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Books on AD 1550 - 1590

Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake & the Spanish Armada

Elizabeth I
The Royal Diary series provides good books for both Mary, Queen of Scots, and Queen Elizabeth I of England. Our favorite book on The Spanish Armada is actually out of print, but your local public library may have a copy, and occasionally you can find one on Amazon.

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Mary, Queen of Scots: Queen Without a Country, France, 1553 (The Royal Diaries) by Kathryn Lasky. E-UE


Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544 (The Royal Diaries) by Kathryn Lasky. E-UE

Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England by Diane Stanley & Peter Vennema. Four Winds Press, 1990. E-JH+
All facets of Elizabeth's life and monarchy are told and illustrated in full color on every page.

Queen Elizabeth I (First Books) by Robert Green. Franklin Watts, Grolier Pub., 1997. UE-JH+
Easy to read, informative, with reproductions of period artwork. Very well done.

The Sea King: Sir Francis Drake and His Times by Albert Marrin


Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada by Frances Winwar, illus. C. Walter Hodges. Random House, 1954. JH-HS
Topics explored in greater depth, beginning with Henry VIII's first divorce, ending with Elizabeth's death.

The Spaniush Aramada by C. Walter Hodges. Coward-McCann, Inc., 1967. UE+
Explore the rise and fall of the great Armada, enhanced with colored line drawings. Out of print, but check your library!

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