Jack Woodville London

About me

Diplomate of Academie St.Cere’ France and University of Texas Law School. Author of French Letters Series, Virginia’s War (Runner up Best Novel of the South and Romantic Novels with a Twist)and Engaged in War, Finalist Best Fiction London Book Festival, 1st Place Indie Excellence, 2d Place Stars and Flags; Author of the Year 2012 Military Writers Society of America. Author of writing series A Novel Approach and On the Nightstand, a review of books that keep me awake or put me to sleep. Married to wife, Alice, two sons and a daughter, and encouraged by JuneBug the cat.

From my website

On the Nightstand: A Verdugo Winter

The word verdugo is, of course, from the Spanish office of torturer for the Inquisition. That group’s work was much admired in England by the Tudors (Henry VIII, Queen Mary, Elizabeth…), who set about to stretch the limits of the human body with such things as the rack, the wheel,…

Touching the Past: In Honor of Veterans

The way led down a paved road, then another mile on a rough road past a farmhouse, then off the road altogether along a rutted lane that disappeared into the woods.  Two turnings later the path stopped in a forest clearing.  Two men, one the head of the local veterans’…

St. Crispin’s Day, 600 years on: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

October 25 is St. Crispin’s Day, originally celebrated for a cobbler who was martyred by the Romans in AD 286 but in modern times known for the startling English victory over the vastly larger French army at Azincourt on October 24, 1415.  For the English, the victory at Azincourt has…

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