A Welcome from Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell

This is my website. There are others devoted to my books and some of them are very good, but this one is the Authorised Version. I want it to be useful, a place where you can find information about the novels and where you can discover suggestions for further reading. There’s a section for Your Questions and, if the answer you seek is not there, a place where you can contact me. And a Your Comments section where you’ll find the comments of others and my responses where applicable. I hope you’ll enjoy this website! Thanks for visiting.


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War of the Wolf

The eleventh novel of The Last Kingdom series finds Uhtred facing a formidable new enemy, and at the same time struggling with old loyalties. He might have regained Bebbanburg, but he is still forced into a vicious war to preserve…

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Monomoy Theatre

I am looking forward to the 2018 summer season at Monomoy Theatre, located at 776 Main Street, Chatham, MA. This year I will be appearing in: SCAPINO, a farce by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale, playing July 3rd to 7th….

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Shakespeare Unlimited Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Barbara Bogaev  and the result is a podcast called Masters, Here Are Your Parts.  You can hear (or read) it on the Folger Shakespeare Library website: https://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited/bernard-cornwell-fools-and-mortals  

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The Bookmonger with John J. Miller – “Fools and Mortals”

To hear a recent podcast: https://ricochet.com/podcast/bookmonger-john-miller/fools-and-mortals/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Daryl’s House

If you like Daryl Hall or if you like food then you’ll like this! And he likes . . . well, read it and see.’ http://unlockingfairfield.com/2017/11/interview-with-daryl-hall/

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Fools and Mortals

My next book will be titled ‘Fools and Mortals’. ‘Fools and Mortals’ follows the young Richard Shakespeare, an actor struggling to make his way in a company dominated by his estranged older brother, William. As the growth of theatre blooms,…

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Charleston Magazine

Recent interview in Charleston Magazine: http://charlestonmag.com/history_s_henchman

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Fools and Mortals

My next book will be titled ‘Fools and Mortals’. ‘Fools and Mortals’ follows the young Richard Shakespeare, an actor struggling to make his way in a company dominated by his estranged older brother, William. As the growth of theatre blooms,…

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The Last Kingdom – Season 2 – Netflix

Season 2 of ‘The Last Kingdom’ will be available on Netflix 5 May 2017 When will The Last Kingdom season 2 be on Netflix?

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The Last Kingdom Season 2

The second series of The Last Kingdom premiered at 9.00pm on BBC2 on Thursday March 16 in the UK. Netflix, who co-produce the series, will begin streaming episodes later this year to various countries outside the UK, including the US…

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Discovering Diamonds

Discovering Diamonds is a new website which discusses historical novels and tries to encourage readers to try new authors!  Go here to take a look: https://discoveringdiamonds.blogspot.co.uk/p/february-2017-showcasing-special.html

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Deluxe Edition The Flame Bearer

A special Deluxe Edition of The Flame Bearer, the tenth book of The Last Kingdom series is available from the publisher, HarperCollins. https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/campaign/theflamebearerspecialedition

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The Reading List

Read a recent interview on The Reading List website:   Bernard Cornwell: Enough Books to Sink a Boat

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The Flame Bearer

The tenth book of The Last Kingdom series, The Flame Bearer, will be released in the UK and Canada on 6 October 2016 and in the US on 29 November 2016.  An excerpt from the book is available:  http://www.bernardcornwell.net/books/the-flame-bearer/

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Gallows Thief

1820s Britain: after the wars with France, when unemployment was high and soldiers could be paid off, when the government was desperately afraid of social unrest, any crime was drastically punished and thousands were hung. But one could petition the…

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Stand Back and Let Them Do What They Do Best

Read a recent interview on Bookish:  https://www.bookish.com/articles/bernard-cornwell-on-adaptations-stand-back-and-let-them-do-what-they-do-best/

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Podcast Interview

To listen to a recent interview on Hank Garner’s Author Stories Podcast, click on this link: http://hankgarner.com/episode-sixty-nine-bernard-cornwell-interview/

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The Sunday Times (UK) Interview

To see a recent interview published in The Sunday Times (UK) on 11 October 2015: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/newsreview/features/article1617533.ece?shareToken=a5eb142248d5442100ea20a32ecc7a59

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The Last Kingdom Series (formerly The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories)

The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories have been renamed ‘The Last Kingdom’ series.  The correct order to read the books: The Last Kingdom The Pale Horseman The Lords of the North Sword Song The Burning Land Death of Kings The Pagan Lord…

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The Last Kingdom

HarperCollins is re-releasing The Last Kingdom with a new cover to tie-in with the TV series. The series will air on BBC America on 10 October 2015 beginning at 10pm ET.   The paperback book can be ordered from Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Last-Kingdom-tie-Saxon-Stories/dp/006243862X or from…

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New York Times

To read the New York Times op-ed piece I wrote, ‘The Waterloo They Remember’, click here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/opinion/the-waterloo-they-remembered.html?_r=0

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WATERLOO; The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

My first non-fiction book was published in the UK in September 2014. It became available in the USA in May 2015.  It is the true story of the epic battle of Waterloo – a momentous turning point in European history.  …

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First Light Trust

Veterans of our armed services, especially those who recently saw heavy combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, often come home to neglect and problems. The First Light Trust is a splendid charity which helps numerous veterans For more information:  http://www.firstlighttrust.co.uk/

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