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Author Asbridge, Thomas S., author.

Title The greatest knight : the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones / Thomas Asbridge.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B MARSHAL WILLIAM A    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B MARSHAL    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO PEMBROKE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B MARSHAL, WILLIAM    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  942.03 ASBRIDGE    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG MARSHAL, WILLIAM    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B PEMBROKE WILLIAM A    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  942.03 AS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 444 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-423) and index.
Summary The story of the largely forgotten William Marshal Pembroke of the English medieval period, who, "as a five-year-old boy ... was sentenced to execution and led to the gallows, yet this landless younger son survived his brush with death, and went on to train as a medieval knight. Against all odds, [he] rose through the ranks--serving at the right hand of five English monarchs--to become a celebrated tournament champion, a baron and politician and, ultimately, regent of the realm"
Subject Pembroke, William Marshal, Earl of, 1144?-1219.
Great Britain -- History -- Angevin period, 1154-1216.
Knights and knighthood -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Regents -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 9780062262059 (hardback)
006226205X (hardback)
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