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Queen Elizabeth Tudor: Journey to Gloriana (The Legendary Women of World History) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-09-09 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 4 user ratings
ISBN:1516909631
LANGUAGE:English

" This is a well-written book, which is a great addition to the series, and once again provides a fascinating look in to the life of one of history's great women. " said.

" The story of Queen Elizabeth Tudor is fascinating. That was really hard for me to say. Seriously, I hated history in school, except for the music. For me to show the slightest interest in anything historical or political is astounding! Rather than a boring biography, this author has breathed life into this story, while managing to remain historically accurate. I can't wait to hear the audio version. " said.

"I recently read a book about Mary Queen of Scots by this author. It was short, concise and very well researched.
The same can be said about Queen Elizabeth Tudor.
It covers a time from her childhood when she meets and is educated alongside Robert Dudley and follows their friendship as they grow into adulthood together. From Lady Elizabeth to Queen. Through some of the most volatile periods in England and Scotland with monarchy and religion in constant states of flux.
Laurel A Rockefeller has written another easily read history book. She provides an impeccable time line and links to many sources for further investigation.
I have already bought Eleanor of Aquitaine from this lovely, educational series.
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"I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or my review in any way.

This book was actually quite a surprise for me.

Queens Elizabeth Tudor is one of the queens I know the most about. This is partly due to learning about her in high school, then college, and then researching her in my own time... needless to say she lead a very full and successful life. I know from my own research how much actually happened in her life, both politically and personally. What shocked me the most was how Rockefeller fit it all in such a small book! One of the reasons I was looking forward to this book was to see how she'd do exactly that, and I'm happy to say not only did she do it, but the quality never slipped in doing so.

This book is similar to the others in the series because it starts and finishes as if the history is being told like a story. As I've said before, I really like this approach because I feel it makes the book more accessible to more age groups. The language used is easy to understand and the history is easy to follow, so it'd be perfect for kids in school who want to know a bit about Elizabeth.

I love how short and concise this book is, it's got all the major facts. This book would be perfect for someone who's constantly on the go with little time to spare. The brilliant thing about the books in this series is you'll learn something new every time you pick them up! I'd highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Queen Elizabeth and her reign :)
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"Edward and his family are headed to the New World. On board he meets a young girl who asks about Queen Elizabeth. Edward tells the history of Queen Elizabeth Tudor. Queen Elizabeth becomes queen when her sister, Queen Mary, dies. Her best friend, Robert Dudley, accompanies her throughout her life.

Well written and includes some wonderful romance. This book gives you information you may have missed about Queen Elizabeth Tudor. Raw emotion and scandalous happenings keep you turning the pages of this book.

I found no issues

I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it really gave me a greater understanding of Queen Elizabeth Tudor.
~Copy of book provided by author and I voluntarily reviewed it.
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"The telling of Queen Elizabeth Tudor starts off by being told by a teen boy, Edward Drinker, as his family and him set sail from Plymouth to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He befriends another teen on-board, Elizabeth Epps, who he tells the story to.
 
We start with when seven-year old Princess Elizabeth was being raised in Hatfield house in Hertfordshire when she meets eight-year old Robert Dudley. Yes, the son to John Dudley who wrestled power away from Edward Seymour who had seized power after King Edward VI was crowned, making himself "lord protector". That tid-bit was most notably after the death of King Henry VIII (Elizabeth Tudor's father) which had been the reason behind King Edward's accession. 
 
We know the history to be rife with politics and war due to the collision between religions. This side of the story leans heavily toward Queen Elizabeth's choice of being single, childless, and the time before she was crowned.
 
The ending of the story being told by Edward Drinker is well known even to present day, The Spanish Armada and Queen Elizabeth's reign being known as the "Golden Age" hence the nickname 'Gloriana'.
 
The timeline appendix is one of my favorite parts of the Women of History series. This timeline starts off in November 28, 1489 when Margaret Tudor is born to King Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth of York all the way through to January 30, 1649 when King Charles I was executed in the aftermath of the English Civil War led by Oliver Cromwell.
 
Most of the chapters started with songs in which Queen Elizabeth Tudor was known to have sang and there is an appendix that holds the lyrics to Journey to Gloriana.
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"I really liked the start of Queen Elizabeth Tudor: Journey to Gloriana where a boy of thirteen years old is on board of ship that's destined for the New World is about to tell the story of Queen Elizabeth I. It was a cute start.

Queen Elizabeth is probably one of my favorite historical figures ever so I did know a little bit about her life from previous books I've read. This was a quick of about 90 pages so it doesn't take long at all to read it, which is always a bonus. I do love reading short historical books. I'd really recommend it for those who don't like longer books like it but still want to learn more about the life of Elizabeth.

Just like the story about Catherine de Valois that I read previously I still wouldn't call this a full nonfiction as there are fictional conversations. But that doesn't mean it wasn't enjoyable because it is. A unique and creative story about Queen Elizabeth I.
" said.

" This is a well-written book, which is a great addition to the series, and once again provides a fascinating look in to the life of one of history's great women. " said.

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