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By Elizabeth Chadwick

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

Royal protector. dependable servant. Forgotten hero.

A penniless younger knight with few customers, William Marshal is plucked from obscurity while he saves the lifetime of Henry II's ambitious queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In gratitude, she appoints him teach to the inheritor to the throne, the risky and fickle Prince Henry. yet being a royal favourite brings its percentage of risk and jealousy in addition to status and reward.

A author of unusual ancient integrity and accuracy, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects the genuine tale of 1 of England's maximum forgotten heroes in a charming combination of truth and fiction. The maximum Knight restores William Marshal to his rightful position on the top of the center a long time, reflecting via him the triumphs, scandals, and tool struggles that have not replaced in 8 hundred years.

WHAT you want to learn 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 liable for the Magna Carta. He vowed his physique to the Templars and is buried in Temple Church in London.

The charm of the period of time: There are only a few novels approximately Marshal, and nobody has lined him as intensive as Elizabeth Chadwick has. furthermore, not like the Tudor period, there should not vast quantities of ancient fiction set within the thirteenth century.

The Integrity of the examine: Elizabeth Chadwick's examine is impeccable. She not just visited many destinations, yet she re-enacted with a dwelling heritage society the place 1 / 4 of the club are both historians or archaeologists, and she or he gathered and used reproduction artifacts from the interval and engaged in experimental archaeology. She has taken classes in a variety of medieval reports to facilitate her knowledge.

The Breadth of the viewers: Readers who're lovers 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 historic accuracy and powerful, plausible characters, readers who are looking to consider that they're being immersed within the interval with well-rounded characters.


Chadwick's novel immerses readers in Marshal's existence and occasions, which may still turn out exciting to any fan of historic fiction. The royals, and particularly Eleanor, are fairly attention-grabbing characters whom Chadwick employs to nice influence. ―Publishers Weekly

"The most sensible author of medieval fiction presently around." ― Richard Lee, founding father of the Historical Novel Society

"The reader is easily acutely aware on each web page that this is often lifestyles because it used to be lived 8 hundred years in the past, but the characters are a clean and normal as though they have been dwelling within the current time..." ―The old Novels evaluation

"There's no greater author of medieval fiction than the awesome Elizabeth Chadwick." ―Lancashire night Post

"Elizabeth Chadwick is a proficient novelist and a committed researcher; it does not get any higher than that."― Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling writer of Devil's Brood

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