ELIZABETH CHADWICK The Winter Mantle

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The Winter Mantle

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Fresh from his defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, William of Normandy has returned home in triumph, accompanied by the English nobles he cannot trust to leave behind. For Waltheof of Huntingdon, however, rebellion is not at the forefront of his thoughts. From the moment he catches sight of Judith, daughter of the King's formidable sister, he knows he has found his future wife. When Waltheof saves Judith's life, it is clear that the attraction is mutual. But marriage has little to do with love in mediaeval Europe. William refuses to let the couple wed and Waltheof joins an uprising against him. William crushes the rebellion but decides the best way to keep Waltheof in check is to agree to the marriage. But is the match between Saxon earl and Norman lady one made in heaven or hell? As their children grow, Waltheof and Judith must choose between their feelings for each other and older loyalties. Based on an astonishing true story, THE WINTER MANTLE reaches from the turbulent reign of William the Conqueror to the high drama of the crusades.

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Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick

“An author who makes history come gloriously alive”
---The Times [U.K.]

“Reading an Elizabeth Chadwick novel is the next best thing to time travel.”
---Sharon Kay Penman

Praise for Lords of the White Castle

“A lively, well-plotted drama, superior to the norm.”
---Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Marsh King’s Daughter

“This novel has everything---adventure, treachery, violence, and some forthright sex, but its abiding strength is the author’s grasp of the historical details.”
---Beverly Guardian

“Beautifully written with marvelously drawn characters and fascinating details that bring the late medieval period wonderfully to life. The growing emotional tensions and plot complications make the book a compulsive reading experience.”
---Roberta Gellis

Praise for The Love Knot

“Realistic, romantic, and engrossing, this story deftly combines love and war...to appeal to readers of historical romance and historical fiction alike.”
---Library Journal

“Ripe with intrigue, colorful folklore, and lusty romance...superb reading!”
---Affaire de Coeur

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Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early medieval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historical and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt.

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