Bernard Cornwell Net Worth

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Bernard Wiggins net worth is
$5 Million

Bernard Wiggins Wiki Biography

Bernard Cornwell, OBE (born 23 February 1944) is an English author of historical novels. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe which were adapted into a series of Sharpe television films.

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of Birth1944-02-23
Place Of BirthLondon, England, UK
EducationUniversity of London
ParentsDorothy Rose Cornwell, William Oughtred
NominationsGoodreads Choice Awards Best Historical Fiction
TV ShowsThe Last Kingdom
1Yes, there are a number of inconsistencies in the Sharpe books. In one book I say that Sharpe and Hakeswill were together in the breach at Gawilghur and I knew that perfectly well when I wrote Sharpe's Fortress, but the story simply wouldn't work if they were, so I ignored the earlier book reference and wrote what, to me, was the better story. Maybe one day, far in the future, we might re-issue all the books, smoothed out, polished, etc etc, but it isn't high on the priority list.
2Years and years ago I was a journalist in Belfast and I remember a night just before Christmas when a group of us were sitting in a city-centre pub getting drunk and maudlin, and discussing, as journalists are wont to do, how much easier life would be if only we were novelists. No more hard work, just story-telling, and somehow we invented the name of an author and a bet was laid. The bet was a bottle of Jameson Whiskey from everyone about the table to be given to whichever one of us first wrote the book with the author's name. Years later I collected the winnings (long drunk) which is why, in second-hand shops, you might find the following: A Crowning Mercy, The Fallen Angels, Coat of Arms, by Bernard Cornwell, writing as Susannah Kells.
3Being a hero, of course, he has more lives than a basketfull of cats, but maybe Sharpe's greatest stroke of good fortune was meeting Sean Bean.
4On his Grail Quest novel series: The first book of the series is "Harlequin," unless you live in the United States where the book, to my considerable annoyance, was retitled as The Archer's Tale. Which is not a particularly bad title, but I hate it when publishers do that. Their reason was that there is a well-known series in the States called Harlequin Romances, much like the British Mills and Boon, and it was thought that folks would get confused and, thinking they were buying a bodice-ripper with heavy breathing, find instead that they had a tale of the Hundred Years War with arrow-spitted Frenchmen. So what?
5My wife and I co-wrote some books years ago until she got fed up with the process, and they were published under the name Susannah Kells - A Crowning Mercy, Fallen Angels and Coat of Arms.
6Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore.
7And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
8And though I've lived in the States for over 25 years and am now an American citizen, I still hear British voices in my head.
9Agents will read unpublished work because they might make money, and that's their job. It isn't mine.
10Actually I moved to New Jersey in 1980 and didn't discover Chatham until 1990, by which time the books were selling, but it was still a daft decision, based solely on love.
1Announced that 'Sharpe's Peril' will begin filming in India in March 2008. The film, which stars Sean Bean, is an original story not based on one of Cornwell's novels. [January 2008]
2Was adopted in infancy by the Wiggins family. In his adulthood, he changed his name to his birth mother's maiden name: Cornwell.
3A character named Rifleman Matthew Dodd appears in several of Bernard Cornwell's early (chronologically) Sharpe's novels, set during the Peninsular War. This is a passing nod to author C.S. Forester who wrote a novel featuring a British rifleman named Dodd, titled "Death to the French" (aka: "Rifleman Dodd"). Cornwell himself has said that his character is meant to be the same person as Forester's character.
4Became a writer after the US government would not give him a work permit.


The Last Kingdom2015TV Series based on the novels by - 8 episodes
Sharpe's Peril2008TV Movie novels
Sharpe's Challenge2006TV Movie novels
Sharpe's Waterloo1997TV Movie based on the novel by
Sharpe's Justice1997TV Movie characters
Sharpe's Revenge1997TV Movie novel
Sharpe's Mission1996TV Movie characters
Sharpe's Siege1996TV Movie novel
Sharpe's Regiment1996TV Movie based on the novel by
Sharpe's Sword1995TV Movie based on the novel by
Sharpe's Battle1995TV Movie based on the novel by
Sharpe's Gold1995TV Movie based on the novel by
Sharpe's Honour1994TV Movie based on the novel by
Sharpe's Enemy1994TV Movie novel
Sharpe's Company1994TV Movie based on the novel by
Sharpe's Eagle1993TV Movie based on the novel by
Sharpe's Rifles1993TV Movie based on the novel by
RebelTV Movie story by


Drama Trails2008TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Author (segment "Farewell to the Queen")

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