Set during the years of 1167-1194, it is the middle book in the William Marshal trilogy – preceded by A Place Beyond Courage and followed by The Scarlet Lion.
Another offering from historical fiction author, Elizabeth Chadwick, who has given us historical novels such as The Winter Mantle, The Love Knot and The Conquest. The Summer Queen deals with a time period over approximately 1137-1154, spanning Eleanor of Aquitaine’s first marriage to Louis and its downfall, as well as the early months of her… Continue reading The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick
I loved this book. I have never known much-ahem-anything, about Matilda. All I know is that she did what a woman had never done before. I know that she battled against Stephen for the throne. Imagine the ye olde Facebook and twitter exchanges that it would’ve created. Anyway, I digress.