The Plantagenets A Pride of Kings Author:Juliet Dymoke This is the story of William Marshal whom King Stephen of Blois almost had hanged. Many years later, William, is a landless, penniless younger son who earns his living by the sword in the tourney fields of Europe and rises to the highest office in the land under the crown. He served five kings of the unpredictable and tempestuous Plantagenet lin... more »e. One of these kings died in his arms, another accused him of crimes without cause, another raised him to high honors, while the last turned against him.
Through all of these adversities, William Marshal never forswore his loyalty to the argumentative, charming brood of Henry II, the founder of the Plantagenet dynasty.
This is the first of a series of novels which tells the story of the Plantagenet monarchs through the eyes of men and women who were involved with them, in one way or another. It is also a riveting account of a man who deserved better masters but served them unstintingly time after time. This book is out-of-print but is worth the time to find and read. Juliet Dymoke does all of her characters justice and her talent for describing medieval times is extraordinary!« less