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Bernard Cornwell

Go with God and Fight Like the Devil. The remarkable new novel by Britain’s master storyteller, which culminates at the Battle of Poitiers.1356: France stands alert to danger. The English army, victorious at the battle of Crécy and led by the Black Prince, is invading and the French are hunting them down. The bloodiest battles of the Hundred Years War are yet to be fought.Thomas of Hookton, an English archer, becomes trapped withhis outnumbered army. And here, near the town of Poitiers, an extraordinary confrontation will ignite one of the greatest battles of all time.

BERNARD CORNWELL

Copyright

Published by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd

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First published by HarperCollinsPublishers 2012

Copyright © Bernard Cornwell 2012

Maps © John Gilkes 2012

Bernard Cornwell asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it, while at times based on historical figures, are the work of the author’s imagination.

All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, down-loaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins.

Source ISBN: 9780007331864

Ebook Edition © 2013 ISBN: 9780007510900

Version: 2018-04-20

is for my grandson, Oscar Cornwell, with love.

‘The English are riding, no-one knows where.’

Warning sent in fourteenth-century France, quoted in

A Fool and His Money by Ann Wroe

Contents

Cover (#u997f93c7-9e67-5d08-b748-1611968d9c99)

Title Page (#ufc8f21ab-8492-5d79-b5d4-9e0bf21a8552)

Copyright (#ua7c43390-765d-579b-a6c5-5604c156ad1f)

Dedication (#u12556c82-3633-5140-8cb9-23be26294d90)

Epigraph (#ud96eb3c2-ac2a-542e-9e7c-2afa731cd12b)

Map (#u7b3cd300-5605-580b-8224-8ac4b9e9c19d)

Prologue: CARCASSONNE (#u90204958-86a1-5aff-beae-79dff98a9e3a)

Part One: AVIGNON (#u52994bb9-27fb-5df3-9d83-92a15b9a8887)

Chapter One (#ub772d65f-ea17-57bf-a52d-aac9f0a002d7)

Chapter Two (#ue56406c6-d069-51cc-a8e4-c5d4139f6c4f)

Chapter Three (#uc30d3a9b-39f7-5e23-a8bd-8d4b762ea472)

Part Two: MONTPELLIER (#u2637cfe0-b5f6-5222-a83a-1908ada8d735)

Chapter Four (#ubfb3fc35-d0df-52c0-be1b-72666e3370f0)

Chapter Five (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Six (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Seven (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eight (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Nine (#litres_trial_promo)

Part Three: POITIERS (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Ten (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eleven (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twelve (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirteen (#litres_trial_promo)

Part Four: BATTLE (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fourteen (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fifteen (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Sixteen (#litres_trial_promo)

HISTORICAL NOTE (#litres_trial_promo)

Keep Reading (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Author (#litres_trial_promo)

Also by Bernard Cornwell (#litres_trial_promo)

The Sharpe Series (in chronological order) (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Publisher (#litres_trial_promo)

PROLOGUE

Carcassonne

He was late.

Now it was dark and he had no lantern, but the city’s flames gave a lurid glow that reached deep into the church and gave just enough light to show the stone slabs in the deep crypt where the man struck at the floor with an iron crow.
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