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Makers of History: Elizabeth I

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Jacob Abbott

The Reformation appeared to be doomed in England. Mary burned countless Protestants, and many more converted out of fear. And then God worked a miracle.

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Get ready to be hooked by the complete story of her life -- and learn about history's greatest queen at the same time! Elizabeth I came to the throne after a very troubled childhood. Her father Henry VIII left the Catholic Church so he could marry her mother, only for him to change and behead her mother. Elizabeth survived and restored Protestantism to England, and managed to preserve the Christian religion, despite a powerful Spanish Armada. Her life was one of excitement, danger, and great hope.

This thrilling biography—written by Jacob Abbott and newly edited for younger readers—offers a glimpse into the life of a woman who saved the Reformation and proved to be one of the greatest political geniuses in history. And it's all the more remarkable that she was a woman.

Elizabeth I is part of Makers of History, a 19th century biography series by two brothers—Jacob and John S.C. Abbott. Reprinted by Canon Press, these biographies have been edited and brought up-to-date for readers twelve and up. Not only are these editions given vintage style paperback covers, but they also include introductions that explain where these men and women fit into the timeline of history.

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"The queen, however, went to visit this encampment and reviewed the troops in person. She rode to and fro on horseback along the lines, armed like a warrior. At least she had a corslet of polished steel over her magnificent dress, and bore a general’s truncheon, a richly-ornamented staff used as a badge of command. ... 'I have,' said she, 'I know, only the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart of a king, and I am ready for my God, my kingdom, and my people to have that body laid down, even in the dust. If the battle comes, therefore, I shall myself be in the midst and front of it, to live or die with you.'” -From the book

Jacob Abbott was an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. He wrote 180 books and was a coauthor or editor of 31 more. He died in Farmington, Maine, where he had spent part of his time after 1839, and where his brother, Samuel Phillips Abbott, founded the Abbott School.

AUTHOR: Jacob Abbott

PAGE COUNT: 188 pages

SIZE: 5x8"

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN 10: 1947644181

ISBN-13: 9781947644182

PUB. DATE: 2017

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