This title tells two Tudor stories. 'My Tudor Queen' is the diary of Eva De Puebla who comes to England as lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon. 'Anne Boleyn and Me' is the story of Elinor Valjean, Eva's daughter, who serves in Henry VIII's court....
|Title||:||Tudor Stories For Girls|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
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Tudor Stories For Girls Reviews
This book reprints two books from the My Story series. The first book is about a lady in waiting to Catherine of Aragon, and the second book is about her daughter years later at court with Anne Boleyn.My Tudor Queen: Sixteen-year-old Eva De Puebla comes to England in 1581 as lady in waiting to Catherine of Aragon, the Spanish princess who is to marry Prince Arthur, heir to the throne of England. Eva has been chosen to accompany Catherine because she is her close childhood friend. But as the years go by, although the girls remain friends, their lives grow far apart. Arthur dies not long after the marriage, and though Catherine is eventually able to marry the younger brother and new heir, Henry, their marriage becomes strained as Catherine fails to produce a living child. Meanwhile, Eva has found happiness in love and marriage and having a child, but mourns for her dear friend's lost dreams. This book is written in the form of Eva's diary from 1501-1513. I loved this book, especially since I really enjoy reading about this time period, but I did have one complaint. Since the book covered such a long period of time, I feel it could have been at least fifty pages longer. I still recommend it to young readers and teens who enjoy fictional historical diaries. Anne Boleyn and Me: Elinor Valjean begins her diary in 1525, when she is eleven. As the daughter of a lady-in-waiting to Queen Catherine of England, she has grown up at court. Over the next few years, Elinor describes her daily life living among royalty, and how she eventually becomes a lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn. Elinor and her family sympathize with Queen Catherine because of their ties to her. But Anne Boleyn is determined to be queen, and King Henry VIII is determined to divorce Catherine, because she has failed to provide him with a son and is now too old to have any more children. But as Elinor's life becomes happy, as she grows up, falls in love, marries, and has children, Anne's only becomes worse, as she ends up disappointing Henry by failing to provide a living son. This is my favorite book from the My Story series, and I highly recommend it to readers who are interested in the Tudor era or who enjoy historical fiction in diary form. I loved the setting, the historical detail was fascination, and Elinor was a likeable narrator.
The second story was better than the first but both are written in the exact same tone so it's not very realistic as far as tone goes. However the historical information is excellent and the notes after each story are great! Definitely a fun book to introduce the crazy Henry VIII to students.
I'm not a fan of the way this story was told. It took away much of the action.
This diary style proved not for me. Too much tell rather than show, not enough action. I missed the interplay of dialogue. The historical accuracy was good though.
A really good book! What makes it good is that it is history in a sense that girls can understand.