Elizabeth I: The Outcast Who Became England's Queen

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No one thought that Elizabeth would live to become Queen of England. Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mother for treason and then disowned his daughter. Read the true story of how this clever and resourceful little princess lived through imprisonment in the Tower of London and turned down several unwanted proposals of marriage to become England's most glorious queen. See the world of Elizabethan England through the eyes of the woman who made it. Book jacket.
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No one thought that Elizabeth would live to become Queen of England. Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mother for treason and then disowned his daughter. Read the true story of how this clever and resourceful little princess lived through imprisonment in the Tower of London and turned down several unwanted proposals of marriage to become England's most glorious queen. See the world of Elizabethan England through the eyes of the woman who made it. Book jacket.
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Children's Literature
Published by National Geographic, this biography contains full color pictures on every page, many of which are reproductions of sixteenth century artwork depicting Queen Elizabeth I and her myriad of relatives. Divided into four sections, this short book gives an overview of Elizabeth's lineage, her life before becoming queen, her accomplishments leading a world-conquering navy, and her legacy as queen, leaving behind an era named in her honor. Written at an eighth or ninth grade level, this book is fairly accessible to younger students because of the illustrations, charts, maps, and sidebar information. Each page contains a timeline of important events in the life of Elizabeth and the history of the country that will become known as England. The whole of Elizabeth's life is put into context through the explanation of her family tree, the intrigue surrounding her rise to the thrown, and the relationships she shared with her siblings and cousins. A description of Elizabethan England along with an explanation of this phrase concludes the book, giving a sense of what this woman accomplished in the face of great odds. Easy to read, the text works well with the multiple illustrations, sidebars, and continuous timeline to move the reader quickly through the life of one of England's most important monarchs. 2005, National Geographic, and Ages 10 to 16.
—Wendy M. Smith-D'Arezzo
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-These titles have attractive, colorful pages with plentiful photos and reproductions and a running time line across the bottom of most spreads. Dates chronicle important happenings and place the subjects in the context of history and world events. Both authors include early childhood and family background and present a glimpse of everyday life during the period. Accomplishments and hardships are clearly explained with supporting quotes and facts. Maps, text boxes, a glossary, and several Web sources aid report writers. Beautifully illustrated and visually appealing additions.-Kathleen A. Nester, Downingtown High Ninth Grade Center, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Table of Contents

1 Birth of a Princess
A Royal Birth 8
The Tudors 10
The Tudor Kingdom 12
Elizabeth's Early Life 14
Daily Life in Tudor Times 18
Catholics and Protestants 22
2 From Prison to Throne
Sent to the Tower 26
Becoming Queen 28
The Young Ruler 30
Elizabeth's Suitors 32
Governing the Country 34
Life at Court 36
3 Conquering the World
European Rivals 40
Mary Queen of Scots 42
Explorers and Seafarers 44
The Spanish Armada 46
4 Glorious Queen
Elizabethan England 52
Elizabethan London 54
Her Final Years 56
Elizabeth's Legacy 58
Glossary 60
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