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Published by Ecco Books in New York, USA .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25683259M
ISBN 10006226205X
ISBN 109780062262059

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This was indeed a fabulous book on a Knight who is deemed today by many in academic circles to have been The Greatest Knight. This accounting of Earl William Marshal is nothing short of brilliant. Persons who study, read, learn, and write of medieval History will of course be able to split hairs on the work offered by Mr. Asbridge/5().   "The Greatest Knight" is a close second to my all-time favorite novel, "Katherine." Chadwick brings to life an amazing man, who was the epitome of medieval chivalry. William Marshal's early life is dealt with in great detail, living the reader a glimpse into the life of a lowly knight-errant, who works his way into the upper echelons of court /5(). Great book about the Greatest Knight Oooooooooo, loved every minute of this book, didn't want it to end so I was pleased to discover there's a sequel! The narrator is easy to listen to, which is obviously a bonus and the story canters along at a great pace!! 3 people found this helpful.   The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal the Power Behind Five English Thrones by Thomas Asbridge book review. Click to read the full review of The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal the Power Behind Five English Thrones in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Robert Davis.

  Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty, passion, and bloody intrigue of the Middle Ages. The Greatest Knight features 16 pages of black-and-white and color illustrations. William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke ( or – 14 May ), also called William the Marshal (Norman French: Williame li Mareschal, French: Guillaume le Maréchal), was an Anglo-Norman soldier and statesman. He served five English kings – Henry II, his sons the "Young King" Henry, Richard I, John, and John's son Henry III. Knighted in , he spent his younger years as a knight Buried: Temple Church, London.   The Greatest Knight is a must-read for any lover of history and/or the medieval period. Ms. Chadwick's account drags you right in and sets you down on the dusty, dirt roads alongside her hero and his entourage. THE GREATEST KNIGHT was amazing This book seemed to have a little bit of everything — suspense, deceit, love, wars, scandals/5(K). In The Greatest Knight, renowned historian Thomas Asbridge draws upon the thirteenth-century biography and an array of other contemporary evidence to present a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times. Asbridge charts the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honor yet driven by unquenchable ambition.

  The Greatest Knight gives us a moving portrait of one man’s struggle, ascent and final (peaceful) demise. The Sunday Times (UK) Mr. Asbridge has written a rip-roaring new life of Marshal, which will leave readers hungry a generally splendid account of a great medieval life/5(3). Dan Jones reviews “The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones,” by Thomas Asbridge.   THE GREATEST KNIGHT The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones By Thomas Asbridge Ecco/HarperCollins, $ The first two book of the series, The Greatest Knight’ and The Scarlet Lion’ detail much of the history: William Marshal’s rise through the ranks, eventually being chosen by the enigmatic Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine to train her sons in horsemanship and chivalry.