There are few women throughout history that have made as large an impact on world history as Queen Elizabeth I managed to do. Her life spanned one of the most turbulent times in England's history and yet she managed to bring order to her country and advance its power and territory as well. Elizabeth's life began under controversial circumstance. The split of England from the Catholic Church would remain a major issue throughout her reign. Despite the many difficulties that Elizabeth faced, she maintained her throne and the admiration of the government and the people of England. This simple biography of Queen Elizabeth I provides a suitable introduction to some of the most turbulent of England's history and also illustrates how a young woman could gain and retain power in a time when women were not allowed in positions of authority. Full color illustrations appear throughout the text as well as brief asides that give greater insight into a few of the more significant events of Elizabeth's reign. At the end of each chapter is a short quiz; a timeline and additional sources of information are included at the end of the text. This book is part of the "Makers of the Middle Ages and Renaissance" series. 2006, Chelsea House Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.