1356
  • War stories
  • Great Britain
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
1356, Bernard Cornwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpages
Control code
000050062375
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
382 p.
Isbn
9780007331857
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
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Label
1356, Bernard Cornwell
Publication
Note
Maps on endpages
Control code
000050062375
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
382 p.
Isbn
9780007331857
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
map

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