Lords of the White Castle
Based on a remarkable true story of honour, treachery and love spanning the turbulent reigns of four great Mediaeval kings. Award-winning author Elizabeth Chadwick brings the thirteenth century vividly to life in the tale of Fulke FitzWarin. From inexperienced young courtier to powerful Marcher lord, from loyal knight to dangerous outlaw, from lover of many women to faithful husband, Fulke's life story bursts across the page in authentic detail. A violent quarrel with Prince John, later King John, disrupts Fulke's life ambition to become 'Lord of the White Castle' and leads him to rebel. There are perils for John at every turn. No less dramatic is the dangerous love that Fulke harbours for Maude Walter, a wealthy widow whom John wants for himself. Negotiating a maze of deceit, treachery and shifting political alliances Fulke's striving is rewarded, but success is precarious. Personal tragedy follows the turbulence of the Magna Carta rebellion, culminating in the destruction of everything for which Fulke has fought. Yet even among the ashes he finds a reason to begin anew.
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Review: Lords Of The White Castle (FitzWarin #2)User Review - Steph! Lee - Goodreads
I read this after reading Sharon Kay Penham's Welsh Princes Trilogy and they go together hand and hand. Not all historical novels can tell a story so well that it's enjoyable to read and contains historically accurate details to paint a picture of life in medieval England. Read full review
Review: Lords Of The White Castle (FitzWarin #2)User Review - Rebecca Huston - Goodreads
Another knockout from Elizabeth Chadwick, and a sequel to her book, Shadows and Strongholds. Based in real history, this tells of a Marcher Lord and his struggles to keep his legacy and family ... Read full review