I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring the back story of Vienna Waltz in the Fraser Correspondence and now doing the same for my Waterloo book with letters to and from Charles and Mélanie in Brussels in the spring of 1815. As we’ve discussed, it’s interesting to be dealing with a time when Mel is still actively spying while at the same time very much aware of how much Charles means to her.

Here’s a video clip where I talk about the Fraser Correspondence and the Congress of Vienna:

Have the letters from Vienna and Brussels given you new insights in to Charles and Mel? What other issues or events would you like to see touched on in letters? What other characters would you like to see letters from?

Speaking of which, this week’s Fraser Correspondence letter is Charles’s reply to David’s letter of last week.