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)
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, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects one of England's greatest forgotten heroes, restoring him to his rightful place at the apex of the Middle Ages.
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Buchbeschreibung Brown Book Group Little Jul 2006, 2006. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198x128x36 mm. Neuware - Historical fact and fiction are entwined in this engrossing story about the infamous William Marshal. He was the penniless young knight who was plucked from obscurity to become a royal favourite and went on to be described as 'the true Lancelot'. This is the fascinating fictionalised story of the jealousies, romance and conflict within the royal court that led to him becoming a forgotten hero. 576 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780751536607