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Elizabeth I: English Renaissance Queen…

Elizabeth I: English Renaissance Queen (Essential Lives)

by Mary K. Pratt

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When Elizabeth became Queen of England in 1559, many Catholics viewed her as a threat. Her first action during her reign was to choose the men who would help her rule the country. Growing up, Elizabeth always lived in her half sister Mary's shadow. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Many people despised Anne Boleyn and King Henry eventually had her executed. Before her reign, Mary even had Elizabeth imprisoned in the Tower of London after she was suspected of treason. During her lifetime, Elizabeth never married and was coined as "The Virgin Queen." This book gives details about Elizabeth's childhood, the challenges she faced during her reign, and her legacy. Because of the length of this book, it is a great resource for anyone wanting the important details of Elizabeth's life. A good book for someone who would need to do a report on her. ( )
  afrught | Jan 18, 2016 |
This book is a brief look at the life of Elizabeth the 1st, Queen of England. The book tells the story of her life, starting first at the day she learned that she was the Queen, it then returnes to her childhood thru to her death. It is filled with many colorful illustrations that help show the people of that era. An entire chapter is devoted to the the accompishments that England made under her rule. Because of it's size, it is not as detailed as many of the other books on the subject. Many important parts of her life, such as the affects of the death of her mother, is condensed into a few lines of text. The chapter on her accomplishments could have been put back into the previous chapters rather than taken out and put at the end of the book. This book would be useful for younger students as a starting offf point into futher learnings about this subject. For older students, I would want to use a more detailed book. At best, it could be used as a reading assignment that students would write about overnight or during a 90-120 minute class. ( )
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Examines the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth I. Learn about the queen's family background, childhood, education, as well as the saga of her ascension to the throne and influential rule--from the trials she faced with international diplomacy, military campaigns, and religious conflict to the Golden Age she inspired through her support of the arts and global exploration.… (more)

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