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Elizabeth I and Her Conquests (Dead Famous) [Paperback]

Margaret Simpson , Philip Reeve
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17 Aug 2001 0439998239 978-0439998239
You've probably heard of Elizabeth 1...She is dead famous for:co-ordinating her black teeth with a big red wig, sinking the Spanish Armada, fending off admirers and remaining the Virgin Queen. But have you heard that Elizabeth: was a right raver on the dance floor, locked up ladies for getting married, fell in love with a frog? Yes, even though she's dead. Liz's still full of surprises. Now you can get the inside story with Elizabeth's secret diary, pick up the latest gossip in The Tudor Tatler, and find out all about Lizzy's World and how she made her crucial conquests.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Hippo (17 Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439998239
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439998239
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.2 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 704,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Famous is Bring History to Life 1 Mar 2005
By Ann
Neither my daughter nor I could put this down. An absorbing and colorful account (and very quick read) which brings historical figures to life. I can't comment on the historical accuracy but it seems to provide a pretty good portrayal. I've never been good at history (the facts just don't stick for long) but when you learn about the person as a person and not as a set of facts it is like reading a novel. Or a soap opera! The stories are interjected with "newspaper articles," copies of letters and documents, and cartoons to illustrate topics or significant dialogue which is what first enticed my daughter to pick it up and start reading it.
A natural sequel is Mary and Her Hopeless Husbands, who led an even more dramatic life (the original Drama Queen?) than Elizabeth, and their stories are considerably intertwined.
I will continue to provide Dead Famous books for my kids as they are really enjoyable. I hope folks don't view these as dumbing down history, instead I like to think of them as an introduction to these figures that encourages further interest. I also like that the books are not concerned with being politically correct and don't candy-coat the more sensitive incidents, so parents may want to read these simply to be prepared for any questions that may come up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining! 25 Sep 2002
If this book managed to get my math-minded, NOT-into-Tudor-History-at-all fiance into Elizabeth, I would reccomend it to anyone! This is a wonderful little book, pointing out all the interesting parts of Elizabeth's long reign, and sure to catch the eye of any child with a budding interest in British History.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
'Elizabeth I is the most famous Queen who has ever ruled England.
Yet she almost didn't rule at all.................
Find out how Elizabeth kept her cool and her head through all the dangers with an exclusive look at what she might have written in her secret diary........... '

208 pages dedicated to the long life of the English Queen.
Split into chapters:-

Meet the family
Lizzy and her lessons
After Henry
Sister trouble
Queen at last!
Lizzy in love
Pesky cousin Mary
Money and men
Death threats and sea battles
Good Queen Bess

Written in a variety of fonts, with humorous black and white cartoon illustrations throughout.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ElizabethI 11 April 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The best way to study history. I learnt things I did not know, especially the fact that she had been in the Tower as a young woman.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 25 Sep 2003
By "larana45" - Published on
This book had great information on Elizbeth I. Instead of just wordy texts, the author has had cartoons added as well to put the cherry on the cake. I recommend this book to people interested in history. I also encourage you to read Mary, Queen of Scots and her Hopeless Husbands in addition to this.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elizabeth I 19 Feb 2005
By Toni - Published on
I really enjoyed this book.Elizabeth has a really interesting life and the Dead Famous author M
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 21 Aug 2014
By toorakian - Published on
A very good, detailed but approachable introduction to Elizabeth I for young adult readers. Highly recommended.
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