* England in the closing days of the reign of King John is brought vividly to life by one of our finest historical novelists.
England in the closing days of the reign of King John is brought vividly to life by one of our finest historical novelists.
Despite having signed the Magna Carta and made promises to mend his ways, there is still great dissatisfaction with King John's rule. Among the rebellious nobles is young Nicholas de Caen. While fighting John's troops, he is captured, but during the trip back to be questioned, the treacherous marshes cause trouble and Nicholas and King John's treasure are both lost. Nicholas is injured and ends up at a nunnery where he is nursed by Miriel of Wisbech.
The best writer of medieval fiction currently around - HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW
One of Elizabeth Chadwick's strengths is a stunning grasp of historical detail. Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable - Barbara Erskine
Chadwick is a prize-winning novelist who does not romanticize what was often a dangerous and brutal time...Intelligent, enjoyable and entertaining - LIBRARY JOURNAL
Reading an Elizabeth Chadwick is the next best thing to time travel. - Sharon Kay Penman
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.