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The Greatest Knight - The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones-logo

The Greatest Knight - The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

Thomas Asbridge

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In The Greatest Knight, renowned historian Thomas Asbridge draws upon the thirteenth-century biography and an array of other contemporary evidence to present a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times. Asbridge charts the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honor yet driven by unquenchable ambition. Marshal was the true Lancelot of his era-a peerless warrior and paragon of chivalry. As a five-year-old boy, William 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, Marshal 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. This knight's tale lays bare the brutish realities of medieval warfare and the machinations of royal court, and draws us into the heart of a formative period of our history. It is the story of one remarkable man, the birth of the knightly class to which he belonged, and the forging of the English nation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Derek Perkins

Length:

14h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

18:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

53:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

58:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

58:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

55:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

47:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

44:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:22