Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. Mary, Queen of Scots describes how a beautiful woman was let down by her nobles and her cousin, Elizabeth I of England, and lost first her kingdom and then her life.
Harriet Castor has written several titles in this series and has a great ability to retell historical events in a lively story form to appeal to the young reader.