Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 196 pages
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Elizabeth I (1533-1603) impressed herself more vividly on the memory of the world than any other monarch in the history of England. She successfully established and maintained power while refusing to bow to the wishes of those who believed no woman was fit to occupy the English throne. This biography describes the opulent but cruel childhood that shaped the woman Elizabeth became and details her triumphant reign, as well as the unrelenting forces that opposed her. Exploring the answers to some of history's most persistent and intriguing questions, Jane Resh Thomas has created a compelling account of Elizabeth's life that shatters the myths surrounding her and allows readers an unprecedented view of the queen as a human being. Full-color insert, chronology, bibliography, index.
  

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Summary: Elizabeth I of England was born into political turmoil; her father had annulled his marriage to Catherine of Aragon to marry her mother Anne Boleyn. Just a few years later, her mother was ... Read full review

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The book behind the mask is by Jane Resh Thomas. The genre is nonfiction. It's copyright is in 1998. I gave this book three stars out of five. This book was mostly interesting. The main character is ... Read full review

Contents

The Midnight Crow
1
Sisters
13
The Midnight Crows Daughter
25
The Princess and the Admiral
39
Bloody Mary
49
Subjectto Her Sister
60
The New Queen Crowned
74
The New Queen in Charge
82
The TroublesomeQueen of Scots
117
A Very PublicPrivate Life
129
To Kill the Queen
140
King Philips Holy War
153
The Queen and Her Wild Horse
166
The Case IsAltered
175
Chronology
182
Bibliography and Source Notes
186

The Queens a Woman
94
Sweet Robin103
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About the author (1998)

Jane Resh Thomas has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including the highly praised BEHIND THE MASK for Clarion. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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