Re-enactors join Conwy veteran for signing of first Llandudno novel

A Conwy-based ARMY veteran has been joined by re-enactors to mark the release of his first novel with a book signing in Llandudno.

Charles Cordell releases “God’s Vindictive Wrath”, published by Myrmidon, on Tuesday, July 12.

He will then be signing copies of the book at Waterstones, Llandudno on Saturday July 16, joined by re-enactors from the Sir John Owens Regiment of Foote dressed and equipped as soldiers from Britain’s Civil Wars.

Charles (centre) at Waterstones Llandudno. Photo: Charles Cordel

“God’s Vindictive Wrath” is a story set during the early weeks of the English Civil War, written by Charles, who served as a career soldier and field diplomat in the Middle East, South Asia and South Africa. North.

Last month he told the Pioneer“This story is not based on a single hero. He does not take sides. His voices, ordinary men and women, clash in the chaos of a civil war Britain.

“Difficulties, inequalities, injustices mark each character.

“Everyone is confronted with the brutal reality and human emotions of war, the bloodiest in British history – a war fought in our towns, villages and fields, a war that forged the United Kingdom and many political divisions that persist today.

North Wales Pioneer: Charles served as a career soldier and field diplomat in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.  Photo: Charles CordelCharles served as a career soldier and field diplomat in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa. Photo: Charles Cordel

“One of the characters is a Denbighshire shepherd turned Cyfylliog musketeer. The role North Wales played in the civil wars was huge.

“The book also includes dialogue and songs in Welsh.”

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The re-enactors who have joined Charles are members of the Sealed Knot – the largest living history organization in Europe – dedicated to recreating the battles of the British Civil Wars.

Charles has also pledged that 2% of all royalties from the sale of “God’s Vindictive” Wrath will be donated to Armed Forces charities.

For more information on the book, visit: www.waterstones.com/book/gods-vindictive-wrath-2022/charles-cordell/9781910183311.

To learn more about Charles, visit: facebook.com/CharlesCordellAuthor.

Irene B. Bowles