Quella di Azincourt è una delle battaglie più famose della storia, teatro di uno scontro disperato tra l'esercito inglese e quello francese. Era il 25 ottobre 1415. Per gli inglesi rappresentò una straordinaria vittoria, che assunse dimensioni epiche. Nicholas Hook è un arciere inglese di umili origini che, per salvarsi da una condanna a morte, parte come mercenario per difendere Soissons, la città in mano al duca di Borgogna. Le informazioni che riporta in patria sulle atrocità dell'assedio, unite alla sua abilità nel combattere, gli fanno guadagnare credito presso re Enrico V, che lo vuole con sé nella campagna diretta alla conquista della corona francese. Là, sulla piana di Azincourt, i nemici, in netta superiorità numerica, verranno sconfitti in una battaglia nella quale Hook avrà un ruolo cruciale."Un romanzo epico, appassionante, straordinariamente realistico. Mi ha lasciato senza fiato." James Rollins
- ISBN: 8830427144
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 449
Bernard Cornwell, that bastard, has written a goddamn straightforward story about the bastardly Battle of Agincourt just enjoyable enough to get me through to the goddamn end. The forced romantic storyline was as unnecessary as the goddamn gory battle details, but I understand that they are there fo Leggi tutto
من قلب المعركة .. أزينكور .. للكاتب البريطاني برنارد كورنويل . ملاحظة : النسخة التي أملكها ( الإلكترونية طبعا ) فيها أكثر من ألف صفحة . إذا كنت من عشاق العصور الوسطى، لديك شغف حول معرفة عقلية الإنسان الأوروبي في ذلك الوقت، معتقداته، أفكاره، لباسه، أكله، تنقله، حروبه و معاركه و غيرها من الأشياء التي تست Leggi tutto
Bernard Cornwell is absolutely terrible at showing the softer side of war. This book was filled with violent, gritty, visceral, dishonorable, disgusting, horrific acts of warfare ... and I loved every page of it. It's apparent from Cornwell's writing that the man has done his homework. The battles s Leggi tutto
The tale of the battle of Agincourt told through the eyes of an archer, Nicholas Hooks. Cornwell is a master of captured the drama of history from different perspective and making the story come alive. And in that, he's very successful here. It's clear he's done his research and knows his history. He Leggi tutto
This was my first Bernard Cornwell novel and I picked it up because I wanted to learn about the historical background of the Battle of Azincourt, one of the significant battles in the Hundred Years' War, and about Henry V of England. When I closed the book, I was a little disappointed at the dearth
So... I had high hopes for this one. I think I also hold Cornwell to a higher standard than most authors. So even though I'm only giving it three stars, this is probably a better account of a historical English battle in the Hundred Years War than most you will find. I just can't give it the same nu Leggi tutto
I just love good historical fiction! It brings history to life for me in a way that those boring history lessons at school never did. My favourite writers in this genre are Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, although there are many others who light up all of my lights. There are many books about the Leggi tutto
As always, Cornwell delivered a wonderful story that was impeccably researched and moved along well. I have to say that Bastard is my new favorite insult after reading this. It's annoying my dog I think but everyone in this book was a bastard!
Bernard Cornwell must be the most obsessive novelist of English military history that lives (or maybe that ever lived). While this may seem a boring or potentially monochromatic palette, in his hands it is an amazing canvas. Here he deals with the battle that made Henry V the stuff of legends. Thoug Leggi tutto
***Note: I apologize for the misspelling of Cornwell as Cromwell. I changed it here, but I can't change in the comments. Amazing!! 5 Stars! A new favorite author!! Such a good book, though not without its quirks. The main thing to note is that this book is about a famous battle, so there is an extre Leggi tutto
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