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Elizabeth Chadwick - Author


New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick has written over 20 historical novels sold in 18 languages. Her first novel, The Wild Hunt, won a Betty Trask Award, and The Scarlet Lion was nominated as one of the Top Ten landmark historical novelists of the decade by Historical Novel Society founder Richard Lee. Elizabeth’s nineteenth novel, To Defy a King, won the RNA Historical Novel Prize in 2011. Her latest novels showcase meticulous research into one of medieval history’s most fascinating female figures, brought gloriously to life in this trilogy.

Eleanor of Aquitaine was queen consort of both France and England during her lifetime, as well as being one of the period’s most powerful, wealthy and influential women. The Summer Queen, the first in Chadwick’s compelling series, brings her earliest years to life with sensitivity and evocative detail, coupled with the most up-to-date research. The Winter Crown follows the scandal, politics, sex, triumphs and tragedies of Eleanor’s relationship with King Henry II. The Autumn Throne, published on 1st September 2016, the third novel of the trilogy, brings Eleanor’s epic story to a fitting and exultant close.

Visit her website at www.elizabethchadwick.com

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If you like Elizabeth Chadwick you might also like to read books by Amanda Quick, Philippa Gregory and Reay Tannahill.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick
Reader Reviewed The Autumn Throne
Elizabeth Chadwick
The third and final volume of this magnificent trilogy of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine starts with her release from the Palace of Sarum, Wiltshire in April 1176 where her husband Henry II held her prisoner for plotting against...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017
The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick
Reader Reviewed The Autumn Throne
Elizabeth Chadwick
The third and final volume of this magnificent trilogy of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine starts with her release from the Palace of Sarum, Wiltshire in April 1176 where her husband Henry II held her prisoner for plotting against...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick
Reader Reviewed The Winter Crown
Elizabeth Chadwick
Rich and compelling it is December 1154, the coronation of Henry II and Eleanor opens the second part of this detailed, magnificent trilogy of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine which began with The Summer Queen. You can read this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/11/2015
The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick
Reader Reviewed The Winter Crown
Elizabeth Chadwick
Rich and compelling it is December 1154, the coronation of Henry II and Eleanor opens the second part of this detailed, magnificent trilogy of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine which began with The Summer Queen. You can read this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick
Reader Reviewed The Summer Queen
Elizabeth Chadwick
Overflowing with scandal, politics, sex, triumphs and tragedies, The Summer Queen is the epic first novel in a magnificent trilogy unveiling the fascinating and misunderstood young queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine - history's most powerful woman.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick
To Defy a King
Elizabeth Chadwick
Winner of the RNA Historical Novel of the Year 2011. Set in the 12th century this is a spell-binding historical novel of huge emotional power set against the road to Magna Carta and the fight to bring a tyrant king...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2011
The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Scarlet Lion
Elizabeth Chadwick
This is the second part in William Marshall’s story following Greatest Knight but you need not have read the first to enjoy it. The author has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award four times. Sadly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2007
The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Love Knot
Elizabeth Chadwick
This was actually first published in 1998 but owing to the present popularity of historical fiction, the publishers have sensibly re-issued for it is a glorious medieval tale of war, court customs and a spirited girl who wants to make...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2006
Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick
Shadows and Strongholds
Elizabeth Chadwick
A stirring tale of love and chivalry in medieval England, it is actually a prequel to Lords of White Castle so a good place to start. Despite its quite complicated plot it rips along at a good pace, the sort...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2005

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