Behind the Mask by Jane Resh Thomas
The Life of Queen Elizabeth I

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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.
 

About Jane Resh Thomas

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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.
 
Published October 19, 1998 by Clarion Books. 208 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books.

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Always aware of public opinion, Elizabeth stayed in her people's good graces, casting herself as the Virgin Queen, joining her soldiers on the front lines when the Spanish threatened invasion, and financing wars with her own funds.

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Mallory manages to transform potentially revelatory moments, such as his discovery that the kindly surgeon directing his residency had end-stage cancer, into trite musings about “life’s uncertainties.” Show-don’t-tell may be overused advice, but it certainly applies here: Introducing a key story ...

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Thomas carefully portrays the climate of political and religious infighting Elizabeth inherited with the throne in 1558 (due to her sister's disastrous marriage to Philip--later King Philip II--of Spain, and Mary's allegiance to the Catholic church calling for Protestants to burn at the stake), a...

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