One More Time... Invaluable William Marshal.
Still musing over William Marshal's epic life and career in the households of differnet Plantagenet monarchs- first and foremost in the household of Henry the Young King- I am posting- as a I have promised- by the author's kind permission, links to Marshal Thursdays, wonderful series on Elizabeth Chadwick's brilliant blog. As a matter of fact, the episodes I am linking you to all concern William's young overlord, whom the author of the History described in highly laudatory terms, just like Gervase of Tilbury did in his Otia Imperialia.
The History of William Marshal. Episode 12. We learn of William Marshal's predicament and how the tourneying might have gone quite fishy.
The History of William Marshal. Episode 13. How a grand tournament was held at Eu, and the Young King played the role of judge.
The History of William Marshal. Episode 14. The tournament life again, this time without the Young King, but with the Marshal- singer, dancer, courtier and.... horse whisperer.
The History of William Marshal. Episode 15. Marvellous, albeit a little bit hectic exploits on the tournament field again, and Henry the Young King highly praised.