Monday, November 24, 2008
GOOD QUEEN BESS: THE STORY OF ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND by: Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema - Non-fiction Biography
Elizabeth, the daughter of England's famous King Henry VIII, grew up in a time of religious conflict and chaos. King Henry VIII went to an extreme, marrying six times, to make sure he had a son to rule after he passed, but it was Elizabeth who would conduct England through the rough years ahead. Historians call this the "Elizabethan Age," after Queen Elizabeth I, which is amazing since it was a time of men. This book is very attractive; the text is readable and the illustrations compliment the pages. The illustrations are beautiful paintings that reflect the lavish lifestyle Queen Elizabeth I lived.