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By Elizabeth Chadwick

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

Royal protector. unswerving servant. Forgotten hero.

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

A author of unusual old integrity and accuracy, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects the genuine tale of 1 of England's maximum forgotten heroes in a charming mixture 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 gear struggles that have not replaced in 8 hundred years.

WHAT you'll 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 in part chargeable 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 coated him as extensive as Elizabeth Chadwick has. additionally, 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 examine is impeccable. She not just visited many destinations, yet she re-enacted with a dwelling historical past society the place 1 / 4 of the club are both historians or archaeologists, and she or he amassed and used copy artifacts from the interval and engaged in experimental archaeology. She has taken classes in a number of medieval experiences to facilitate her knowledge.

The Breadth of the viewers: Readers who're enthusiasts 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 instances, which may still end up interesting to any fan of ancient fiction. The royals, and particularly Eleanor, are fairly attention-grabbing characters whom Chadwick employs to nice influence. ―Publishers Weekly

"The top author of medieval fiction at present around." ― Richard Lee, founding father of the Historical Novel Society

"The reader is definitely conscious on each web page that this is often existence because it was once 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 assessment

"There's no larger author of medieval fiction than the amazing 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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