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by Jane Resh Thomas

Download Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I eBook
ISBN:
0395691206
Author:
Jane Resh Thomas
Category:
Biographies
Language:
English
Publisher:
Clarion Books (October 19, 1998)
Pages:
208 pages
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1196 kb
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1105 kb
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4.3
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The famous book, Behind the Mask, was written by Jane Resh Thomas

The famous book, Behind the Mask, was written by Jane Resh Thomas. Queen Elizabeth encountered various challenges during her childhood. She had several step-moms such as Catherine Parr, Catherine Howard, Anne of Cleves, Jane Seymour, and Catherine of Aragon. Elizabeth faced many different problems during the process of becoming queen of England since many people were against and preventing her. Elizabeth not only had a brother and an older sister, she was a female and only males were allowed to inherit the throne. The book, Behind the Mask, was written by Jane Resh Thomas. Queen Elizabeth's life was always threatened.

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. Библиографические данные. Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I. Автор. Издание: иллюстрированное.

Thomas (The Princess in the Pigpen) recounts events in the life of England's legendary queen with the page-turning urgency . Yes, I think this book can be gruesome for young kids; probably more appropriate for young adults in late teens, interested in studies of Tudor times, the Elizabethan age.

Thomas (The Princess in the Pigpen) recounts events in the life of England's legendary queen with the page-turning urgency of a thriller. I do recommend it! Of course this is England at a time when people were getting their heads chopped off and/or being burned at the stake.

Elizabeth I (1533-1603) impressed herself more .

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. Full-color insert, chronology, bibliography, index.

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Authors: Thomas, Jane Resh. Additional Product Features. Place of Publication. Title: Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I. Binding: Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good.

Portrayal of Elizabeth Tudor: Elizabeth I is portrayed in a harsher way than other depictions. Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I by Jane Resh Thomas. Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey. Starkey, David, Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne, 2001. During her sister's reign, though there was always the danger of being executed as a heretic, she seems to have been more worried that enough fabricated evidence would be produced to condemn her as being involved in the plot to set herself up on the throne.

Elizabeth I (1533-1603) impressed herself more vividly on the memory of the world than any other . If you are looking for something indepth, this is not for you.

Despite a wretched childhood and at times fearing for her life, Elizabeth became one of the most influential women in history. Title of a book, article or other published item (this will display to the public)

Winner Blurb: Despite a wretched childhood and at times fearing for her life, Elizabeth became one of the most influential women in history. Title of a book, article or other published item (this will display to the public): Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I. ISBN of the winning item: 0395691206. What type of media is this winner?: Book. Winner Detail Create Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 08:17.

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.
  • Faell
Yes, I think this book can be gruesome for young kids; probably more appropriate for young adults in late teens, interested in studies of Tudor times, the Elizabethan age. I do recommend it!

Of course this is England at a time when people were getting their heads chopped off and/or being burned at the stake. Some of these descriptions gave me nightmares.

This book is very detailed, reaching to the descriptions of every day life and conditions in which Elizabeth lived. Her story is told objectively, not necessarily flattering her. The author paints great visual imagery in regard to how the people of the times struggled with survival and their religious affinities... And Elizabeth's exposure to the royal courts, her general neglect as a young child, and her will to survive in spite of what would take a miracle to take the throne.

Elizabeth had to learn how to guard and protect herself; yet she was still betrayed by many of those who were closest to her. Perhaps it was the human longing to belong and be loved that was her infinite sorrow. It may have been that she privately found her position as Queen ironic, but she did her best not to abuse a system or those which enabled her to be rich and privileged. In the process, she realized she would have to give up having a husband, a lover, or children. I feel this book did an excellent job of getting into the psychology of who Elizabeth was! A fascinating, deep and informative read.
  • Benn
From some of the other reviews I was expecting a page-turner, but I would not give this book that credit. I agree with another reviewer that it read more like a recitation of facts than a story and I found the cast of characters a bit hard to follow. And the target age level is unclear. The gruesome facts and dry complexity seem appropriate for a teen reader, but some of the asides seem geared to a much younger audience. Here's an example from the opening chapter: "Princesses, everyone supposes, lead enchanted lives... But the real life of Elizabeth shows how false such fantasies may be. If she was charmed, then her enchanter must have been a evil fairy whose charm was at least in part a curse." I fear that the kind of kid who is willing to tackle a fact-filled history of Elizabeth I might find that condescending. But in spite of these criticisms, I did enjoy the book. As a relative novice to Elizabethan history I learned a few things, and I found paintings and etchings particularly delightful.
  • ME
After reading (and thoroughly enjoying) The Queen's Handmaiden by Jennifer Ashley, I chose this book. As I read this biography I enjoyed the portraits, explanatory drawings and maps included throughout the book. I referred to the "Cast of Characters" many times, much easier than making my own list, it had all the information I wanted. I easily finished this book in time for our monthly meeting. After recognizing the depth it added to our discussion, several of my book club friends borrowed the book and also enjoyed it. Begin with this book if you are reading biography, continue with this if you are reading historical fiction, change genres with this if you are watching films.
  • LivingCross
This woman was the greatest monarch England ever had. Ever. The book, however was a bit disapointing. It is a bare-bones just-the-facts telling of a great women's life and didn't near do her justice. I wanted more.

If general facts and a fast read are all you want, this book is perfect. Just not for me.
  • Uyehuguita
I was excited to get this book, but don't remember in the description when I purchased it, that the pages were coming out of the binding. That was a major bummer. I tried glueing them in, but it's still disappointing.
  • Hanelynai
I have two movie versions of the life of Elizabeth with two discs each. One version was produced by the BBC and the other by Universal. The stories told by the movies were vastly different and I wanted to know which one was accurate. I wanted a biography that is concise and easy to read and this is precisely what the book delivered. The book, of course, tells yet another story but it is much closer to the BBC version.
  • Jonariara
This was a gift so I have no idea.
I purchased this as a gift for a 12 year old girl, but read it first. It was well written, as well as interesting. Pictorial family tree and photographs were beautiful.