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Elizabeth Chadwick - The Autumn Throne
England, 1176 Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission, even as he forces her away from her children and her birthright. Freed only by Henry's death, Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry stirred up among his sons has intensified to a dangerous rivalry. Eleanor will need every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crosses the Alps in winter to bring Richard his bride, and travels medieval Europe to ransom her beloved son. But even her indomitable spirit will be tested to its limits as she attempts to keep the peace between her warring sons, and find a place in the centres of power for her daughters. Eleanor of Aquitaine's powerful story is brought to a triumphant and beautiful close by much-loved author Elizabeth Chadwick
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Wild Hunt
In the wild, windswept Welsh marches a noble young lord rides homewards, embittered, angry and in danger. He is Guyon, lord of Ledworth, heir to threatened lands, husband-to-be of Judith of Ravenstow. Their union will save his lands - but they have yet to meet...For this is Wales at the turn of the twelfth century. Dynasties forge and fight, and behind the precarious throne of William Rufus political intrigue is raging. Caught amidst the violence are Judith and Guyon, bound together yet poles apart. But when a dark secret from the past is revealed and the full horror of war crashes over Guyon and Judith, they are forced to face insurmountable odds. Together... Winner of a Betty Trask award in 1991, The Wild Hunt is the first title in the Ravenstow trilogy and is followed by The Running Vixen and The Leopard Unleashed.
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Love Knot
The year is 1140 and England is torn by the strife of civil war. Oliver Pascal chances upon a village raided by mercenaries and rescues the survivors: an orphaned boy, who is the illegitimate son of the old king, and his mother's maid, a young widow named Catrin. After escorting them to Bristol Castle, they are accepted into the household of Robert of Gloucester and while Catrin finds herself falling in love with Oliver she suffers a deep boredom at the frivolity of court life. Thus when the old midwife Etheldreda offers to teach her the secrets of her ancient art, Catrin agrees. But the midwife's life is fraught with dangers, not least Oliver's own personal fears which threaten their relationship, but also in the shape of two men, both killers and both of whom threaten the couple's lives. However, Catrin is determined to pursue her career and keep Oliver and while England fights a civil war, she battles for her love and for her vocation.
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Running Vixen
1126. Heulwen, daughter of Welsh Marcher baron Guyon FitzMiles, has grown up with her father's ward, Adam de Lacey. There has always been a spark between them, but when Heulwen marries elsewhere, to Ralf le Chevalier, a devastated Adam absents himself on various diplomatic missions for King Henry I. When Ralf is killed in a skirmish, Heulwen's father considers a new marriage for her with his neighbour's son, Warrin de Mortimer. Adam, recently returned to England, has good reason to loathe Warrin and is determined not to lose Heulwen a second time. But Heulwen is torn between her duty to her father and the pull of her heart. Adam is no longer the awkward boy she remembers, but a man who stirs every fibre of her being - which places them both in great danger, because Warrin de Mortimer is not a man to be crossed and the future of a country is at stake ...
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Irish Princess
Ireland, 1160 Aoife MacMurchada is just 14 years old when her father Diarmit, King of Leinster, is brutally deposed, and her family is forced to flee Southern Ireland into English exile. Diarmit seeks help from King Henry II, an alliance that leads him to the charismatic Richard de Clare, lord of Striguil, a man dissatisfied with his lot and open to new horizons. Diarmit promises Richard wealth, lands, and Aoife's hand in marriage in return for his aid, but Aoife, has her own thoughts on the matter. She may be a prize, but she is not a pawn and she will play the game to her own advantage.
Elizabeth Chadwick - Az első lovag
Arthur király és a kerekasztal lovagjainak legendáriumához. De ez a feldolgozás három személy köré szövődik: Arthur király (Sean Connery), Lancelot (Richard Gere) és Guinevra (Julia Ormond) szerelmi hármasának bonyodalmait részletezi. A film a még fiatal lány Guinevrát mutatja meg: megtudhatjuk, hogy nem afféle félős úri leányka volt, hanem lovagolni, fegyvert forgatni képes amazon. És Angliáért feleségül ment Arthurhoz, akit tisztelt, becsült és szeretett. De egy vitézségi próbán feltűnt egy ifjú, akit senki nem tudott legyőzni. Akaratuk ellenére egymásba szerettek, és szenvedtek, mert mindketten hű alattvalói voltak a királynak. Mit tehetett ebben a helyzetben Arthur, aki igazságosságáról is híres volt?
Elizabeth Chadwick - Die Rose von Windsor
Ein Mitterlalterepos zum Genießen Als Roger Bigod, der Erbe der mächtigen Grafschaft Norfolk, im Jahre 1177 an den Hof des englischen Königs Henry II. kommt, trifft er dort auf Ida de Tosney, die jüngste Mätresse des Königs, die sogleich sein Herz erobert. Und auch die schöne Ida fühlt sich sehr zu Roger hingezogen. Als Opfer der Willkür des Königs begleitet sie stets die Angst vor ihrer unsicheren Zukunft, doch bei Roger fühlt sie sich sicher und geborgen. Aber ihre Entscheidung für die Liebe verlangt einen qualvollen Preis ...
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Leopard Unleashed
Renard, Lord of the Ravenstow estate and Crusader knight returns from Antioch, but he does not return alone. He brings with him a mistress, Olwen, a beautiful but untrustworthy dancing girl. Renard has returned home because of his father's ill health and imminent death. Also there is tension locally caused by the dispute over the succession to England's throne. He must also think about his arranged marriage to a nearby heiress. Though he is preoccupied with the political battles going on around him, Renard is pleasantly surprised by his new wife and soon becomes disenchanted with Olwen, his mistress. But her scheming poses danger not only to his marriage, but everything he owns.
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Conquest
Set during the Norman Conquests, Ailith has a child by the already married Rolf. When his wife Arlette returns, Ailith and Julitta flee to London. After her mother's death, Julitta returns to Rolf at Ulverton and falls in love with Benedict, despite Arlette's attempts to stop the relationship.
Elizabeth Chadwick - To Defy a King
A story of huge emotional power set against the road to Magna Carta and the fight to bring a tyrant king to heel. The privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in England, Mahelt Marshal's life changes dramatically when her father is suspected 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. When King John sets out to subdue the Bigods, Mahelt faces a heartbreaking battle, fearing neither she, nor her marriage, is likely to survive the outcome ..
Elizabeth Chadwick - Az oroszlános címer
Korhű részletek, érzelmi drámák - egy lovag életre kel! William Marshal lovag hűsége és vitézsége elnyeri méltó jutalmát: a királyi család engedélyt ad neki, hogy feleségül vegye a gyönyörű és gazdag örökösnőt, Isabelle de Clare-t. Richard király halálával azonban vége a házaspár idilli életének. János, a király öccse lép trónra, aki elkobozza Marshal földjeit és túszul ejti fiait. A viszontagságok keservesen próbára teszik William és Isabelle házasságát. Hogyan döntsön William? Maradjon hű az uralkodóhoz és esküjéhez, vagy lázadjon fel? Az események sodrásában egyre nehezebb helyzetekben találja magát, ám Isabelle, a bátor, éles elméjű asszony végig férje mellett áll, és osztozik sorsában. Együtt néznek szembe mindazzal, amit a jövő tartogat családjuk számára. _Az oroszlános címer_ a második regény _A legnagyobb lovag_ után, William Marshal sorsáról. A két regény külön is olvasható és élvezhető. _Lenyűgöző, csodaszép és igaz történet... Mintha magam is William Marshallal együtt élném át a cselekményt. Gazdagabb lett tőle az életem."_ - _Richard Lee, a Historical Novel Society alapítója_ _"Elizabeth Chadwick pontosan tudja, miként írjon meggyőző és lenyűgöző történelmi egényt."_ - _Marina Oliver_ _"Jelenleg a legnagyobb író a középkori történelmi regények műfajában."_ - _Historical Novel Review_
Elizabeth Chadwick - Daughters of the Grail
An ancient bloodline, a dangerous legacy, a love as strong as death. Thirteenth century France. Bridget has grown up mastering the mystical gifts of her ancestor, Mary Magdalene, whose unbroken female lineage has kept a legacy of wisdom alive for a thousand years. But the all-powerful Catholic Church has sworn to destroy Bridget for using her healing talents and supernatural abilities. Bridget's duty to continue the bloodline leads her into the arms of Raoul de Montvallant - a Catholic. But when the Church's savage religious intolerance causes Raoul to turn rebel, a terrible vengeance is exacted by Simon de Montfort, the unstoppable Catholic leader of a crusade against peaceful 'heretics'. As war rages on, it is the children of these passionate souls, Magda and Dominic, who must strive to preserve the ancient knowledge for future generations - and find the love and courage to endure... When first published, this novel was called "Children of Destiny".
Elizabeth Chadwick - Shields of Pride
The year is 1173. King Henry's efforts to crush his rebellious sons ignite bloody border skirmishes throughout the land. Yet it is a time of triumph for mercenary Josceline de Gael, bastard son of the king's most trusted ally. Victorious on the battlefield, de Gael suffers sweet defeat when his heart is conquered by the lovely Linnet de Montsorrel. But their love will find its greatest challenge as the torments of jealousy, suspicion, pride - and an enemy from beyond the grave - threaten all they hold dear.
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Scarlet Lion
The Legend of the Greatest Knight Lives OnWilliam Marshal’s skill with a sword and loyalty to his word have earned him the company of kings, the lands of a magnate, and the hand of Isabelle de Clare, one of England’s wealthiest heiresses. But he is thrust back into the chaos of court when King Richard dies. Vindictive King John clashes with William, claims the family lands for the Crown—and takes two of the Marshal sons hostage. The conflict between obeying his king and rebelling over the royal injustices threatens the very heart of William and Isabelle’s family. Fiercely intelligent and courageous, fearing for the man and marriage that light her life, Isabelle plunges with her husband down a precarious path that will lead William to more power than he ever expected.
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Summer Queen
Eleanor of Aquitaine is a 12th century icon who has fascinated readers for 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive. This stunning novel introduces an Eleanor that all other writers have missed. Based on the most up-to-date research, it is the first novel to show Eleanor beginning her married life at 13. Overflowing with scandal, passion, triumph and tragedy, Eleanor's legendary story begins when her beloved father dies in the summer of 1137, and she is made to marry the young prince Louis of France. A week after the marriage she becomes a queen and her life will change beyond recognition . . .
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Marsh King's Daughter
Unwanted and unloved, Miriel Weaver finds herself forced into a closed convent by her violent stepfather. Outside, the civil war of 1216 rages through the English countryside, throwing into jeopardy all that its people hold dear. As the turmoil outside reaches a peak, Miriel itches to break free from her life inside as a religious novice. She plots to escape but her plans screech to a halt when a soldier of fortune, a half-dead Nicholas de Caen appears at the convent door. Once held captive by royalist troops, he has managed to escape their clutches with part of the royal regalia, but his flight has sapped all life from him.Miriel nurses him with the vigor she has had suppressed in her imprisonment, and revives Nicholas, in whom she recognizes her own stubborn pride and independence. He is not only her kindred spirit, he is also her only way out. So upon his recovery and release, Miriel coerces her former patient into taking her with him. Never one for nostalgia, Miriel has only seen Nicholas as a means of escape, and once out of the convent, the two part on bad terms. From this point forward, misfortune will plague Miriel's life until she runs into a new Nicholas, this time a famous soldier and merchant. Can the two now see past their pride and into each other's souls, formerly one and the same? Or have the ravages of a bloody war clouded their sight?The critically-acclaimed author of The Love Knot and The Champion, Elizabeth Chadwick once again sheds light on the blood-stained Middle Ages by breathing life into legendary characters in The Marsh King's Daughter.
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Winter Mantle
Fresh from his defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, William of Normandy has returned home in triumph, accompanied by the English nobles he cannot trust to leave behind. For Waltheof of Huntingdon, however, rebellion is not at the forefront of his thoughts. From the moment he catches sight of Judith, daughter of the King's formidable sister, he knows he has found his future wife. When Waltheof saves Judith's life, it is clear that the attraction is mutual. But marriage has little to do with love in mediaeval Europe. William refuses to let the couple wed and Waltheof joins an uprising against him. William crushes the rebellion but decides the best way to keep Waltheof in check is to agree to the marriage. But is the match between Saxon earl and Norman lady one made in heaven or hell? As their children grow, Waltheof and Judith must choose between their feelings for each other and older loyalties. Based on an astonishing true story, THE WINTER MANTLE reaches from the turbulent reign of William the Conqueror to the high drama of the crusades.
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Champion
Alexander and Hervi de Montroi, half-brothers with no inheritance, meet in France. Hervi is a professional jouster and Alexander, fleeing the beatings of an English monastery, needs a trade. Despite misgivings, Hervi takes him on as his squire, introducing him to the travellers' immoral lifestyle. He befriends a girl, Monday, taking care of her after her parents die until, pregnant with Alexander's child, she leaves, finding shelter in a castle as a seamstress. Noticed by King John, she becomes his mistress in England, bearing his son and gaining a house. Meanwhile, Stefan has returned to England too, in the pay of an Earl - they meet again at court and, now older, fall in love. They have the King's blessing, but Monday's grandfather, now heirless, sees her as a way to gain power. She escapes his kidnapping to be reunited with Alexander on the land granted to him by the Earl.
Elizabeth Chadwick - Shadows and Strongholds
A Mediaeval tale of pride and strife, of coming of age in a world where chivalry is a luxury seldom afforded, especially by men of power. An awkward misfit, loathed by his powerful and autocratic grandmother, nine-year-old Fulke FitzWarin leaves his family to be fostered in the household of Joscelin de Dinan, Lord of Ludlow. Here Fulke will learn knightly arts, but before he can succeed, he must overcome the deep-seated doubts that hold him back. Hawise FitzWarin is Joscelin's youngest daughter and she befriends Fulke. As they grow up, an implacable enemy threatens Ludlow and as the pressure mounts, their friendship changes until one fateful day they find themselves staring at each other across a divide. Not only does Fulke have to overcome the shadows of his childhood, he faces a Welsh threat to his family's lands, and the way he feels about Hawise endangers all his hard won confidence. As the menace to Ludlow intensifies, he must either confront the future head on, or fail on all counts, not knowing if Hawise stands with or against him.
Elizabeth Chadwick - A Place Beyond Courage
The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert Marshal is one of them. Raised high, as the kin of the deceased King Henry battle each other for England's throne, John reaps rich rewards but pays a terrible price for the choices he makes ? as do his family. His wife, fragile, naive Aline is hopelessly unequipped to cope with the demands of a life lived on the edge and, when John is seriously injured in battle, her worst nightmare is realised. Sybilla, bright, forthright sister to the Earl of Salisbury, finds herself used as a bargaining counter when her brother seeks to seal a truce with his troublesome neighbour, John FitzGilbert. And then there is Sybilla's small son, William, seized hostage by the King for John's word of honour. But sometimes keeping your honour means breaking your word.
Elizabeth Chadwick - For The King's Favor
A captivating story of a mother's love stretched to breaking and a knight determined to rebuild his life with the royal mistress, For the King's Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best. Based on a true story never before told and impeccably researched, this is a testament to the power of sacrifice and the strength of love. When Roger Bigod, heir to the powerful earldom of Norfolk, arrives at court to settle an inheritance, he meets Ida de Tosney, young mistress to King Henry II. In Roger, Ida sees a chance for lasting love, but their decision to marry carries an agonizing price. It's a breathtaking novel of making choices, not giving up, and coping with the terrible shifting whims of the king.
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Falcons of Montabard
In the aftermath of tragedy and scandal, Sabin FitzSimon, illegitimate son of a Norman earl, leaves England for the Holy Land in search of a new beginning. At first it seems impossible as the demons from his past life return to haunt him. There is more scandal and banishment, and Sabin finds his back to the wall. In the heat and dust, magnificence and danger of Northern Syria, he must either face himself, or be vanquished. Annais, daughter of Edmund Strongfist is a quiet, convent-raised young woman when she accompanies her father to their new life in the Holy Land. Her encounters with Sabin FitzSimon leave her bewildered, desirous, and more than a little hostile. Bravely facing up to heartache, an arranged marriage, war and death, she falls deeply in love with the country and its people. But it will take more than love to secure what she holds dear, including Sabin FitzSimon. It will take courage, endurance and raw determination to succeed...
Elizabeth Chadwick - A legnagyobb lovag
"Bámulatos aprólékossággal ábrázolja a történelmi eseményeket... a szereplők érdekesek, a cselekmény lebilincselő és rendkívül élvezetes." - Barbara Erskine William Marshall, a kevés kilátással bíró, nincstelen lovag kilép az ismeretlenség homályából, amikor megmenti Aquitániai Eleonóra, II. Henrik király félelmetes feleségének az életét. A királynő hálából kinevezi a trónörökös tanítójává. De a királyi kegy nem csak hírnevet és jutalmat hoz, hanem konfliktusokba sodorja és irigyeket szül. William befolyása a szeszélyes és ingatag Henrik hercegre és ifjú feleségére kiváltja a kevésbé kegyben álló udvaroncok neheztelését, akik szövetkeznek ellene, hogy megbuktassák. Elizabeth Chadwick a történelmi tények és a fantázia szülte regényesség lebilincselő elegyével kelti életre Anglia legnagyobb hőseinek egyikét. Jogos helyére állítja a középkor delelőjén, és rajta keresztül a nyolcszáz év alatt mit sem változó politikai zűrzavarokat, győzelmeket, botrányokat és hatalmi harcokat. _„A középkori témájú regények legjobb alkotója napjainkban.” – Historical Novel Review _„Olyan regényíró, aki ragyogóan kelti életre a történelmet.”_ – The Times _„Elizabeth Chadwick tökéletesen tisztában van azzal, hogyan írjon meggyőző és impozáns történelmi regényt.”_ – Marina Oliver
Elizabeth Chadwick - Lords of the White Castle
Based on a remarkable true story of honour, treachery and love spanning the turbulent reigns of four great Mediaeval kings. Award-winning author Elizabeth Chadwick brings the thirteenth century vividly to life in the tale of Fulke FitzWarin. From inexperienced young courtier to powerful Marcher lord, from loyal knight to dangerous outlaw, from lover of many women to faithful husband, Fulke's life story bursts across the page in authentic detail. A violent quarrel with Prince John, later King John, disrupts Fulke's life ambition to become 'Lord of the White Castle' and leads him to rebel. There are perils for John at every turn. No less dramatic is the dangerous love that Fulke harbours for Maude Walter, a wealthy widow whom John wants for himself. Negotiating a maze of deceit, treachery and shifting political alliances Fulke's striving is rewarded, but success is precarious. Personal tragedy follows the turbulence of the Magna Carta rebellion, culminating in the destruction of everything for which Fulke has fought. Yet even among the ashes he finds a reason to begin anew. Lords of the White Castle was shortlisted for the Parker Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2000. The novel links to Shadows and Strongholds, which is a prequel.
Elizabeth Chadwick - Lady of the English
Two very different women are linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is now married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. Both women are strong and prepared to stand firm for what they know is right. But in a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen? And for Matilda pride comes before a fall ...What price for a crown? What does it cost to be 'Lady of the English'?
Elizabeth Chadwick - The Time of Singing
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. A victim of Henry's seduction and the mother of his son, Ida is attracted to Roger and sees in him a chance of lasting security beyond the fickle dazzle of her current life. But her decision to marry Roger carries an agonising price. Roger's importance as a mainstay of the Angevin government puts an increasing strain on their marriage. Ida is deeply unhappy with the life she must live in his absence and grieves for her losses. Against a volatile political background, the gulf between Ida and Roger threatens to widen beyond crossing, especially when so many bridges have already been burned.
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