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The Greatest Knight

(2005)
(The first book in the William Marshal series)
A novel by

 
 
Based on fact, this is the story of William Marshal, the greatest knight of the Middle Ages, unsurpassed in the tourneys, adeptly manoeuvring through the colourful, dangerous world of Angevin politics to become one of the most powerful magnates of the realm and eventually regent of England. From minor beginnings and a narrow escape from death in childhood, William Marshal steadily rises through the ranks to become tutor in arms to the son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. A champion on the tourney field, William must face the danger and petty jealousy targeting a royal favourite. Dogged by scandal, banished from court, his services are nevertheless sought throughout Europe and when William's honour is vindicated, he returns to court and wins greater acclaim and power than before. A crusader and the only knight ever to unhorse the legendary Richard Coeur de Lion, William's courage and steadfastness are rewarded by the hand in marriage of Anglo-Irish heiress Isobel de Clare, 19 years old, the grandaughter of kings and his equal in every way.

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"A stunning grasp of historical detail... her characters are beguilling, the story intriguing and very enjoyable." - Barbara Erskine


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Hardback Editions

August 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Greatest Knight (William Marshal, #2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
ISBN: 0-312-35876-8 / 978-0-312-35876-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Greatest Knight - William Marshal - A Novel of A Legendary Man
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
ISBN: 0-316-72832-2 / 978-0-316-72832-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Paperback Editions

July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
ISBN: 0-7515-3660-1 / 978-0-7515-3660-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Greatest Knight: The Unsung Story of the Queen's Champion
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
ISBN: 1-4022-2518-0 / 978-1-4022-2518-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: The Greatest Knight
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
ISBN: 1-4079-5430-X / 978-1-4079-5430-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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July 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Greatest Knight
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Greatest Knight
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Greatest Knight
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Greatest Knight
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
ISBN: 1-84559-427-4 / 978-1-84559-427-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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June 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Greatest Knight
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
ISBN: 1-84559-459-2 / 978-1-84559-459-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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August 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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August 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
ISBN: 1-4055-0189-8 / 978-1-4055-0189-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Greatest Knight: The Unsung Story of the Queen's Champion (William Marshal Book 2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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August 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Sphere
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August 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal
Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK