The Greatest Knight

The Greatest Knight

The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

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The story of the largely forgotten William Marshal Pembroke of the English medieval period, who, "as a five-year-old boy ... was sentenced to execution and led to the gallows, yet this landless younger son survived his brush with death, and went on to train as a medieval knight. Against all odds, [he] rose through the ranks--serving at the right hand of five English monarchs--to become a celebrated tournament champion, a baron and politician and, ultimately, regent of the realm"--Amazon.com.
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ISBN: 9780062262073
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ApollosRaven
Nov 30, 2015

What an incredible life! One hair-raising escape from certain death after another. Not history light. Rather a very well-written biography. Warrior and king's counselor, Marshal lived to be praised as the model of the chivalrous knight by his contemporaries.

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sarahbear8301
May 31, 2015

I can't even explain how much I loved this book. Such an excellent biography of a man who deserves to be remembered.

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sarahbear8301
May 30, 2015

William Marshal was a remarkable man in a remarkable time. From his near-death experience at age five at the hand of King Stephen, to leading his final charge at the age of 70 at Lincoln, Marshal's life is truly extraordinary. And unlike many of his contemporaries, he was afforded what they were not - the chance to withdraw from court life and spend his final days at home in the comfort of his own bed, his family beside him.

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