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The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal

Elizabeth Chadwick



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01 May 2019
True stories; Fiction & Literature; Historical fiction
SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTOR'S EDITION to mark the 800th anniversary of William Marshal's death.

A 'Director's Cut' of Elizabeth Chadwick's bestselling and best-loved novel.

Normandy, 1167 A penniless young knight with few prospects, William Marshal is plucked from obscurity when he saves the life of Henry II's formidable queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In gratitude, she appoints him tutor to the heir to the throne.

However, being a royal favourite brings its share of conflict and envy as well as fame and reward. William's influence over the volatile, fickle Prince Henry and his young wife is resented by less favoured courtiers who set about engineering his downfall.

In a captivating blend of fact and fiction, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects one of England's greatest forgotten heroes.

Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick
'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times
'Enjoyable and sensuous' Daily Mail
'Stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable' Barbara Erskine
By:   Elizabeth Chadwick
Imprint:   Virago
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9780751575651
ISBN 10:   0751575658
Series:   William Marshal
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   01 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early mediaeval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historial and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt and has been shortlisted for the RNA Awards four times.

Reviews for The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal

An author who makes history come gloriously alive. * THE TIMES * The author blends authentic period detail with a modern convnention for emotional drama. * MAIL ON SUNDAY * Elizabeth Chadwick knows exactly how to write convincing and compelling historical fiction * Marina Oliver * Elizabeth Chadwick is a disciplined and hugely talented storyteller...highly recommended. * HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW *

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