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The Greatest Knight

Author : Thomas Asbridge
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A thrillingly intimate portrait of one of history's most illustrious knights - William Marshal - that vividly evokes the grandeur and barbarity of the Middle Ages William Marshal was the true Lancelot of his era - a peerless warrior and paragon of chivalry -yet over the centuries, the spectacular story of his achievements passed from memory. Then, in 1861, a young French scholar stumbled upon the sole surviving copy of an unknown text, later dubbed the History of William Marshal. This richly detailed work helped to resurrect Marshal's reputation, putting flesh onto the bones of this otherwise obscure figure, but even today he remains largely forgotten. As a five-year-old boy, William 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. Rising through the ranks to serve at the right hand of five English monarchs, he became a celebrated tournament champion, baron, politician and, ultimately, regent of the realm. He befriended the great figures of his day, from Richard the Lionheart to the infamous King John, and helped to negotiate the terms of Magna Carta - the first 'bill of rights'. Yet at the age of seventy he was forced to fight in the frontline of one final battle, striving to save the kingdom from French invasion in 1217. In The Greatest Knight, renowned historian Thomas Asbridge draws upon an array of contemporary evidence, including the thirteenth-century biography, to present a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times, from rural England to the battlefields of France, the desert castles of the Holy Land and the verdant shores of Ireland. Charting the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honour, yet driven by unquenchable ambition, this knight's tale lays bare the brutish realities of medieval warfare and the machinations of royal court, and draws us into the heart of a formative period of our history, when the West emerged from the Dark Ages and stood on the brink of modernity. It is the story of one remarkable man, the birth of the knightly class to which he belonged, and the forging of the English nation.

The Greatest Knight

Author : Elizabeth Chadwick
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'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times 'Stunning' Barbara Erskine ***Elizabeth's new novel TEMPLAR SILKS is OUT NOW in hardback, ebook and audio, and available to pre-order in paperback.*** ************************************ Normandy, 1167 A penniless young knight with few prospects, William Marshal is plucked from obscurity when he saves the life of Henry II's formidable queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In gratitude, she appoints him tutor to the heir to the throne. However, being a royal favourite brings its share of conflict and envy as well as fame and reward. William's influence over the volatile, fickle Prince Henry and his young wife is resented by less favoured courtiers who set about engineering his downfall. In a captivating blend of fact and fiction, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects one of England's greatest forgotten heroes, restoring him to his rightful place at the apex of the Middle Ages. Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick 'Enjoyable and sensuous' Daily Mail 'Stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable' Barbara Erskine 'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home 'A sumptuous ride' Daily Telegraph

Lancelot The Greatest Knight in Camelot Children s Arthurian Folk Tales

Author : Baby Professor
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Did you know that the Arthurian Folk Tales are some of the most well-known stories in the history of literature? And there’s good reason for that! You see, these stories consist of romance, adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. In this book, we’re going to read about Lancelot. Are you ready?

King Arthur Super Pack

Author : Mark Twain
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The King Arthur Super Pack is the most complete collection of Arthurian literature ever assembled. There are more than two thousand pages of amazing literature here. There are more than a dozen major works included in this collection, as well as a number of works of interest to Arthurian fans. Journey back in time to the days of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, when magic and chivalry ruled the land. Included in this omnibus edition are: 'Le Morte D'Arthur' by Sir Thomas Malory; 'Idylls of the King' by Lord Alfred Tennyson; 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court' by Mark Twain; 'Erec et Enide' by Chrétien de Troyes; 'The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights' by Sir James Knowles; 'Stories of King Arthur's Knights: Told to the Children' by Mary MacGregor; 'Stories of King Arthur and His Knights' by U. Waldo Cutler; 'King Arthur's Knights: The Tales Re-Told for Boys & Girls' by Henry Gilbert; 'Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion' by Beatrice Clay; 'King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table' by Rupert S. Holland; 'The Marvellous History of King Arthur in Avalon' by Geoffrey of Monmouth; 'Gawayne and the Green Knight: A Fairy Tale' by Charlton Miner Lewis; 'Merlin's Youth' by George Parker Bidder; 'Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys' translated by Jessie L. Weston; 'Merlin the Enchanter' by Thomas Wentworth Higginson; 'King Arthur at Avalon' by Thomas Wentworth Higginson; 'Sir Lancelot of the Lake' by Thomas Wentworth Higginson; 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' translated by Jessie Weston; 'The Story of the Champions of the Round Table' by Howard Pyle; 'A Knyght Ther Was' by Robert F. Young; 'The Egyptian Maid or The Romance of the Water-Lily' by William Wordsworth; 'Merlin and Vivien' by Lord Alfred Tennyson; 'Merlin's Song' by Ralph Waldo Emerson; 'Gawain and the Lady of Avalon' by George Augustus Simcox; and 'The Marriage of Sir Gawaine' by Bishop Thomas Percy.

The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

Author : Howard Pyle
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Splendid retelling of the adventures of Sir Galahad and the pursuit of the Holy Grail; last days of King Arthur, more. Rich medieval flavor enhanced with 39 of Pyle's atmospheric illustrations.

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Author : Howard Pyle
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Inventively retold and vividly illustrated, these stories describe the perilous and thrilling adventures of King Arthur and his knights in that glorious age of chivalry and honor. 41 illustrations.

The Squire s Tale

Author : Gerald Morris
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When Gawain befriends Terence, an orphan boy, and makes him his squire, Terence finds himself surrounded by kings, knights, and magic spells in King Arthur's court, but his duties soon take him away as he and Gawain set out to learn about Terence's parents.

A Knights Realm

Author : Shaun Robinson
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The history of Tiseria is littered with ferocious battles. Battles, between the many different races, which threatened to engulf the entire realm. Races and creatures have become extinct, or very close to it, but, no war had been as terrible as the Dark Wars. Over a thousand years ago the Cultists of Volkin tried to bring forth their underworld god into the living realm. They almost succeeded. The cult had been defeated by the allied forces of the Four Kingdoms, and by the Covenant of the Magi. Tiseria prospered and there was general peace in the wake of the Dark Wars. Peace which had gone, relatively, unbroken, until now. The armies of darkness are rising once more. After more than a millennia the Cult of Volkin has returned, returned to finish what they had started. The cult is more devastating than ever, equipped with powers bestowed upon them by Volkin himself. They intend to wreck havoc, spread corruption, fear and distraught, through the kingdoms, and raise their Dark God once again. Releasing a corruption upon the physical realm, and causing the various races to become hosts for evil spirits, the Cult of Volkin is demonstrating their power to all. The descendants of the Covenant of the Magi and Knights Order, combined to create the Order of Light, must once again brave the horrors brought forth by Volkins minions. Two knights have been chosen to undertake the suicidal mission of reuniting the races of Tiseria and retying the bonds of allegiance between them. The fallen, and dishonoured, Knight-Captain, Ryan Quinn, and the proud, and noble, Michael Crow, must traverse the three remaining kingdoms in hopes of uniting the Human, Dwarven and Elven races once more against the terror that is Volkin. With dungeons, dragons, magic and goblins set to cross their path, can these two knights survive and what else will they encounter?

Freak the Mighty

Author : W. Rodman Philbrick
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At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

Don Quixote de la Mancha

Author : Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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