William Marshal
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  • 1
    The Greatest Knight | Elizabeth Chadwick

    The Greatest Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (165)

    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.

    Could have been Greater.

    After finnishing Pillars of the Earth and World With Out End (both excellent), I was calmouring for a new mideval book. Someone had told me this was a..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 27 2010 by Rachel ()
  • 2
    The Scarlet Lion | Elizabeth Chadwick

    The Scarlet Lion

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (141)

    The prowess and loyalty of the great knight William Marshal have been rewarded by the hand in marriage of Isabelle de Clare. William has weathered the difficult years of King Richard's absence on crusade and is currently serving him on campaign in Normandy. But the stability William and Isabelle have enjoyed comes crashing down as Richard dies and his brother John becomes king. Rebellion stirs throughout the Angevin domains, and William and Isabelle distance themselves in Ireland.

    Wonderful/Fantastic Listen

    First time listener of this author, and I can tell you it won't be the last! Elizabeth Chadwick is The best writer of medieval fiction I have read/lis..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 31 2007 by A. J. McConachie (So.Calif.)
  • 3
    The Time of Singing | Elizabeth Chadwick

    The Time of Singing

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    When Roger Bigod, heir to the powerful earldom of Norfolk, arrives at court in 1177 to settle a bitter inheritance dispute with his half-brothers, he encounters Ida de Tosney, young mistress to King Henry II.

    Great performance of an interesting story.

    It ranks high. Peter Wickham's performance was very engaging, and Elizabeth Chadwick provided an great story of characters that were vital to late 12t..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 27 2013 by Kimberly (Roswell, GA, United States)
  • 4
    To Defy a King | Elizabeth Chadwick

    To Defy a King

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    The privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in England, Mahelt Marshal’s life changes dramatically when her father is suspected of treachery by King John. Her brothers become hostages and Mahelt is married to Hugh Bigod, heir to the earldom of Norfolk. Adapting to her new life is hard, but Mahelt comes to love Hugh deeply; however, defying her father-in-law brings disgrace and heartbreak.

    Fabulous story, annoying narration

    No, because the narration, I felt, detracted from the story.

    Reviewed on April 18 2012 by Panthea14 (Australia)