REVIEWS:|* 'The best writer of mediaeval fiction currently around' - HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW|* 'Elizabeth Chadwick knows exactly how to write convincing and compelling historical fiction' - Marina OliverChadwick proves again why she is considered the best author of medieval fiction writing today [Lancashire Evening Post]Spellbinding . . . Based on real characters and extensive res
An exciting medieval historical about William Marshal, probably the greatest knight of the Middle Ages.
Following early beginnings as a knight in the English royal household and a champion of the tourneys, William Marshal's prowess and loyalty have been rewarded by the hand in marriage of Isabelle de Clare, heiress to great estates in England, Normandy and Ireland. Now a powerful magnate, William has weathered the difficult years of King Richard's absence on crusade and is currently serving him on campaign in Normandy while Isabelle governs their estates.
All the stability William and Isabelle have enjoyed with their young and growing family comes crashing down as Richard dies and his brother John becomes King. Rebellion is stirring throughout the Angevin domains and although John has created William Earl of Pembroke, the friction between the two men leads William and Isabelle to distance themselves in Ireland. The situation escalates, with John holding their sons as hostages and seizing their English lands. The conflict between remaining loyal and rebelling, threatens to tear apart William and Isabelle's marriage and their family.
Chadwick proves again why she is considered the best author of medieval fiction writing today [Lancashire Evening Post]
Spellbinding . . . Based on real characters and extensive research, Chadwick's imaginative tale will keep readers captive till the final page [Publishers Weekly]
Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride. Beautifully strong characters and real feel for time and place [Daily Telegraph]
An extraordinary, wonderful, true story . . . I really felt that I had walked with William Marshal, and that my own life was enriched [Richard Lee, Founder and Publisher of The Historical Novel Society]
Required reading [New York Post]
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.