The Greatest Knight - Elizabeth Chadwick

The Greatest Knight

By Elizabeth Chadwick

  • Release Date: 2009-08-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings


Historical fact and fiction are entwined in this engrossing story about the infamous William Marshal. He was the penniless young knight who was plucked from obscurity to become a royal favourite and went on to be described as 'the true Lancelot'. This is the fascinating fictionalised story of the jealousies, romance and conflict within the royal court that led to him becoming a forgotten hero.


  • The Greatest Knight

    By Laura 1981
    Loved the book, Chadwicks ability to tell the story with such colour and detail makes you want to not stop reading and to research that era further. Now for the next in the series
  • A fantastic read

    By BashfulB
    This book is brilliantly well written, and the detail in historical research is excellent. In my opinion this is easily Chadwick's best book. She brings the life of William Marshal, the greatest knight there ever was, to the pages in a way that no history book ever could. His fascinating tale is written in such a beautiful way that you just won't be able to put the book down!
  • An excellent read

    By Rosina may
    A well researched read bringing real characters to life
  • Loved it!

    By MaudieBee
    I absolutely loved this book, it was the second Elizabeth Chadwick book I read and certainly not the last, but remains my favourite. The story of Isabel and William Marshal is one of romance, royal intrigue and bravery, all together in this beautifully written book - all the more worthwhile as it is based on some historical fact - indeed the tomb of William Marshal is in the Temple Church in London. A pure object of escapism and one with a true life hero!
  • My greatest Knight

    By Hydiemate
    I learned a so much history while falling in love with this man. Thankyou