For Bernard Cornwell Fans - Richard Sharpe

Capt MJ

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We haven’t been down the read-for-enjoyment book list rabbit hole for awhile (home of Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, Scot Harvath, Uhtred, et al).

I was delighted to find a new Richard Sharpe story at the library just now, as usual set with real historic facts and people, as well as Richard and his heavy cavalry sword and clever brain in action.

If you haven’t read these in order, I recommend it. If you haven’t seen the vintage PBS/BBC series “Sharpe,” with a younger Sean Bean doing a superb job, do binge.


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... found the episodes in YouTube. Definitely watching this with DS. Last time we watched a historical drama was "Napoleon." We aborted, not our cup of tea.
 
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No but I need to get on it.
Not just food but history and book insights. See:

“In this engaging social history New York Timesbestselling author Bernard Cornwell, “the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today” (Wall Street Journal), completes his epic Last Kingdom series with this companion book featuring three exclusive short stories and sixty recipes that bring Uhtred’s world to life as never before.

My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred and his father was also called Uhtred . . .

The Last Kingdom is one of the most successful historical fiction series of our time. The novels tell the epic story of the birth of England and introduces one of the greatest ever fictional heroes: the iconic Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the Saxon-born, Norse-raised warrior and rebel. In this lively compendium, Bernard Cornwell revisits Uhtred’s realm, illuminating elements of the Anglo-Saxon world he couldn’t fully explore in his novels.

Uhtred’s Feast offers rich background on the books of the Last Kingdom series, presenting a fascinating, detailed view of Anglo-Saxon life in all its splendor, danger, and beauty. With his narrative flair, Cornwell explores every aspect of this historical period, from the clothes to weapons to food, offering beautifully crafted recipes of early Anglo-Saxon fare, created by renowned UK chef Suzanne Pollak. In addition, he has written three new stories exclusive to this book that reveal the man behind the shield—Uhtred as a young boy, as Alfred’s advisor, and as prince.”



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... fascinating. Just within the first few minutes of the first episode, a descendant from the Scots Guards of the British Army in Waterloo read a letter describing the day to day operations. Currently, the Scots Guards are training our Ukrainian brothers in Arms
 
Not just food but history and book insights. See:

“In this engaging social history New York Timesbestselling author Bernard Cornwell, “the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today” (Wall Street Journal), completes his epic Last Kingdom series with this companion book featuring three exclusive short stories and sixty recipes that bring Uhtred’s world to life as never before.

My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred and his father was also called Uhtred . . .


The Last Kingdom is one of the most successful historical fiction series of our time. The novels tell the epic story of the birth of England and introduces one of the greatest ever fictional heroes: the iconic Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the Saxon-born, Norse-raised warrior and rebel. In this lively compendium, Bernard Cornwell revisits Uhtred’s realm, illuminating elements of the Anglo-Saxon world he couldn’t fully explore in his novels.

Uhtred’s Feast offers rich background on the books of the Last Kingdom series, presenting a fascinating, detailed view of Anglo-Saxon life in all its splendor, danger, and beauty. With his narrative flair, Cornwell explores every aspect of this historical period, from the clothes to weapons to food, offering beautifully crafted recipes of early Anglo-Saxon fare, created by renowned UK chef Suzanne Pollak. In addition, he has written three new stories exclusive to this book that reveal the man behind the shield—Uhtred as a young boy, as Alfred’s advisor, and as prince.”



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It's in my Amazon cart.
 
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