To mark the publication of Elizabeth Chadwick's new novel Lady of the English, we're offering all you history buffs the chance to win a year's membership to English Heritage by entering our Empress Matilda quiz.
About the Author
Elizabeth Chadwick has written 19 historical novels. The winner of a Betty Trask Award for her first novel, she has been shortlisted five times for the RNA Major Award, and won the Historical Novel Prize this year for To Defy A King.
About Lady of the English
Lady of the English, released on 2nd June 2011, explores two very different women linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king. Adeliza, Henry’s widowed queen and Matilda’s stepmother, is now married to William D’Albini, a warrior of the opposition.
Both women are strong and prepared to stand firm for what they know is right. But in a world where a man’s word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen? And for Matilda pride comes before a fall …
This is a story of huge emotional power, magnificent scope and impeccable research.
How to Enter the Competition
To enter the competition, please read and make sure you understand and agree to our competition terms and conditions, then complete the form below with your name, email address and your answers to the multiple choice questions.
The closing date for entering the competition is Sunday 3rd July 2011 and the winner will be notified by email during w/c Monday 4th July 2011.
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