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  1. The Marsh King's Daughter
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  2. The Marsh King's Daughter

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From the author of "The Champion" and "Shields of Pride", this novel is set in England during the closing days of the reign of King John. Injured fighting King John's troops, Nicholas de Caen is nursed back to health in a nunnery by Miriel of Wisbech.

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Another environment lush, character vivid, and story intense work from Elizabeth Chadwick! Not only does this author spin a good yarn, but she transports her readers to another world with problems, dilemmas, and battles all its own, and yet a world that is very much like our own as well. History comes alive in her hands, and that's one of the main reasons I keep coming back to her, again and again.

I loved how the author concentrated on the middle class of medieval society in this work, not the lords and ladies in their castles and keeps. We got to see how the business men and women of that era lived and worked and loved. The world of the passionate wool trade and the surprisingly-political common nunneries came alive. I think I prefer the works that concentrate on the "little people" rather than the nobles sometimes as they become more relatable to people nowadays. They're trying to earn a living, provide for their... Read more
Since I've read Elizabeth Chadwick's latest books, and now this earlier novel, I see how much she has grown as a writer. But all her books are good. Her latest novels are about the royalty, but THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER is about a young woman born into the cloth weaving business in the 12th century. There is some sex, but Chadwick weaves it into the story seamlessly so that it doesn't overpower the plot as so many writers allow. The characters are well developed and true to the times. I can't say enough about this author's books.
Born out of wedlock, Miriel Weaver adored her grandfather, a master weaver of fine wool. Her step-father takes over the weaving business upon her grandfather's death and Miriel rebels against him once to often and is packed off to a convent, although her rebellious nature continues and she doesn't exactly get along with life with the nuns either. Nicholas de Caen was a prisoner of King John until the baggage train is lost when the tide overtakes it as they are crossing the marsh. Nicholas reaches shore and finds quite a prize - a fortune in coin and the crown of the Empress Matilda. He is able to hide the treasure before he collapses from the ordeal and is eventually found by Miriel and another nun and nursed back to health.

Miriel follows Nicholas when he leaves and convinces him to escort her to safety in a new town, but when he falls asleep the lure of the crown and the silver is too much and believing she's entitled to some for saving his life she takes what she... Read more
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