• "This is history as it should be written: a riveting page-turner, underpinned by impeccable scholarship ... the original source material offers us breathtaking insights into a remarkable, unsung hero."

    Alison Weir
  • "A compelling picture of Victorian court life"

    Sunday Times
  • "Crammed with fascinating details"

  • "The Queen's Knight vividly succeeds in its act of resusitation."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Martyn Downer has succeeded with masterly skill in using the story of Elphinstone and Prince Arthur as a window on the Victorian court, providing a riveting and original account of the mid-century monarchy."

    Literary Review