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Lady of the English

Published: September 2011
SKU: 9781402250927

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"Everyone who has raved about Elizabeth Chadwick as an author of historical novels is right."—Devourer of Books

From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick comes a gripping, never-before-told, medieval battle of the sexes that sheds light on one of medieval royalty's most fascinating women—Queen Matilda.

1135, England: Matilda, daughter of Henry I, knows that there are those who will not accept her as England's queen when her father dies. But the men who support her rival, and cousin, Stephen do not know the iron will that drives her. She will win her inheritance against all odds, and despite all men.

Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is now married to a warrior who is fighting to keep Matilda off the throne. But Adeliza knows that Britain's crown belongs to a woman this time.

Both women will stand and fight for what they know is right for England's royalty. But for Matilda, pride comes before a fall. And for Adeliza, even the deepest love is no proof against fate.

Written with great historical accuracy, Lady of the English is a captivating novel of Medieval England. Fans of Philippa Gregory, Susanna Kearsley, Hilary Mantel, and Diana Gabaldon will be spellbound by this vividly detailed look into medieval history.

Praise for Lady of the English:
"Lady of the English is a riveting historical fiction novel with thrilling drama and characters that fairly leap off of the page."—Laura's Reviews
"A detailed and very readable medieval era novel full of political intrigue and fascinating depictions of the people surrounding the throne of England."—Historical-Fiction.com
"The story is vividly described with a depth of historical detail that is rarely matched by other novelists in the genre."—Historical Novel Review Blog

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"Breathing life into historical personages is hallmark Chadwick... a feast for the senses." 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month " — RT Book Reviews
"Truly another interesting story from Chadwick. She has the magic and can bring history to life. After finishing this one I sit down and wait for her next book. I can't wait to read whatever she writes about next. So this make this book a historical fiction book that I recommend to everyone." — Books For Life
"The Lady of the English is an interesting story about this little-known slice of history and the woman who spent so much of her life in truth preparing another and those around her for the role of ruling the formidable Kingdom of England. Fascinating Middle Ages historical fiction!" — Crystal Book Reviews
"I recommend this one to readers of historical fiction and those who love stories about women's relationships. " — Debbie's Book Bag
"The bond between these women is the thread that weaves balanced elements of history and romance into a story that reflects its setting and illuminates the continuing struggle of women to be accepted as powerful and feminine." — ForeWord
"As always Elizabeth Chadwick offers a detailed and very readable medieval era novel full of political intrigue and fascinating depictions of the people surrounding the throne of England." — Historical-Fiction.com
"A wonderful reprieve from all the Tudor novels that are saturating the market, I urge you to get this book for insight into this fascinating woman's life." — History and Women
"Ardent readers of historical fiction will enjoy yet another masterpiece by Elizabeth Chadwick." — Library of Clean Reads
"Lady of the English is an excellent read, a novel that will appeal to both historical fiction fans and those who are looking for an entertaining read." — Mrs. Q Book Addict
"This book is already residing on my keeper shelf and I highly recommend it. Plan on being drawn into 12th century England and staying there a while with some magnetic characters that you won't want to leave." — One Book Shy of a Full Shelf
"No one does medieval historical fiction quite like Elizabeth Chadwick, and her latest novel, Lady of the English is just one more example of her enormous talent for bringing the past to life!" — Passages to the Past
"Lady of the English was another great bout of storytelling. I learned about two really fantastic women I didn't know much about. Highly recommended" — Readin' and Dreamin'
"Lady of the English is recommended for anyone who wants to open a window to the horrors and glories of England's royal past." — The Misadventures of Moppet
"My only complaint about the story?

It ended.

I have a new favorite historical fiction author and it is Elizabeth Chadwick." — Violet's Muse
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