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5.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue, 9 April 2012
This review is from: Lady Of The English (Hardcover)
I recently discovered Elizabeth Chadwick's books and I must say that I am so pleased that I have. Although this is only the third book of hers that I have read, I am absolutely enchanted by her narrative style, her subject matter and the way she brings the period to life. The research done is impressive and I was utterly captivated by the strong women featured in the book i.e. the Empress Matilda, Adeliza and for that matter, even King Stephen's consort, Matilda.

I highly recommend this book. I finished it fairly quickly and I enjoyed it immensely. Parts of it I did find hard to read such as the descriptions of battle but I suppose that that must have been the reality of life in that period.

EC, your books have awoken a curiosity about the medieval period in English history. Does anyone know if EC has written anything on Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane? I would love to read about them and also what happened to the Empress when her son succeeded as the King of England.
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2012, 21:48:14 BST
I love Elizabeth Chadwick s writing . I have read most of her books now . I sometimes put them on my kindle but then i buy them from amazon as the title covers are so lovely . I seldom see her books in shops . Since discovering her i have not read anyone else for months .

Posted on 19 Oct 2012, 23:37:50 BST
I've read virtually all of Elizabeth Chadwick's books and love the way she brings history alive. If you are keen to know more about Eleanor, though, it would be worth reading Sharon Kay Penman's When Christ and His Saints Slept (Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy 1). She does use Matilda's other name "Maude" in this book, but explains why she felt this was necessary in her author's notes. This covers the same period of history as EC's latest book and may give further insight into her character. Looking forward to reading this book - just ordered it!
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