[BOOKS] ⚣ The Last Kingdom Author Bernard Cornwell – E17streets4all.co.uk This is the story of the making of England in the th and th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of This is the story of the making of England in the th and th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England s four kingdomsThe story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised
The Last MOBI :ò by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex Alfred s kingdom and the last territory in English hands Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane He certainly has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no match for Viking savagery, yet when Alfred unexpectedly defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves turn on Uhtred, he is finally forced to choose sides By now he is a young man, in love, trained to fight and ready to take his place in the dreaded shield wall Above all, though, he wishes to recover his father s land, the enchanting fort of Bebbanburg by the wild northern seaThis thrilling adventure based on existing records of Bernard Cornwell s ancestors depicts a time when law The Last Kingdom PDF/EPUB õ The Last MOBI :ò and order were ripped violently apart by a pagan assault on Christian England, an assault that came very close to destroying England.
Cornwell was born in London in His father was a Canadian airman, and his mother, who was English, a member of the Women s Auxiliary Air Force He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine After he left them, he
The Last MOBI :ò changed his name to his birth mother s maiden name, CornwellCornwell was sent away to Monkton Combe School, attended the University of London, and after graduating, worked as a teacher He attempted to enlist in the British armed services at least three times but was rejected on the grounds of myopiaHe then joined BBC s Nationwide and was promoted to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News He relocated to the United States in after marrying an American Unable to get a green card, he started writing novels, as this did not require a work permitAs a child, Cornwell loved the novels of CS Forester, chronicling the adventures of fictional British naval officer Horatio Hornblower during the Napoleonic Wars, The Last Kingdom PDF/EPUB õ The Last MOBI :ò and was surprised to find there were no such novels following Lord Wellington s campaign on land Motivated by the need to support himself in the US through writing, Cornwell decided to write such a series He named his If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader chief protagonist Richard Sharpe, a rifleman involved in most major battles of the Peninsular WarCornwell wanted to start the series with the Siege of Badajoz but decided instead to start with a couple of warm up novels These were Sharpe s Eagle and Sharpe s Gold, both published in Sharpe s Eagle was picked up by a publisher, and Cornwell got a three book deal He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe s Company, published in Cornwell and wife Judy co wrote a series of novels, published under the pseudonym Susannah Kells These were A Crowning Mercy, published in , Fallen Angels in , and Coat of Arms aka The Aristocrats in Cornwell s strict Protestant upbringing informed the background of A Crowning Mercy, which took place during the English Civil War In , he also published Redcoat, an American Revolutionary War novel set in Philadelphia during its occupation by the BritishAfter publishing eight books in his ongoing Sharpe series, Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in adapting them for television The producers asked him to write a prequel to give them a starting point to the series They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to secure co funding from Spain The result was Sharpe s Rifles, published in , and a series of Sharpe television films staring Sean BeanA series of contemporary thrillers with sailing as a background and common themes followed Wildtrack published in , Sea Lord aka Killer s Wake in , Crackdown in , Stormchild in , and Scoundrel, a political thriller, in In June , Cornwell was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen s th Birthday Honours ListCornwell s latest work, Azincourt, was released in the UK in October The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War However, Cornwell has stated that it will not be about Thomas of Hookton from The Grail Quest or any of his relatives.
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- 351 pages
- The Last Kingdom
- Bernard Cornwell
- 12 September 2019 Bernard Cornwell