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Elizabeth Chadwick is the author of 17 historical novels, including The Greatest Knight, The Scarlet Lion, A Place Beyond Courage, For the King's Favor, Shadows and Strongholds, The Winter Mantle, The Falcons of Montabard, and To Defy a King, six of which have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Awards.
Great read for those who like to learn English history indirectly through historical fiction.
I have to say that this is a wonderful story that once you start reading, you are hooked and will lose sleep for staying up reading it.
This book gives a great background to Empress Matilda and Henry I's second Queen, Adeliza of Louvain, between 1125 and 1148.
This started as "reluctant reader" doing her duty to this portion of history. I did not LIKE Matilda. Read morePublished 7 days ago by FunReader
Empress Matilda has always been one of those historical figures I haven’t had much sympathy for. She seemed to be her own worst enemy with her arrogance and lack of respect for... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Sarah L. Gruwell
I have almost finished all of
Elizabeth Chadwick's books on this period.. Have loved all of them.
I didn't know a lot about this personage (Matilda or Stephen) so this was an interesting take. The trials she went through and the repeated back stabbing that was so common made... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Otterslove
Since I enjoy historical novels this one fit the bill. I hadn't read much about this.Published 7 months ago by Jody B
This book is so very interesting and knowing the historical background is factual makes
It rate 3 stars in my opinion. Read more