Two very different women . . . Linked by destiny and a power struggle for the English crown.
Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king, against all odds and despite all men. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, has always been on Matilda's side but now she is married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. In a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen?
What does it cost to be 'Lady of the English'?
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Lady of the English
I have read all of Elizabeth Chadwick's books , and at first was slightly put off by the subject matter of this one, I have never been particularly keen to meet( in a manner of speaking) Matilda ,as I have always felt her to be abrasive and hard to warm to, to a degree she seems still to be those things, however the Author has woven her magic again and you find yourself wishing that Matilda could prove history wrong and actually become Queen. I have to say that her character building is the best of any author of it's type considering that most of her characters were real people and as such already have a set way of being. This book is very good and I enjoyed it but for me it can't topple "The Greatest Knight " which really did make you want to believe in fairytales again!!!.
The English lady
I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Chadwick and she hasn't let me down with this book- absolutely brilliant and well written and informative - loved it