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Berwick Coates - Author

About the Author

Berwick Coates was educated at Kingston Grammar School and Christ's College, Cambridge. Since then he has been, at various times, an Army officer, writer, artist, lecturer, careers adviser, games coach, and teacher of History, English, Latin, General Studies, and Swahili. He is the author of nine works of non-fiction, and lives in the West country where he works as a school archivist.

Featured books by Berwick Coates

The Last Viking

The Last Viking

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hadrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take his chance of capturing the country. But Harold will not let that happen without a fight. Charismatic and the leader of a mighty army, he is determined to make Hadrada the last Viking in England. And so the bloodiest battle yet fought on English soil is about to begin. At stake is sovereignty, freedom and honour.

The Last Viking

The Last Viking

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2014

With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hadrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take his chance of capturing the country. But Harold will not let that happen without a fight. Charismatic and the leader of a mighty army, he is determined to make Hadrada the last Viking in England. And so the bloodiest battle yet fought on English soil is about to begin. At stake is sovereignty, freedom and honour.

Other books by Berwick Coates

Still on Record The Return of the Archivist

Still on Record The Return of the Archivist

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2018

Nearly Off the Record - The Archives of an Archivist

Nearly Off the Record - The Archives of an Archivist

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/06/2016

The Last Viking

The Last Viking

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hadrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take his chance of capturing the country. But Harold will not let that happen without a fight. Charismatic and the leader of a mighty army, he is determined to make Hadrada the last Viking in England. And so the bloodiest battle yet fought on English soil is about to begin. At stake is sovereignty, freedom and honour.

Past Hysteric

Past Hysteric

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2014

National Service Fifty Years On

National Service Fifty Years On

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2014

The Last Conquest

The Last Conquest

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Hastings, October 1066. The Normans have landed in Sussex, ready for battle. They have prepared for everything about the English - except their absence... Their enemy, King Harold and his fyrd, are hundreds of miles away, fighting to expel the Viking host in the north. But they have heard that William has landed and rumour is that they are marching back, triumphant and dangerous - and spoiling for a second victory. Back in Sussex, Gilbert, a young scout in William's army, is sent out in search of the enemy. He is dedicated and ambitious, and determined to be the first with news for his leader. Deep in the English countryside, Edwin, houndsman to King Harold, longs too for glory. He has missed the first battle against the Vikings, but he will not miss the second. He knows his king is about to make history, and he is going to be part of it. And as the action sweeps up towards the hilltop close to Hastings where Harold will plant his standard - defying the Bastard of Normandy to come and get it - the ground is laid for battle. This is the story of the greatest battle ever seen on British soil and of the men who fought it. This is the story of the Battle of Hastings.

The Perfect Christmas Present

The Perfect Christmas Present

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Starkeye & Co Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s

Starkeye & Co Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s

Author: Berwick Coates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2011

Blitz survivor, ex-evacuee, veteran of five primary schools and product of a typical London suburb, Berwick Coates won a scholarship to a grammar school in 1944. All he knew about was German aircraft recognition, cricket and Hollywood films. During the following years, he had to deal with new surroundings, new subjects, new friends, V-2 rockets, his parents' broken marriage, adolescence and a post-war culture of shortage. Fortunately, he was taught by some memorable teachers, some of whom helped to shape his later life and teaching career. His account of life at a grammar school in the 1940s is interwoven with the historical context of this turbulent decade, which saw not only the devastation and deprivation of the Second World War, but also the hardships faced by a country rebuilding itself afterwards. The author's experiences will resonate with anyone who has followed a similar path. Berwick Coates attended Kingston Grammar School and studied history at Cambridge. Since then he has been an army officer, author, artist, lecturer, careers adviser, games coach, and teacher of History, English, Latin and Swahili. He has worked in both state and independent schools, and is now the archivist of West Buckland School in Devon. This is his eighth book. - See more at: http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/index.php/starkeye-and-co.html#sthash.Ade334RZ.dpuf

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