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The Greatest Knight: A gripping novel about William Marshal - one of England's forgotten heroes

Elizabeth Chadwick

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William Marshal, Fiction, Historical adventure, Historical romance, Historical fiction

Reissue of Elizabeth Chadwick's best loved classic tale of love and battle in medieval England: THE GREATEST KNIGHT

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.

'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times
'Stunning' Barbara Erskine

***Elizabeth's new novel TEMPLAR SILKS is OUT NOW in hardback, ebook and audio, and available to pre-order in paperback.***


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

'Enjoyable and sensuous' Daily Mail

'Stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable' Barbara Erskine

'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home

'A sumptuous ride' Daily Telegraph

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Praise for The Greatest Knight: A gripping novel about William Marshal - one of England's forgotten heroes

  • Elizabeth Chadwick is a disciplined and hugely talented storyteller...highly recommended. - HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW

  • Elizabeth Chadwick knows exactly how to write convincing and compelling historical fiction - Marina Oliver

  • The author blends authentic period detail with a modern convnention for emotional drama. - MAIL ON SUNDAY

  • An author who makes history come gloriously alive. - THE TIMES

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Elizabeth Chadwick

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 five times.

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