7 edition of Greatest Knight found in the catalog.
November 3, 2005
by Time Warner Books UK
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||560|
The Greatest Knight starts off with a dream William Marshal has when he is twenty and has just been knighted. As a young boy of five, he served as a hostage to King Stephen, but his father broke his oath, so Stephen would have been well within his rights to hang little William. In The Greatest Knight, renowned historian Thomas Asbridge draws upon the thirteenth-century biography and an array of other contemporary evidence to present a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times. Asbridge charts the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honor yet driven by unquenchable ambition/5(8).
That knight is William Marshal and I recently finished a book called “The Greatest Knight:The Remarkable Life of William Marshal” that tells his story. The book is written by Thomas Asbridge, a noted historian who has written several other books on the Crusades. William Marshal was a younger son of a minor noble in England. But, the book stuck in my head, so when I left home, I decided that was close enough to being a grown up that I could read the book without having entered the marriage state. And so, I came across the ONLY historical fiction I could find on William Marshall, that being this very same The Greatest Knight.4/5(50).
Get this from a library! The greatest knight. [Elizabeth Chadwick] -- William Marshal saves the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, as a reward she appoints him tutor to the heir to the throne. There are those in court who resent this so they plot his downfall. 'The Greatest Knight' is the true story of a medieval knight, told with rich detail Drawing on a 13th-century manuscript, Thomas Asbridge has fashioned a Author: Nick Romeo.
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[The Greatest Knight] will appeal to history buffs as well as fans of fiction set in the medieval period.” (Library Journal, starred review) “A valuable biography of an important figure in a distant, violent, barely comprehensible era.” (Kirkus Reviews)/5(). The Greatest Knight is absolutely packed with the senses.
Chadwick also is skilled at writing just the perfect amount of description and interspersing it with dialogue What makes The Greatest Knight exceptional is the consistently pitch-perfect way /5(). The Greatest Knight is an impeccably written book.
From the Goodreads synposis - "She (Elizabeth Chadwich) appeals to readers who are looking for historical accuracy and strong, believable Finally, an author pays Greatest Knight book to this little-known English knight/5.
This was indeed a fabulous book on a Knight who is deemed today by many in academic circles to have been The Greatest Knight. This accounting of Earl William Marshal is nothing short of brilliant. Persons who study, read, learn, and write of medieval History will of course be able to split hairs on the work offered by Mr.
Asbridge/5(). "The Greatest Knight" is a close second to my all-time favorite novel, "Katherine." Chadwick brings to life an amazing man, who was the epitome of medieval chivalry. William Marshal's early life is dealt with in great detail, living the reader a glimpse into the life of a lowly knight-errant, who works his way into the upper echelons of court /5().
Great book about the Greatest Knight Oooooooooo, loved every minute of this book, didn't want it to end so I was pleased to discover there's a sequel. The narrator is easy to listen to, which is obviously a bonus and the story canters along at a great pace!. 3 people found this helpful.
The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal the Power Behind Five English Thrones by Thomas Asbridge book review.
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Review written by Robert Davis. THE GREATEST KNIGHT is without question Elizabeth Chadwick's finest novel. What is most noticeable about Chadwick's latest is the subtle escalation of her writing talents which are only enhanced by her usual flair for meticulous research and that escalation can be felt in the story's atmosphere and dialogue.5/5(5).
Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty, passion, and bloody intrigue of the Middle Ages. The Greatest Knight features 16 pages of black-and-white and color illustrations.
In The Greatest Knight, renowned historian Thomas Asbridge draws upon the thirteenth-century biography and an array of other contemporary evidence to present a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times. Asbridge charts the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honor yet driven by unquenchable ambition.
The Greatest Knight is a must-read for any lover of history and/or the medieval period. Chadwick's account drags you right in and sets you down on the dusty, dirt roads alongside her hero and his entourage.
THE GREATEST KNIGHT was amazing This book seemed to have a little bit of everything — suspense, deceit, love, wars, scandals/5(K).
The Greatest Knight gives us a moving portrait of one man’s struggle, ascent and final (peaceful) demise. The Sunday Times (UK) Mr. Asbridge has written a rip-roaring new life of Marshal, which will leave readers hungry a generally splendid account of a great medieval life/5(3).
Dan Jones reviews “The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones,” by Thomas Asbridge. THE GREATEST KNIGHT The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones By Thomas Asbridge Ecco/HarperCollins, $ The first two book of the series, The Greatest Knight’ and The Scarlet Lion’ detail much of the history: William Marshal’s rise through the ranks, eventually being chosen by the enigmatic Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine to train her sons in horsemanship and chivalry.
Synopsis. Based on a true story. From impoverished young knight to magnate of the realm via the tourney fields, bedchambers and political battlegrounds, The Greatest Knight is a sumptuous tale that restores William Marshal to his rightful place and reflects through him the triumphs, scandals and power struggles that haven’t changed in eight hundred years.
Revered as the greatest knight of his generation, William Marshal, the subject of my latest book, personified both the chivalrous qualities and grasping ambition of this warrior class. Born the. El Cid - the story of history's greatest knight, a hero of Spain and the Reconquista. This is a compilation of all my previous El Cid videos in a documentary presentation.
In the historical novel The Greatest Knight, author Elizabeth Chadwick shines a light on the Middle Ages—an oft-used but still seldom well-understood time. William Marshal found his calling early in life, and trained hard to become a knight worthy of the tourneys that the King of France so loved, but which his own monarch prohibited.5/5.
There are several possible contenders. The most obvious choice is William Marshall, but since he's already been mentioned, here are a few others: Godfrey of Bouillon Godfrey is worth listing because, if you had asked any medieval knight who th.
Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty, passion, and bloody intrigue of the Middle Ages.
The Greatest Knight features 16 pages of black-and-white and color illustrations. • M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spy Master by Henry Hemming is published by Penguin (£20).
To order a copy for £17, go to or call Free UK p&p over.From humble beginnings and a narrow escape from death in childhood, William Marshall steadily rises through the ranks to become tutor in arms to the son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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 .