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Through the diary entries of eleven-year-old Elizabeth I readers are taken inside the palaces of King Henry VIII Here is a life of intrigue Everyone seems to be seeking for power Constant fear of offending the King and being executed are joined with worry of being poisoned by an enemy within the court An intelligent and hard-working Elizabeth describes her schooling the royal tutors and her relationships with her father King Henry VIII her stepmother siblings and friends Hers is a tale of longing to be loved by her father basking in the glow of his love that is seldom given and being distressed when she is periodically banned from his palace In a series of diary entries Princess Elizabeth celebrates holidays and birthdays broods over her mothers execution revels in her studies and agonizes over her fathers health The book of the diary subtitled Red Rose of the House of Tudor England 1544 is presented as the secret childhood diary of Princess Elizabeth who later came to rule England as Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth born in 1533 to Anne Boleyn one of the most famous queens in English history became King Henrys second wife but failed to bear him a son Queen Boleyn was later executed by guillotine on false charges of witchcraft incest and adultery on May 19 1536 Elizabeth the future Queen of England led a life surrounded by mayhem Surrounded by a loving father and a new queen stepmother Jane Seymour who finally bore the king a son named Edward Elizabeth was often exiled because of her antics Elizabeth spent her life traveling from one castle to another year in and year out Along the way she develops wonderful relationships with her stepbrother Prince Edward and her governess Kat The mysteries surrounding the deaths of King Henry VIIIs wives the close encounter that future queen Katherine Parr has with death Elizabeths dislike of her stepsister Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeths dream
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