CBS Sunday News commentary
Thank you for your kind words related to war and families left behind. I live in Los Angeles and have a son in the Army. Living here some times feels like living in an alternative parallel world.
Again, thank you for reminding everyone there is more to war than battles won or body counts!
I thoroughly enjoyed your commentary on CBS about military members who enter the jaws of war and their families at home.
In the course of your commentary, you mentioned U.S. cities named Waterloo. There was another that few know about because today it is known as Austin, Texas.
Thank you for your insight into the world, and please keep it coming. We are still out here reading.
I really love all your books, but am particularly fond of the warrior chronicles. My mother found through research that my family is also descended from the ruling family of Bebbanburgh, as well as Alfred the Greats line. That makes us very, very, distantly related. I just really appreciate the amount of joy, heartache, and pure enjoyment you give me with your writing.
I just wanted to say thank you. I have long commutes here in the states, and listening to your books has been enriching. I love how you tell us at the end what you changed in historical fact to make the story work.--- for example in Angincourt & 1356. I just finished the Arthur Books and they were a joy. No need for a response. Just wanted to say thanks from a fan across the pond.
Today's New York Times Op-ed piece:
Totally riveting and relative. I sincerely hope that Putin reads it and reflects on Borodino as well as Stalingrad. I am certain that there a lot of European intellectuals reflecting on the Muse, Verdun and Tannenberg.
All the Best/ Oz
Last December Is lucky enough to spend a morning looking around Sriringapatnam. Armed with Jac Weller's book. The place is more or less untouched since 1799. I walked around the walls and saw the scars of the British cannonballs and then the Sultan's Summer palace that Arthur moved into after the siege. Best of all, was standing on the walls and looking across the Cauvery thinking of the British and Sepoys lying in the blistering sun until noon to carry out their surprise attack.
Another surprise was the copy of the illustration of those involved which I stumbled on in the summer palace in Mysore, complete with a cartoon 'glossary' naming all the officers involved. (Possibly the same one as in Sandhurst which I haven't seen).
An amazing experience. Somehow, his early life intrigues me more as I wanted to know how a man like that is shaped by life.
I should buy your book of course!
An enthusiastic reader of your Warrior series and an Old Monktonian to boot! (1971).
Keep them coming! I want to know when he gets to Bebbanburg! Or perhaps he never does but his son might!! Great stuff!
Hello Mr. Cornwell,
I'm Victor, a college student and a writer, though I haven't published any book yet. I just finished reading the first book in the Warlord Chronicles-The Winter King, and I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the book. I'm really a big fan of yours now :)
I do so appreciate your dedication to your fans, and so please feel free to accept my thanks for your stories without any expectation of a response. I don't need a return email (you're a busy man!), just for you to know how much I've enjoyed your novels over the years and will continue to do so into the future. I wear a Thor's Hammer pendant everyday because Uhtred's adventures have affected me in ways passed my describing, and so I touch my hammer when I need to reassure myself that duty is important. Again, thank you for your creations.
Wyrd bin ful araed,
William Patrick Bishop
I think I can answer the question posed by one of your readers regarding the size of Scotland for Ever! painting
It's not been easy as most sites (even Leeds Art Gallery) doesn't seem to mention the size. According to the site below, the original painting is 194 x 101 cms / 76.4 x 39.8 inches.
I hope you will be in London later this year.
What can I say? I have read the entire Saxon series several times, and now enjoy them all over again listening to the story CD's whilst driving in my car.
I read and loved your 'Waterloo' book and have also read many of the memoirs of the soldiers who were in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, such as Leach, Surtees, Harris and of course your Sharpe books. I am very angry to see that the BBC appear to have nothing planned to commemorate the 200 anniversary of Waterloo, just a one part documentary on Wellington and a three part, very biased one on Napoleon! What is wrong with this country? Surely we should be remembering the thousands of ordinary soldiers who died in these conflicts? The more I read about them, the closer I feel to them, I feel so sad that they are neglected in this way. At least your books have gone some way to correct that injustice.