William Marshal

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 961 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 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    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 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    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