Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544 (The Royal Diaries)

by Kathryn Lasky | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0590684841 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rubyrebel of Toledo, Ohio USA on 6/2/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by rubyrebel from Toledo, Ohio USA on Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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Journal Entry 2 by rubyrebel at Toledo, Ohio USA on Saturday, June 26, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (6/26/2010 UTC) at Toledo, Ohio USA

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Journal Entry 3 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, March 07, 2011
Taking this book out of KiaraNala29's Teen/Pre-teen/YA Bookbox.

This looks like such a fun book! My grandmother traced her husband's family and supposedly I am related in some way to Elizabeth I. I know next to nothing about her so I am interested in reading this book.

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Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, April 28, 2011
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"Do you know who I am? I shall tell you. I am Elizabeth, Princess of England, daughter of Henry VIII and his wife Anne Boleyn. I am eleven years old. My mother, once Queen, is now dead. Almost eight years ago, when I was not yet three, Father chopped off her head."

Daughter of a fallen queen, young Princess Elizabeth lives a complicated and dangerous life. She fears her father's famous temper but loves him dearly, noting that she would trade all her jewels just to be noticed by him. She also loves her brother Edward, heir to the English throne, but doesn't like her older sister Mary, who torments her and conspires against her. Kat, her governess, is so worried for Elizabeth's life that she spends hours checking their room for poison whenever they move to a new palace. Court intrigues swirl around her, the French are threatening an invasion, and Kat is clamoring for her to have another bath--that makes nearly six in three months! Through Elizabeth's diary, author Kathryn Lasky brings the Tudor world to life: glittering banquets of peacock, eel, and swan; palaces so stinky that "everyone goes about with their noses buried in pomander balls to hide the stench"; archery contests, where Elizabeth excels; and Latin and logic lessons... where she needs a little work. Some of the history is slightly flawed (a misplaced date or two), but readers will enjoy the great detail as they learn about the childhood of one of England's greatest monarchs. An epilogue, with Tudor family trees, paintings, and background information enhances this already excellent and entertaining book. (Ages 10 and older)

My Review: This was an interesting book. It's a fictional journal written by Elizabeth I when she was younger. There are a lot of historical facts in the book. It was a lot of fun to get a view of that time and place! I didn't remember quite as much about that history as I thought. I had completely forgotton that Henry VIII was her father and her older sister was Mary Queen of Scots, also known as Bloody Mary because she put so many people to death under her rule! Geez, maybe I don't want to be related to them! At least Elizabeth I was a good person and Queen.

Passing this one on to my daughter to read. I think she might like this. After that it will go on a new adventure.

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 at Rose Creek Library - Towne Lake in Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (1/3/2017 UTC) at Rose Creek Library - Towne Lake in Woodstock, Georgia USA

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