The Resource The greatest knight : the unsung story of the queen's champion, Elizabeth Chadwick, (electronic resource)

The greatest knight : the unsung story of the queen's champion, Elizabeth Chadwick, (electronic resource)

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The greatest knight : the unsung story of the queen's champion
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The greatest knight
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the unsung story of the queen's champion
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Elizabeth Chadwick
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greatest knight
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the unsung story of the queens champion
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eng
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Royal protector. Loyal servant. Forgotten hero. 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, the volatile and fickle Prince Henry. But being a royal favorite brings its share of danger and jealousy as well as fame and reward. A writer of uncommon historical integrity and accuracy, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects the true story of one of England's greatest forgotten heroes in a captivating blend of fact and fiction. The Greatest Knight restores William Marshal to his rightful place at the pinnacle of the Middle Ages, reflecting through him the triumphs, scandals, and power struggles that haven't changed in eight hundred years. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ELIZABETH CHADWICK AND THE GREATEST KNIGHT: The Greatness of William Marshal: The descendants of the Greatest Knight himself include George Washington and Winston Churchill, as well as the Stuart kings of England and Scotland. He was partly responsible for the Magna Carta. He vowed his body to the Templars and is buried in Temple Church in London. The Appeal of the Time Period: There are very few novels about Marshal, and no one has covered him as in depth as Elizabeth Chadwick has. In addition, unlike the Tudor era, there are not extensive amounts of historical fiction set in the 13th century. The Integrity of the Research: Elizabeth Chadwick's research is impeccable. She not only visited many locations, but she re-enacted with a living history society where a quarter of the membership are either historians or archaeologists, and she collected and used replica artifacts from the period and engaged in experimental archaeology. She has taken courses in various medieval studies to facilitate her knowledge. The Breadth of the Audience: Readers who are fans of Sharon Kay Penman, Anya Seton, Diana Gabaldon, Phillipa Gregory, and Jean Plaidy will like Elizabeth Chadwick. She appeals to readers who are looking for historical accuracy and strong, believable characters, readers who want to feel that they are being immersed in the period with well-rounded characters
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Raised from obscurity for his role in saving the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, William Marshal becomes a royal favorite before his influence over prince Henry makes him the subject of envy and scandal, a downfall for which he is sent on a pilgrimage to the holy land and eventually married to Isabelle de Clare. 10,000 first printing
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328140
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Midwest
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1957-
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Chadwick, Elizabeth
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823/.914
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Knights and knighthood
  • Favorites, Royal
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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adult
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the unsung story of the queen's champion
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The greatest knight : the unsung story of the queen's champion, Elizabeth Chadwick, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11434740
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1 online resource
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online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781402228643
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11434740
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remote
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The greatest knight : the unsung story of the queen's champion, Elizabeth Chadwick, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11434740
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781402228643
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11434740
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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