Bernard Cornwell





Bernard Cornwell

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February 23, 1944

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Cornwell was born in London in 1944. His father was a Canadian airman, and his mother 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 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 Irela
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Carnival Films has announced the start of filming for the BBC TV series based on my book The Last Kingdom.Click on this link for a look at the cast members!http://www.carnivalfilms.co.uk/news/filming-begins-last-kingdom

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