"e;The greatest writer of historical adventures today"e; (Washington Post) tackles his richest, most thrilling subject yet: the heroic tale of Agincourt.
One of the most dramatic victories in British history, the battle of Agincourt immortalized by Shakespeare in Henry V pitted undermanned and overwhelmed English forces against a French army determined to keep their crown out of Henry's hands. Here Bernard Cornwell resurrects the legend of the battle and the "e;band of brothers"e; who fought on that fateful October day in 1415. An epic of redemption, Agincourt follows a commoner, a king, and a nation's entire army on an improbable mission to test the will of God and reclaim what is rightfully theirs an exhilarating story of survival and slaughter that is, at once, a brilliant work of history and a triumph of imagination."e;