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Elizabeth Chadwick

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Best selling historical novelist Elizabeth Chadwick won a Betty Trask Award for her first novel The Wild Hunt. She has been shortlisted for the UK's mainstream Best Romantic Novel of the Year Award 4 times and longlisted twice. Her novel The Scarlet Lion about the great William Marshal and his wife Isabelle de Clare, has been selected by Richard Lee, founder of the Historical Novel Society as one of the landmark historical novels of the last ten years.
When not at her desk, she can be found taking long walks with the dog, baking cakes, reading books (of course!) exploring ruins, listening to various brands of rock and metal music, and occasionally slaving over a steaming cauldron with re-enactment society Regia Anglorum.

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I was asked to write the introduction to the above rather marvellous reference book and was truly delighted to do so. As I say in the introduction, if I'd had this around during my long apprenticeship in finding out what I needed to know to write my novels, my path would have been considerably less burdened! It really is worth having on your bookshelf.I asked the two a... Read more of this blog post »
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The Greatest Knight (Willia...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 5,361 ratings — published 2005 — 22 editions
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The Scarlet Lion (William M...
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 3,586 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
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Lady of the English
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,568 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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To Defy a King (William Mar...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 2,391 ratings — published 2010 — 19 editions
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A Place Beyond Courage (Wil...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,880 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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Shadows and Strongholds
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,764 ratings — published 2004 — 18 editions
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The Summer Queen (Eleanor o...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,625 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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The Time of Singing (Willia...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,950 ratings — published 2008 — 17 editions
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Lords of the White Castle (...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 1,404 ratings — published 2000 — 25 editions
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The Champion
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,051 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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The Greatest Knight by Thomas Asbridge
The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, The Power Behind Five English Thrones
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I confess that before I read Thomas Asbridge’s THE GREATEST KNIGHT” I was already curious about this new biography of William Marshal. The lives of John FitzGilbert the Marshal and his son William are a lifelong study subject for me outside my novel ...more
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June 2015 sees the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta at Runnymede and in this book Dan Jones presents a useful guide to bring the general reader up to speed. Dan Jones is of course, the author of the bestselling non fiction work THE PLA ...more
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“Your enemies have neither the proof nor the backbone to stand against you, but say something often enough in vulnerable ears and incredulity turns to belief.”
Elizabeth Chadwick, The Greatest Knight

“Grief was just the moment before you tied the thread and began the next one”
Elizabeth Chadwick, Lady of the English

“It alters you irrevocably when you reach 30 years old and
see a rip in the fabric of your dreams for every one of those years.
Suddenly you're threadbare to the world.”
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Kimberly Thanks for adding me to your friends, Elizabeth.

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