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Literature / Azincourt

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Azincourt is a Historical Fiction novel written by veteran novelist Bernard Cornwell. Essentially William Shakespeare's Henry V written as a Lower-Deck Episode, the story follows Anti-Hero Nicholas Hook, a common-born English archer fighting in The Hundred Years War against France. Forced into military service after being declared an outlaw by a corrupt priest, Hook soon experiences seemingly divine messages from the Saints Crispin and Crispinian after surviving the terrible siege and sacking of Soissons. Recruited into the army of King Henry V in his campaigns to take the throne of France, Hook encounters tremendous dangers and cruel foes, both amongst the French and amongst his own fellows...

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