Saturday, October 3, 2020

Elizabeth Chadwick’s THE GREATEST KNIGHT – Splendid Story of a Historical Knight and his Lady Love in the time of the Plantagenets

This is the second in the William Marshall series (see list below). Set in the 12th century, it tells the story of William Marshall, a young knight who rose to be the greatest knight on the tourney circuit and the favorite of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Chadwick paints a vivid picture of a man who took advantage of every opportunity and, with honor and commitment, never disappointed. Along the way, he meets his true love, Isabelle de Clare, a countess who made William a magnate. I enjoyed seeing their love develop and the strong woman Isabelle was, admired by her husband. Together, they forge an alliance that withstood the test of time.

I love how Chadwick weaves historical fact with her believable fiction. The characters come alive and the history unfolds all around you. Truly a splendid adventure well told!

The Marshal Novels:

A Place Beyond Courage
The Greatest Knight
The Scarlet Lion
The Time of Singing
(The King’s Favor in the US)
To Defy a King

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