Elizabeth I

When Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533, her father, King Henry VIII, was furious and greatly disappointed that the child was not a male heir. This primary source portfolio examines Elizabeth's intelligence, energy, and tremendous influence in governing England and all those with whom she had contact. Students will use replicas of rare, hands-on documents, only to be found in British museums, such as Elizabeth's handwritten letter to Queen Mary and her handwritten speech to Parliament, to study this unique monarch. The broadsheet essays and unique documents detail Elizabeth's life from childhood to girlhood, as Elizabeth the Queen, and her conflict with Mary Queen of Scots. Elizabeth's strong leadership and insight were evident in colonization throughout the world, and the bringing together of the various factions in England. This portfolio includes a Study Guide with reproducible student activities. 6 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * Childhood * Girlhood * Elizabeth the Queen * Marriage * Mary Queen of Scots * Old Age 11 Primary Source Documents: * Letter from Lady Bryan to the Secretary of State Thomas Cromwell, 1536 * Letter from Princess Elizabeth to the Lord Protector, 1549 * Letter written on her way to the Tower by Elizabeth to Queen Mary, 1554 * Pen and ink drawing of Elizabeth's coronation progress * Draft for a speech to Parliament on the Succession, 1567 * Part of an inventory of Elizabeth's jewels, 1570 * Pages from a pamphlet revealing details of plots on Elizabeth's life * Warrant for the execution of the Earl of Essex * Ballad on the death of Queen Elizabeth * Funeral roll showing Elizabeth's coffin in procession * Selection of portraits of Elizabeth

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6078-6
Author: John Langdon-Davies
Copyright: 1968
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 14" x 9 1/4"