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Author Asbridge, Thomas S. author.

Title The greatest knight : the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones / Thomas Asbridge.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Pembroke,W ASB    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 444 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-423) and index.
Summary As a five-year-old boy, William was sentenced to execution and led to the gallows, yet against all odds 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. Marshal befriended the great figures of his day, from Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine to the infamous King John, and helped to negotiate the terms of Magna Carta. By the age of seventy he was the most powerful man in England, yet he was forced to fight in the frontline of one final battle, striving to save the kingdom from French invasion in 1217.
Subject Pembroke, William Marshal, Earl of, 1144?-1219.
Knights and knighthood -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Regents -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Angevin period, 1154-1216.
ISBN 9780062262059

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