Elizabeth I by Geoffrey Trease


Elizabeth I by Geoffrey Trease

Princess Elizabeths future is uncertain. She should become the rightful queen of England but will the Catholics ever accept a Protestant Queen? Will Marys husband, the Catholic King Philip of Spain, make a bid for the English throne? Elizabeth is not sure who she can trust, and thats before the arrival of a spy and a sinister letter

About the Author

Geoffrey Trease

Geoffrey Trease, who was born in Nottingham in 1909 and died in 1998, was a prolific writer, publishing over 110 books between 1934 (Bows Against the Barons) and 1997 (Cloak for a Spy). His work has been translated into 20 languages.

He is best known for writing children's historical novels, whose content reflects his insistence on historically correct backgrounds, which he meticulously researched. However, with his ground-breaking study "Tales Out of School" (1949), he was also a pioneer of the idea that children's literature should be a serious subject for study and debate. When he began his career, his radical viewpoint was a refreshing change from the conventional and often jingoistic tone of most children's literature of the time, and he was one of the first authors who deliberately set out to appeal to both boys and girls and to feature strong leading characters of both sexes.

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48 pages


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Publication date

10th July 2008



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