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"The best writer of medieval fiction currently around." —Historical Novels Review

Matilda, daughter of Henry I, knows that there are those who will not accept her as England’s queen when her father dies. But the men who support her rival Stephen do not know the iron will that drives her.

Adeliza, Henry’s widowed queen and Matilda’s stepmother, is now married to a warrior who fights to keep Matilda off the throne. But Adeliza, born with a strength that can sustain her through heartrending pain, knows that the crown belongs to a woman this time.

"I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton." —Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author of Devil’s Brood

"Elizabeth Chadwick is to medieval England what Philippa Gregory is to the Tudors and the Stuarts, and Bernard Cornwell is to the Dark Ages." —Books Monthly, UK

Fiction & Literature
September 1
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Customer Reviews

Ladyshirley ,

Gripping and Exciting

Although Matilda was my great-grandmother, I quickly discovered the book as gripping as it was exciting. I found it hard to put the book down once I began reading it. Once again, Elizabeth Chadwick, writes in such a way that makes you feel as if you are on the scene as this marvelous time in history unfolds. It has you rooting for Grandmama Matilda as she endures events that women of modern times can only imagine....such as her midnight escape from captivity by being lowered down on a rope from a castle window and fleeing on a frozen winter's night. Whew! Thanks to Ms. Chadwick's love of history and her uncanny knack for delving into the characters of her sub jets, she has once again brought Grandmama Matilda back into our lives. This is one book I highly recommend!

Lady Shirley
Blackthorn Manor
Dublin, Ireland

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