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Two very different women . . . Linked by destiny and a power struggle for the English crown.

Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king, against all odds and despite all men. Adeliza, Henry’s widowed queen and Matilda’s stepmother, has always been on Matilda’s side but now she is married to William D’Albini, a warrior of the opposition. In a world where a man’s word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen?

What does it cost to be ‘Lady of the English’?

Reviews

Chadwick's grasp of historical detail is matched by her ability to weave a beguiling narrative
Choice Magazine
Elizabeth Chadwick breathes new life into a dramatic period of history, exploring the relationship between two very different women against a backdrop of violence, betrayal and political intrigue
Good Book Guide
Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride. Beautifully strong characters and a real feel for time and place
Daily Telegraph
Renowned historical novelist Chadwick tells this battle-of-the-sexes story from a woman's point of view, channelling Matilda and the wannabe regent's stepmother as storytellers
New York Post
Blends authentic period details with modern convention for emotional drama
Mail on Sunday