Political intrigue rules the life of Elizabeth I. With this book you get a clear sense of how Elizabeth I might have behaved to stay alive, and, what she had to do to maintain control over her own destiny and the destiny of England. The author makes use of known facts but fleshed them out to engage the young reader. There are enough references to other key players to add additional interest and perhaps simulate further reading.
This would be a good book to read aloud as part of topic / themed work based on the Tudors and I would read alongside the Horrible Histories by Terry Deary.
Great for points of view, fictional biography and to illustrate to children how you can write a story based on real facts.
Not a bad read and would link well with the Tudors.