By Elizabeth Chadwick
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!
Royal protector. dependable servant. Forgotten hero.
A penniless younger knight with few clients, William Marshal is plucked from obscurity whilst he saves the lifetime of Henry II's ambitious queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In gratitude, she appoints him educate to the inheritor to the throne, the risky and fickle Prince Henry. yet being a royal favourite brings its percentage of possibility and jealousy in addition to popularity and reward.
A author of unusual old integrity and accuracy, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects the real tale of 1 of England's maximum forgotten heroes in an enthralling combination of truth and fiction. The maximum Knight restores William Marshal to his rightful position on the top of the center a while, reflecting via him the triumphs, scandals, and tool struggles that have not replaced in 8 hundred years.
WHAT you might want to find out about ELIZABETH CHADWICK AND the best KNIGHT:
The Greatness of William Marshal: The descendants of the best Knight himself comprise George Washington and Winston Churchill, in addition to the Stuart kings of britain and Scotland. He used to be partially chargeable for the Magna Carta. He vowed his physique to the Templars and is buried in Temple Church in London.
The attraction of the period of time: There are only a few novels approximately Marshal, and nobody has lined him as extensive as Elizabeth Chadwick has. moreover, not like the Tudor period, there usually are not wide quantities of historic fiction set within the thirteenth century.
The Integrity of the study: Elizabeth Chadwick's learn is impeccable. She not just visited many destinations, yet she re-enacted with a residing background society the place 1 / 4 of the club are both historians or archaeologists, and he or she gathered and used reproduction artifacts from the interval and engaged in experimental archaeology. She has taken classes in a number of medieval stories to facilitate her knowledge.
The Breadth of the viewers: Readers who're fanatics of Sharon Kay Penman, Anya Seton, Diana Gabaldon, Phillipa Gregory, and Jean Plaidy will like Elizabeth Chadwick. She appeals to readers who're searching for ancient accuracy and robust, plausible characters, readers who are looking to think that they're being immersed within the interval with well-rounded characters.
PRAISE FOR ELIZABETH CHADWICK:
Chadwick's novel immerses readers in Marshal's lifestyles and instances, which should still turn out interesting to any fan of historic fiction. The royals, and particularly Eleanor, are fairly attention-grabbing characters whom Chadwick employs to nice impact. —Publishers Weekly
"The top author of medieval fiction at present around." — Richard Lee, founding father of the Historical Novel Society
"The reader is easily acutely aware on each web page that this is often existence because it used to be lived 8 hundred years in the past, but the characters are a clean and ordinary as though they have been residing within the current time..." —The old Novels overview
"There's no larger author of medieval fiction than the incredible Elizabeth Chadwick." —Lancashire night Post
"Elizabeth Chadwick is a proficient novelist and a devoted researcher; it does not get any higher than that."— Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling writer of Devil's Brood
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