Have a gift or promo code? Get started
The Greatest Knight
Price:

$25.29 USD

Get for free with membership
  Add to Wish List

Almost ready!

In order to save audiobooks to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account.

      Log in       Create account

The Greatest Knight

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

By Thomas Asbridge
Narrated by Derek Perkins / 14 hours 29 minutes

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.

Gift

Gift audiobook memberships

You pick the duration—1, 3, 6, or 12 months—they pick the audiobooks. Buying gifts from your local bookstore has never been so easy.

Start gifting
 
Author
Narrator Derek Perkins
ISBN 9781494580223
Length 14 hours 29 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Biography & Memoir & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #5,171 Overall
Genre rank #570 in Biography & Memoir