Thank you for your writing, and sharing your great talent of storytelling.
I can appreciate all the time spent researching characters as well as historical events, tying it all together... absolutely fascinating how history is brought to life through your colorful characters and scenic events.
I hated history as a subject in school, however I do love historical fiction... and I have learned more of history through my own research while reading books such as yours.
While perusing the shelves of Florence, SC's Barnes and Noble circa 2010, I stumbled across "The Last Kingdom". I saw that it was part of a series -- I like books' series. The subject matter was very appealing, so I decided to give it a go. I'm so very glad that I did. My favorite lines -- "God is not mocked, lord." Father Willibald said.... "He is by me"... Still makes me laugh.
Thank you for all the characters and for telling Uhtred's tale.
I do hope that Father Willibald lived happily ever after.
Dalton in South Carolina
I just read your Diary in The Spectator and enjoyed it so much I came to your website, where I enjoyed your piece on writing. Good luck with your teeth.
Deepest thanks for 40 years of entertainment. You are my favourite author and I have read every one of your books and look forward to Sharpe's Assassin.
This video on Edward 1st Victory of Evesham might be of interest. Its called a battle but its really more a campaign In regards to what a fellow poster said about Harlech. Edward built it during his conquest of Wales and The Welsh did besiege it but were unsuccessful. There was also 2 Sieges one by Owain Glyndr and then Henry (5th) during Glyndr Rebellion before the Siege during the War of the Roses which is the longest Siege in British History
I saw this article on the Battle of North Point you might find of interest to read. As Peter Snow said its a battle in which both sides thought they'd won at the end.
I thought you and other readers might enjoy this video on the burning of Washington https://youtu.be/oNu-Y5ybJQk
Dear Mr. Cornwell,
When our local library finally opened it's doors for indoor browsing again, I roamed the bookshelves and discovered the first of "The Grail Series". I'm through the 2nd book and I'm hooked. However, your historical fictions have done something for me that my husband has been trying to do for years, i.e. get me interested in my truly fascinating genealogy which my husband has been working on for years. He's been insisting for a long time that I should look more closely at all the work he has done because of the historical connections.. On one line he was able to trace ancestors back to the 1st century in Norway and Sweden. Since he is Jewish and can only go back a few generations in his family line, he decided to focus on mine instead. So, one of the many juicy items he discovered is that I am related to the Viking Rollo who became the first Duke of Normandy in 911. He has connected this up to the present, and the fact is that many of my ancestors could populate the characters in your books, and my DNA is almost entirely UK, and northern France going back to Viking conquerors. So thanks for making history so alive. I don't think I my husband would like all the blood and gore in the stories, but I personally appreciate how you make the times and events so real.
I hope you're doing well.
I am close to running out of books of yours to read.
I want to thank you for all of your work. Your stories have the best plots. Your characters so realistic. You have a talent for describing things and bringing them to life and I look forward to reading your future books one by one as they come out.
Have a good day, thanks for replying to fans,
Thrilled to find this site. My wife's love of reading books from the library has her on a constant quest for me. New releases of anything Bernard Cornwell and Tom Clancy's , God rest his soul, continuing characters. Will hopefully meet you at a book signing event. A Huge Fan from across the pond.