Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I -- The People's Queen: Her Life and Times: 21 Activities

By Kerrie Logan Hollihan

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Recounts the life and accomplishments of the people's queen, in a book with activities, from singing a madrigal and growing a knot garden to creating a period costume, to provide readers a taste of the Elizabethan age.

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What Life Was Like in the Realm of Elizabeth: England, AD 1533-1603

By Time-Life Books

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Drawing on art, artifacts and literature that was left behind, these richly illustrated volumes recount captivating tales of everyday life in long-ago vanished worlds.
Part of the What Life Was Like... series.

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The Tower of London

By Leonard Everett Fisher

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Characterizes the Tower and its people during the turbulent years of the forming of the British nation from 1078 through 1666.

Princess Elizabeth was imprisoned by her sister in this ancient tower. Later as queen, Elizabeth would find it to be a suitable place to put her own enemies.

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Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest For El Dorado

By Marc Aronson

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This luxuriantly detailed account of Ralegh's life--courtier, general, explorer, quester for El Dorado, overseer of the Irish--and death (he was executed as a traitor) is also a fully dimensional portrait of the Elizabethan period.

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Sir Francis Drake: Navigator and Pirate

By Earle Rice, Jr.

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His enemies called him "El Draco" (the dragon) for his piratical ways. The English people called him a hero for his explorations around the world and his part in trouncing of the Spanish Armada.

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One Day in Shakespeare's England

By Avis Murton Carter

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From the poor to the tradesmen to the very rich, follow the everyday lives of people in the year 1600. 48 pages.

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Food & Feasts in Tudor Times

By Richard Balkwill

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The people in Queen Elizabeth's time did not eat the same foods or have the same table manners that we do today. Learn about some of the differences in this short book. Part of the Food and Feasts series.

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Elizabethan England

By William W. Lace

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During the 45-year reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, her country became a world power and underwent a renaissance in music, architecture, literature and drama. At the same time, England's military victories and bold explorations laid the foundations of the British Empire.

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Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I

By Jane Resh Thomas

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A short biography of Elizabeth I that describes her triumphant reign as well as the childhood that shaped the woman she became.

Also available as an eBook.

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Elizabeth I: The Last Tudor Queen

The Tudor Family

Elizabeth's father was King Henry VIII of England--a big, red-haired man who liked to joust and feast. He also liked the ladies. For many years, he was mostly content with his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, a Spanish princess. They had a daughter, Mary, but no other children lived to maturity. Henry very much wanted a strong son to carry on his name and keep the kingdom safe.