Elizabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor

Elizabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor

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In a series of diary entries, Princess Elizabeth, the eleven-year-old daughter of King Henry VIII, celebrates holidays and birthdays, relives her mother's execution, revels in her studies, and agonizes over her father's health.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c1999
ISBN: 9780590684842
Branch Call Number: Y Lasky K
Characteristics: 237 p. : ill. ; 20 cm


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Political intrigue might not be the subject of the average preteen girl’s diary entries, but the average girl isn’t in line to be queen of England. Elizabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor by Kathryn Lasky uses a diary format to show day-to-day life in the Tudor court—and it also turned one reader into a voracious fan of historical fiction. “I really liked diaries and getting a first-hand v... (more)

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Jun 05, 2019

This book was perhaps my favorite of the Royal Diaries series growing up (though many of the others were also quite good and I definitely recommend them as well). This rendition of Elizabeth I's childhood is absolutely riveting and highly entertaining.

Follow the 11-to-12-year-old daughter of Henry VIII, the daughter of Anne Boleyn, as she navigates the treacherous waters of her father's court in the final years of his life. It is in her handling of many of these situations that we see the beginnings of the canny political operator that she will show herself to be as an adult. We see some of the friendships and relationships that will stay with her through much of her life as well.

An amazing read for a tween or teen!

Apr 27, 2016


Apr 21, 2015

Brilliantly written and a deeply engrossing book about Queen Elizabeth I's sentiments as a 12 year old girl. An enjoyable read!

Apr 12, 2015

The tone and mood of this novel holds echoes of the dark, dreary Medieval Ages and it is the perfect read for a rainy day. I don't know how Lasky did it, but there is something different in the undertones of this book that I can't put my finger on. It shows the real side of being English royalty in a time of sexism, questionable medical practices, monarchy, and plots of treason.

Dec 08, 2014

I have know idea how many times i have read this book IT'S AMAZING!!!

Mar 08, 2012

I truly loved this book you should read it!!!!!!!!!! her step sister was Bloody Mary!! Tell me what u think meggy162@hotmail.com

EMILY N CHEN Mar 01, 2012

this book is amazing!!!! Love it!!

Dec 16, 2009

This is a wonderful story to read if you are doing a project on Elizabeth I or if you are looking for a good book to read. You may think that being a princess is wonderful but for Elizabeth I it was horrable. Her father(the king)beheaded Elizabeth's mother. Elizabeth also was scared of her older sister.

I think that you will find this book very exciting.


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Dec 08, 2014

sarahage8 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 17


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