Bernard Cornwell’s new historical fiction novel Azincourt is expected to be released this October (2008) in the UK. The US version will not come out until January of 2009 most likely. The novel will be a stand-alone, not a series, and will obviously cover the events surrounding the famous Battle of Agincourt in October of 1415. Azincourt is the French spelling of the name. Originally, it was to be titled Slaughteryard, but after some discussion, Cornwell and his publishers agreed to change the name to Azincourt. The Battle of Agincourt is renowned for the demonstration of the destructive power of the English longbow.