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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 bold queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In gratitude, she appoints him train to the inheritor to the throne, the risky and fickle Prince Henry. yet being a royal favourite brings its percentage of chance and jealousy in addition to popularity and reward.

A author of unusual historic integrity and accuracy, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects the real tale of 1 of England's maximum forgotten heroes in an enthralling mix 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 need 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 was once 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 intensive as Elizabeth Chadwick has. furthermore, not like the Tudor period, there aren't wide quantities of ancient fiction set within the thirteenth century.

The Integrity of the examine: Elizabeth Chadwick's learn is impeccable. She not just visited many destinations, yet she re-enacted with a dwelling background society the place 1 / 4 of the club are both historians or archaeologists, and she or he accumulated 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 trying to find ancient accuracy and powerful, plausible characters, readers who are looking to think 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 end up interesting to any fan of historic fiction. The royals, and particularly Eleanor, are really attention-grabbing characters whom Chadwick employs to nice influence. ―Publishers Weekly

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

"The reader is definitely acutely aware on each web page that this can be existence because it was once lived 8 hundred years in the past, but the characters are a clean and average as though they have been residing within the current time..." ―The ancient Novels evaluation

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

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

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