Elizabeth Chadwick​

Elizabeth Chadwick is one of Britain’s foremost historical novelists. She is a New York Times bestselling author, the Historical Novel Society calls her the “Best Writer of Medieval Fiction currently around”, and her books have been translated into 16 languages. Elizabeth will be talking about her latest trilogy on Eleanor of Aquitaine. “Alienor” (as she was actually called), mother of Richard the Lionheart and the infamous King John, is one of the most powerful and irrepressible women in medieval history, and Elizabeth brings to life her story of romance, scandal, and political intrigue.

TALKS BY ELIZABETH AT THE FESTIVAL

Eleanor of Aquitaine: The fiction behind the fact and the fact behind the fiction

Friday 24th March - 18.30 - 19.30

Eleanor of Aquitaine is an iconic 12th century queen greatly coloured by numerous paint brushes in the thousand years since her lifetime. But what was she really like? How much is fact and how much is fiction?

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Research, Reality and Imagination: recreating a lost world for the modern reader.

A panel discussion with Imogen Robertson, Anna Mazzola and Elizabeth Chadwick

Sunday 26th March - 10.30 - 11.30

Elizabeth Chadwick

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick has written over 20 historical novels sold in 18 languages worldwide. Since 1998, her novels have been longlisted, shortlist, and won historical and romantic fiction awards. In 2011 To Defy A King won the Romantic Novelists Association award for the best work of Historical fiction.  A Place Beyond Courage, was selected by UK bookshop chain Waterstones as one of their Best Books of 2008 in historical fiction. In 2010 The Scarlet Lion was nominated as one of the ten landmark historical novels of the decade by Historical Novel Society founder, Richard Lee. Elizabeth's nineteenth novel, To Defy a King, won the RNA Historical Novel Prize in 2011. Elizabeth has gone on to become one of Britain's foremost historical novelists. She is renowned for her extensive research into the medieval period and particularly so in the area of the Marshal and Bigod families. Her novels about the thirteenth century magnate William Marshal, The Greatest Knight, and The Scarlet Lion, have brought her international acclaim, and has been called by the Historical Novel Society 'The Best Writer of Medieval Fiction currently around.'

 

http://elizabethchadwick.com/

TALKS BY ELIZABETH AT THE FESTIVAL

Eleanor of Aquitaine: The fiction behind the fact and the fact behind the fiction

Friday 24th March - 18.30-19.30

Eleanor of Aquitaine is an iconic 12th century queen greatly coloured by numerous paint brushes in the thousand years since her lifetime. But what was she really like? How much is fact and how much is fiction?

No product

Research, Reality and Imagination: recreating a lost world for the modern reader.

A panel discussion with Imogen Robertson, Anna Mazzola and Elizabeth Chadwick

Sunday 26th March - 10.30 - 11.30

How true to life is the setting of a historical novel? What do novelists owe to the truth? Our panelists discuss their aims and ambitions, their research, compromises and controversies and the creative choices they make when trying to summon up a lost time and its people. 

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