William Marshal

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 981 ratings

The Greatest Knight Publisher's Summary

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 world of power and politics to become one of the most powerful magnates of the realm and eventually Regent of England.

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  • Book 1

    • The Greatest Knight

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could have been Greater.

    • By Rachel on 12-27-10

    Regular price: $33.22

  • Book 2

    • The Scarlet Lion

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful/Fantastic Listen

    • By A. J. McConachie on 05-31-07

    Regular price: $20.35

  • Book 3

    • The Time of Singing

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance of an interesting story.

    • By Kimberly on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $19.25

  • Book 4

    • To Defy a King

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent +

    • By Compute on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $16.41