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The Greatest Knight The Remarkable Life of William Marshal the Power Behind Five English ThronesE English kings Marshal served the great figures of this age from ueen Eleanor of Auitaine to Richard the Lionheart and his infamous brother John and was involved in some of the most critical phases of medieval history from the Magna Carta to the survival of the AngevinPlantagenet dynasty Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty passion and bloody intrigue of the Middle AgesThe Greatest Knight features 16 pages of black and white and color illustration Fascinating story of a most important man every bit as good as I had expected

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Free doc Õ reader The Greatest Knight ☆ The Remarkable Life of William Marshal Å eyltransferservices Û ❰BOOKS❯ ⚣ The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones Author Thomas Asbridge &#A renowned scholar brings to life medieval Englands most celebrated knight William Marshalproviding an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped itCaught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to the gallows at age five William Marshal defied all odds to become one of Englands most celebrated knights Thomas Asbridges rousing narrative chronicles Williams rise using his life as a prism to view the origins experiences and influence of the knight This biography reads like a novel with a momentum that makes you turn the page While it is something of an academic work supported by extensive research of royal and church documents of the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries the storyline is fascinatingly supported by a biography commissioned by William Marshall's oldest son and written soon after Marshall's death Rediscovered in the late 19th century this biography provides a remarkably intimate portrayal of a leading figure during a period that created the foundation of British Parliamentary Government Based upon what can only be described as interviews with friends and family the biography shows you William Marshall the man rather than just the historical figureThomas Asbridge uses all these different sources to craft a truly remarkable read

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In British historyIn Williams day the brutish realities of war and politics collided with romanticized myths about an Arthurian golden age giving rise to a new chivalric ideal Asbridge details the training rituals weaponry and battle tactics of knighthood and explores the codes of chivalry and courtliness that shaped their daily lives These skills were essential to survive one of the most turbulent periods in English historyan era of striking transformation as the West emerged from the Dark AgesA leading retainer of fiv Loved the book very historical bought 2 as it was recommended by users of Ancestry Great to be able to read about our Great Grandfathers