The BookFinder is a month old!
With more than 1,960 books already in this new database, we’ve created a fun way for readers to go on a sapphic book finding mission. Four prizes of a $15 Amazon gift card will be awarded in drawings on November 9, 16, 23, and 30. For complete rules, click here.
Now let’s get to today’s fun: Queen Elizabeth I
On November 17, 1558, the twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth I ascended the English throne after the death of her half-sister “Bloody” Mary.
Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who was Henry’s second wife. Henry had his wife executed when Elizabeth was only two years old. The marriage was annulled, making Elizabeth illegitimate.
Edward, her half-brother, became king, and he left the crown to Lady Jane Grey, ignoring the claims of his two half-sisters, Mary and Elizabeth. Edward’s wishes were dismissed, and Mary became queen. She imprisoned Elizabeth out of fear.
When Mary died, Elizabeth became queen. She ruled for forty-four years and many associate her time on the throne as a golden age. As with most figures in history, Elizabeth’s reign, accomplishments, and wars leave a complicated history that historians bicker over to this day.
What isn’t in doubt is Cate Blanchett’s portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I is one of TB’s favorites and she’s watched the movies many times.
To honor Queen Elizabeth I, we’re asking readers to go to the BookFinder and look up books in the following Archetype category: Royalty / Aristocrat.
Find a book you haven’t read yet, or if you come across an old favorite, share it and tell us why. To enter the giveaway, share your entry in the Facebook group.
Remember, the more days you play, the more entries you’ll receive for the $15 Amazon gift card, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Book Finding Mission.
Authors, if your books aren’t in the database yet, we highly recommend you submit them now. Here’s the form.