Just read your piece in the Guardian, and hoping you haven't forgotten that the US Civil War hasn't ended yet and we await the fate of Nate Starbuck!
But thanks for all you've written to date. In my youth i wondered why my father reread books, and your books are the reason why, because they are well worth rereading. You've made English history more exciting, and rekindled an interest in my pagan roots! But where did you get the 9th/10th century cussing from? It's much sharper than today's excuse for swearing.
I don’t think I consciously thought about 9th/10th century cussing! And certainly there aren’t any sources I can think of. I suspect I made them up!