Unlimited Stonehenge - by Bernard Cornwell - Stonehenge, Stonehenge Four thousand years ago a stranger s death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn and his ominous gift of gold precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind s most s
Cornwell was born in London in 1944 His father was a Canadian airman, and his mother, who was English, a member of the Women s Auxiliary Air Force He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother s maiden name, Cornwell.Cornwell was sent away to Monkton Combe School, attended the University of London, and after graduating, worked as a teacher He attempted to enlist in the British armed services at least three times but was rejected on the grounds of myopia.He then joined BBC s Nationwide and was promoted to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News He relocated to the United States in 1980 after marrying an American Unable to get a green card, he started writing novels, as this did not require a work permit.As a child, Cornwell loved the novels of C.S Forester, chronicling the adventures of fictional British naval officer Horatio Hornblower during the Napoleonic Wars, and was surprised to find there were no such novels following Lord Wellington s campaign on land Motivated by the need to support himself in the U.S through writing, Cornwell decided to write such a series He named his chief protagonist Richard Sharpe, a rifleman involved in most major battles of the Peninsular War.Cornwell wanted to start the series with the Siege of Badajoz but decided instead to start with a couple of warm up novels These were Sharpe s Eagle and Sharpe s Gold, both published in 1981 Sharpe s Eagle was picked up by a publisher, and Cornwell got a three book deal He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe s Company, published in 1982.Cornwell and wife Judy co wrote a series of novels, published under the pseudonym Susannah Kells These were A Crowning Mercy, published in 1983, Fallen Angels in 1984, and Coat of Arms aka The Aristocrats in 1986 Cornwell s strict Protestant upbringing informed the background of A Crowning Mercy, which took place during the English Civil War In 1987, he also published Redcoat, an American Revolutionary War novel set in Philadelphia during its 1777 occupation by the British.After publishing eight books in his ongoing Sharpe series, Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in adapting them for television The producers asked him to write a prequel to give them a starting point to the series They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to secure co funding from Spain The result was Sharpe s Rifles, published in 1987, and a series of Sharpe television films staring Sean Bean.A series of contemporary thrillers with sailing as a background and common themes followed Wildtrack published in 1988, Sea Lord aka Killer s Wake in 1989, Crackdown in 1990, Stormchild in 1991, and Scoundrel, a political thriller, in 1992.In June 2006, Cornwell was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen s 80th Birthday Honours List.Cornwell s latest work, Azincourt, was released in the UK in October 2008 The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War However, Cornwell has stated that it will not be about Thomas of Hookton from The Grail Quest or any of his relatives.
StonehengeStonehenge is a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, two miles km west of Amesbury.It consists of an outer ring of vertical sarsen standing stones, each around feet . m high, seven feet . m wide, and weighing around tons, topped by connecting horizontal lintel stones Inside is a ring of smaller bluestones Stonehenge National Geographic Stonehenge in southern England ranks among the world s most iconic archaeological sites and one of its greatest enigmas The megalithic circle on Salisbury Plain inspires awe and fascination but Stonehenge English Heritage Visit Stonehenge and hundreds of other historic places for free when you become an English Heritage Member from as little as . a month VIP Experience For something really special, go inside the stones with Stone Circle Experience Stonehenge History, Location, Map, Meaning, Facts Stonehenge, prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site located on Salisbury Plain, about miles km north of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Stonehenge HISTORY Feb , For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated , years to erect Located in Stonehenge World History Encyclopedia Dec , Stonehenge is a Neolithic Bronze Age monument located on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, southern England The first monument on the site, began around BCE, was a circular henge earthwork about feet metres in diameter, a henge in the archaeological sense being a circular or oval shaped flat area enclosed by a boundary earthwork. Stonehenge Smarthistory Stonehenge, on Salisbury plain in England, is one of the most recognizable monuments of the Neolithic world and one of the most popular, with over one million visitors a year. Stonehenge Amesbury All You Need to Know BEFORE One of the most important survivals of prehistoric England, Stonehenge consists of a group of huge rough cut stones, some than feet high, arranged in two concentric circles Suggested duration hours Suggest edits to improve what we show Improve this listing Tours experiences Explore different ways to experience this place. Stonehenge Facts Theories About Mysterious Monument Aug , Stonehenge is a massive stone monument located on a chalky plain north of the modern day city of Salisbury, England Research shows that the site has continuously evolved over a period of about Tours Tickets Stonehenge Book Now Viator star . Uncover the enticing mysteries of Stonehenge and absorb the imperial majesty of Windsor on a full day tour from London Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed site of Stonehenge to marvel at the prehistoric stone ring that has eluded experts for millennia.