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The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
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Apr 22, 10

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Read in January, 2010

William Marshall was a real person; born in relative obscurity he rose through the ranks to become “the greatest knight that ever lived” as well as Earl of Pembroke. He served under four kings of England, although this book only covers his exploits under two, Henry II and Richard I. He married Isabel de Clare, who was the daughter of Strongbow. And through her gained the rights to Leinster.

This could so easily have been I book I loved. Knights! Jousting! A decent story. Entertaining characters. It could have been brilliant. Unfortunately it wasn’t. It was entertaining and a solid bit of entertainment, but it wasn’t great enough to be loved. Everything about it is good. But nothing is great, which is a huge pity, but there you go.

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