Read The Scarlet Lion (William Marshal, #3) Online Free - Following early beginnings as a knight in the English royal household and a champion of the tourneys, William Marshal's prowess and loyalty have been rewarded by the hand in marriage of Isabelle de Clare, heiress to great estates in England, Normandy and Ireland. Now a powerful magnate, William has weathered the difficult years of King Richard's absence on crusade and is currently serving him on campaign in Normandy while Isabelle governs their estates. All the stability William and Isabelle have enjoyed with their young and growing family comes crashing down as Richard dies and his brother John becomes King. Rebellion is stirring throughout the Angevin domains and although John has created William Earl of Pembroke, the friction between the two men leads William and Isabelle to distance themselves in Ireland. The situation escalates, with John holding their sons as hostages and seizing their English lands. The conflict between remaining loyal and rebelling over injustices committed, threatens to tear apart William and Isabelle's marriage and their family.
|Title||:||The Scarlet Lion (William Marshal, #3)|
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August 20, 2008
Historical fiction just doesn't get any better than this. This is a wonderful tale of one of the most honorable men to grace this earth, William Marshal and his true partner in all things, his wife Isabelle. The first novel, Greatest Knight, covered more of William Marshal's early life as a knigh...
June 18, 2016
I immediately picked this book right after finishing The Greatest Knight because I couldn’t get enough of William Marshal. Also, I didn’t want to burst my medieval 'happy bubble' just yet. After learning about William as a young knight and courtier, I was eager to know how Elizabeth Chadwick woul...
March 09, 2012
I first discovered William as a minor player in Sharon Kay Penman's trilogy about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, which is fabulous, by the way, as all of her books are. I wanted to read more about William so I picked up Elizabeth Chadwick's first novel about William Marshal, The Greatest Knig...
January 31, 2012
What a great author! After finishing The Greatest Knight earlier this month, I immediately needed to spend more time with William Marshall and learn more about his life. This is perfect, because it starts up right where the first leaves off. I didn't find it as exciting and fast-paced as The Grea...
September 10, 2017
February 11, 2010
Last year I read the Greatest Knight, I liked it very much but somehow I was not compelled to pick up its sequel right away. Now I was looking through Elizabeth Chadwick's books trying to decide what to read for the E in the ABC Challenge and The Scarlet Lion seemed like the perfect choice.
November 05, 2017
The Scarlet Lion, sequel to The Greatest Knight, follows William Marshal and his family now that he is married and a noble landowner rather than just an honorable knight navigating the shark-infested waters of Medieval politics. The political skills he learned as a knight come in handy, but his o...
December 26, 2013
After this book and the previous one (The Greatest Knight) I think I need a complete change of scenery before returning to medieval fiction/history, since it would be almost impossible for any story and any character to match up with William Marshal.
Apart from everything else, this book contains...
September 09, 2011
Elizabeth Chadwick is considered by most historical fiction readers to be IT. She’s the top of the field. She’s the cream of the crop. And this is one instance where I agree with the popular voice. Chadwick’s novels are beautiful in their historical accuracy, their characterizations, and their st...
February 22, 2010
The Scarlet Lion is a stand-alone second novel detailing the later half of William Marshal’s life. William Marshal used his great skills as a knight as well as his honesty and integrity to gain power and the hand of Isabelle de Claire, a very wealthy heiress. At the beginning of The Scarlet Lion,...