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The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Also by Elizabeth Chadwick:

Templar Silks, June 2019
Trade Size / e-Book
The Autumn Throne, October 2016
Trade Size / e-Book
The Winter Crown, September 2015
Paperback / e-Book
The Summer Queen, July 2014
Paperback / e-Book
The Outlaw Knight, September 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Shadows And Strongholds, March 2013
Paperback / e-Book
A Place Beyond Courage, September 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Lady Of The English, September 2011
Paperback / e-Book
To Defy A King, March 2011
Hardcover
For the King's Favor, September 2010
Trade Size
The Scarlet Lion, March 2010
Trade Size
The Greatest Knight, September 2009
Paperback
A Place Beyond Courage, October 2008
Paperback
Shadows And Strongholds, December 2005
Hardcover
The Falcons Of Montabard, October 2004
Paperback
The Winter Mantle, April 2003
Hardcover
Lords Of The White Castle, April 2002
Hardcover
The Wild Hunt, July 1992
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The Greatest Knight
Elizabeth Chadwick

The Unsung Story Of The Queen's Champion

Sourcebooks Landmark
September 2009
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Featuring: William Marshall
560 pages
ISBN: 1402225180
EAN: 9781402225185
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Historical

Royal protector. Loyal servant. Forgotten hero.

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, the volatile and fickle Prince Henry. But being a royal favorite brings its share of danger and jealousy as well as fame and reward.

A writer of uncommon historical integrity and accuracy, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects the true story of one of England's greatest forgotten heroes in a captivating blend of fact and fiction. The Greatest Knight restores William Marshal to his rightful place at the pinnacle of the Middle Ages, reflecting through him the triumphs, scandals, and power struggles that haven't changed in eight hundred years.

Author Note

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ELIZABETH CHADWICK AND THE GREATEST KNIGHT:

The Greatness of William Marshal: The descendants of the Greatest Knight himself include George Washington and Winston Churchill, as well as the Stuart kings of England and Scotland. He was partly responsible for the Magna Carta. He vowed his body to the Templars and is buried in Temple Church in London.

The Appeal of the Time Period: There are very few novels about Marshal, and no one has covered him as in depth as Elizabeth Chadwick has. In addition, unlike the Tudor era, there are not extensive amounts of historical fiction set in the 13th century.

The Integrity of the Research: Elizabeth Chadwick's research is impeccable. She not only visited many locations, but she re-enacted with a living history society where a quarter of the membership are either historians or archaeologists, and she collected and used replica artifacts from the period and engaged in experimental archaeology. She has taken courses in various medieval studies to facilitate her knowledge.

The Breadth of the Audience: Readers who are fans of Sharon Kay Penman, Anya Seton, Diana Gabaldon, Phillipa Gregory, and Jean Plaidy will like Elizabeth Chadwick. She appeals to readers who are looking for historical accuracy and strong, believable characters, readers who want to feel that they are being immersed in the period with well-rounded characters.

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Re: The Greatest Knight

Love your books.
(Sheree Sarandos 1:41am February 11, 2010)

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