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Eliza Rose

Written by Lucy Worsley

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TV historian Lucy Worsley is gifted at bringing the past to life and shows it to great effect here. Her detailed knowledge of the Tudors, the people and above all the places, provides the perfect background to a coming of age story set in a different time. Eliza Camperdowne comes from an old but impoverished family; she knows that the future of her family’s fortunes depend on her making the right kind of marriage. Ideally, that means marrying a man with money and a title. But Eliza’s life plan is changed when she is sent with her cousin to be a maid of Honour at the Court of King Henry V111. Katherine may be a cousin but can Eliza trust her? As Katherine finds favour with the King himself, Eliza must learn to survive the intrigue and treachery of the court. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review Lucy Worsley's, My Name is Victoria. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Mia Goodman, age 10 - 'FAB! The best historical fiction novel that I've ever read. It was so fun to read and find out the adventures Miss V has when she goes to Victoria's house.'
  • Ella O'Gorman, age 12 - 'My Name Is Victoria is an absolute page turner. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it gave me everything I love in a book, including, history, drama, mystery and unusual twists.'
  • Emma Corden, age 11 - 'My Name is Victoria is a book perfect for all those out there who love historic books.'
  • Zoe Basson, age 9 - 'I love this book more than I can explain...This book perfectly explains Queen Victoria's childhood. She has that murky darkness with a glint of light.'
  • Cally Evans, age 10 - 'An outstanding book that definitely deserves a place on your bookshelf!'
  • Ella Jones, age 12 - 'I loved reading My Name is Victoria and read it quickly. I love how you don't realise all you're learning about Princess Victoria, the Kensington system and what the royal was really like.'
  • Lisa Redmond - 'This book is an absolute delight ...With this book I believe Lucy Worsley has really found her voice as a writer of historical fiction for children.'
  • Lois Peck, Dormston Secondary School - 'I think it is a truly wonderful book and I love how it sent me into my own world...I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.'
  • Jessica Holme, age 10 - 'This is a truly amazing book. I think that this book is for every age, especially for people who are studying the fascinating Victorian’s.'
  • Hannah Minton, age 11 - 'A wonderful view into the early life of Queen Victoria...I enjoyed this book because it helped me see the past in a relevant and detailed way, not to mention exciting.'
  • Rose Hopkins - 'It was an easy book to get into.  There is a twist to the storyline which makes it intriguing and thought provoking... It’s a thumbs up from me.'
  • Rosie Watch, teacher - 'I don't think this book really brought alive the early years of Queen Victoria although it was a pleasant and enjoyable read.'
  • Isobel Eagle - 'A thrilling tale where Victoria realises the truth about the people she loves...'


Eliza Rose by Lucy Worsley

The captivating debut children's novel from popular television historian Lucy Worsley is an exciting and charming glimpse behind the scenes of the Tudor court.

I would often wonder about my future husband. A knight? A duke? A stable boy? Of course the last was just a wicked fancy.

Eliza Rose Camperdowne is young and headstrong, but she knows her duty well. As the only daughter of a noble family, she must one day marry a man who is very grand and very rich. But Fate has other plans. When Eliza becomes a maid of honour, she's drawn into the thrilling, treacherous court of Henry the Eighth ... Is her glamorous cousin Katherine Howard a friend or a rival? And can a girl choose her own destiny in a world ruled by men?

About the Author

Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that runs the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and other sites, which attract more than four million visitors a year. Lucy also presents history programmes for the BBC on topics including royal palaces and the court, such as Britain's Tudor Treasure with David Starkey. She had an exciting new project about Henry VIII and his court coming up on BBC One in 2016.

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368 pages


Lucy Worsley
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

8th February 2018




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