Lords of the White Castle

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Little, Brown Book Group, Dec 9, 2010 - Fiction - 688 pages
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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  - Heather - Goodreads

At first glance, this book looks a little bit like one of those syrupy romance novels you might find in a gas station in Texas. Once you start reading it, however, you realize that while there might ... Read full review

Review: Lords Of The White Castle (FitzWarin #2)

User Review  - Nimue Brown - Goodreads

An enjoyable read, but not the most tighly structured of Elizabeth Chadwick's novels. The trouble with history is that it isn't always a tidy shape for a novel. I find I prefer stories that cover a ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick has written over 20 historical novels sold in 18 languages worldwide. Her first novel, The Wild Hunt, won a Betty Trask Award, and The Scarlet Lion was nominated by Richard Lee, founder of the Historical Novel Society, as one of the top ten historical novels of the last decade. Elizabeth's nineteenth novel, To Defy a King, won the RNA Historical Novel Prize in 2011. Much of her research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early medieval re-enactment society with the emphasis on accurately recreating the past. She lives in Nottingham.

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