Biography: Elizabeth I

Biography: Elizabeth I by Simon Adams

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Format: Paperback / softback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781781715116
Publisher: QED Publishing
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Read the extraordinary story of Elizabeth I’s life, from her troubled childhood to her remarkable adult life as queen of England.

Following the execution of her mother and disownment by her father, Elizabeth was never expected to sit on the throne.

She rose above her imprisonment in the Tower of London and rejected several marriage proposals to emerge triumphant as England's most powerful queen.

Pushing the boundaries of the British Empire ever further through exploration, patronage of the arts, and strengthened trade, Elizabeth became a glorious monarch, loved and celebrated by her people.

Simon Adams is a writer and editor of children’s non-fiction and reference books. He specializes in history, politics and current affairs and has written extensively on exploration, music and the arts. Simon has also contributed to family and adult reference books and has been an editorial consultant on various history and other titles. Simon was born in Bristol and studied history and politics at the London School of Economics and Bristol University, where he gained an MSc. He entered publishing as a publicity copywriter at Routledge and subsequently joined Dorling Kindersley, eventually becoming managing editor of the children's division. He became a full-time writer 15 years ago. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 60 books for a wide range of publishers. Simon lives in London and is a keen reader and cyclist.

Format: Paperback / softback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781781715116
Size: 6.772 in x 9.685 in / 172 mm x 246 mm
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BIRTH OF A PRINCESS

A Royal Birth p8
The Tudors p10
The Tudor Kingdom p12
Elizabeth's Early Life p14
Daily Life in Tudor Times p18
Catholics and Protestants p22

FROM PRISON TO THRONE

Sent to the Tower p 26
Becoming Queen p28
The Young Ruler p30
Elizabeth's Suitors p32
Governing the Country p34
Life at Court p36

CONQUERING THE WORLD

European Rivals p40
Mary Queen of Scots p42
Explorers and Seafarers p44
The Spanish Armada p46

GLORIOUS QUEEN

Elizabethan England p52
Elizabethan London p54
Her Final Years p56
Elizabeth's Legacy p58

Glossary p60
Bibliography and Index p62

'Facts are well presented  ...A good book for the classroom, but it would also be enjoyed as a leisure read for those children interested in history.’

‘A colourful queen whose story is told through a suitably colourful book. Clear, factual information is split into succinct and sensible sections so key information can easily be found… It's easy to read and to absorb the information’

‘ A colourful queen whose story is told through  a suitably colourful book. Clear, factual information is split into succinct and sensible  sections so key information can easily be found… It's easy to read and to absorb the  information’

'Facts are well presented   ...A good book for the classroom, but it would also be enjoyed as a leisure read for those children interested in history.’