Bernard Cornwell

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Bernard Cornwell OBE (born 23 February 1944) is an English-American author of historical novels and a history of the Waterloo Campaign. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe. He has also written The Saxon Stories, a series of 13 novels about King Alfred and the making of England.

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Bernard Cornwell

Cornwell in 2013
Born (1944-02-23) 23 February 1944 (age 78)
London, England
OccupationAuthor
GenreHistorical fiction, Historical non-fiction
Notable worksThe Saxon Stories
Sharpe
The Warlord Chronicles
Website
www.bernardcornwell.net
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He has written historical novels primarily based on English history, in five series, and one series of contemporary thriller novels. A feature of his historical novels is an end note on how they match or differ from history, and what one might see at the modern sites of the events described. He wrote a nonfiction book on the battle of Waterloo, in addition to the fictional story of the famous battle in the Sharpe series. Two of the historical novel series have been adapted for television: the Sharpe television series by ITV and The Last Kingdom by BBC. He lives in the US with his wife, alternating between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Charleston, South Carolina.[1]