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Lady of the English

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Two very different women are linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is now married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. Both women are strong and prepared to stand firm for what they know is right. But in a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen? And for Matilda pride comes before a fall....

What price for a crown? What does it cost to be Lady of the English?

©2011 Elizabeth Chadwick (P)2012 Soundings

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  • Cat Morgan
  • 28/09/2016

Very Enjoyable!

This book is well worth the credit! The writing is wonderful and extremely historically detailed. The narrator also gave a beautiful performance, and I will be looking for both the writer and the narrator again.

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  • Compute
  • 20/01/2016

Sooooo Good

I always enjoy Elizabeth Chadwick's books. She makes history simply come alive. This is a story about two strong women ... Matilda, the young daughter of King Henry who was never satisfied with what life gave her, and her stepmother Adeliza, a young woman close to Matilda's age. Both women are so very different, yet they find a friendship that transcended the years, politics and family dynamics. It also shows how a woman's strength can be displayed in such very different ways. Matilda, always brash, hard and ready to go found herself depending so many times on Adeliza, who was soft, kind and always looking at the very best in others. Both women forged a bond that was unique and lasted throughout their lives. The book was so well written that it had me looking up historical facts about both their lives. Excellent book and very well written, which is what I have learned is the norm for Ms. Chadwick. Excellent once again.

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  • mumsy
  • 19/08/2018

Another terrific read

Elizabeth Chadwick always does such meticulous research and discovers so many details of her characters!

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  • Janet
  • 19/06/2018

Enjoyable story

So glad I spent my credit on this book. I enjoyed all of it. I had not read about Henry's 2nd Queen Adeliza before but am glad to in this book !

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  • spoiled
  • 07/11/2015

If you are into boring dialogue and steamy sex scenes buy this book

Intensely boring. Very poorly performed. Steamy hot sex scenes (and lots of them) which should not be necessary if the dialogue was engaging. Not a book worthy of comparison to Jane Austen or Phillipa Greggory as advertised. I'm so sorry I wasted my time on this piece of cliterature.

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  • Ruth
  • 09/05/2015

Höchst interessante Geschichte

Gerne würde ich dem Hörbuch 5 Sterne verleihen... aber die Art und Weise wie das Buch vorgetragen wird gefällt mir nicht. Die Sprecherin hat zwar eine angenehme Vorlesestimme. Den Stimmen in den Dialogen der handelnden Personen wird sie von mir aus gesehen aber überhaupt nicht gerecht. Adeliza spricht einigermassen stimmig und ihrer Rolle angemessen. Die Stimmen jedoch, die z. B. Matilda, King Henry u.a. verliehen werden, wirken auf mich unnatürlich, übertrieben, grotesk und/oder quengelig. Die Geschichte ist sehr spannend, aber die Dialoge nerven und wirken auf mich wie die Darbietungen in einem Kasperle-Theater, sorry!

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