A new standalone book from one of the best historical fiction authors, about the fearless Irish princess and unsung heroine Aoife MacMurchada
Aoife MacMurchada is just 14 years old when her father Diarmit, King of Leinster, is brutally deposed, and her family is forced to flee Southern Ireland into English exile. Diarmit seeks help from King Henry II, an alliance that leads him to the charismatic Richard de Clare, lord of Striguil, a man dissatisfied with his lot and open to new horizons.
Diarmit promises Richard wealth, lands, and Aoife's hand in marriage in return for his aid, but Aoife, has her own thoughts on the matter. She may be a prize, but she is not a pawn and she will play the game to her own advantage.
From the royal halls of scheming kings, to staunch Welsh border fortresses and across storm-tossed seas to the wild green kingdoms of Ireland, THE IRISH PRINCESS is a sumptuous, journey of ambition and desire, love and loss, heartbreak and survival.
Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick - -
An author who makes history come gloriously alive - The Times
One of Elizabeth Chadwick's strengths is her stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable
Enjoyable and sensuous - Daily Mail
Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel, you know you are in for a sumptuous ride - Daily Telegraph
Chadwick's research is impeccable, her characters fully formed and her storytelling enthralling - Historical Novel Review
Meticulous research and strong storytelling - Woman & Home
A riveting read. Meticulously researched with a powerful storyline, this is a glorious adventure not to be missed! - Candis
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 four times.