I hardly like to make a mark on the beautiful, blank pages of this book, but I must. Mama gave it to me as a parting present so that I could write about this journey from Spain to England. “Don’t waste it.” she said. “Just write the important things.” I’m sure Mama would be impressed by the great procession in which we have slowly made our way from the West Country to London. Horses and carriages, litters and baggage wagons and attendants, soldiers, courtiers, ladies, pages, jesters – and Catherine herself, Catherine of Aragon on her way to wed Prince Arthur, oldest son of the King of England.
Genre: Historical Fiction
BCID:xxx- N/A – Library Book
Comments:This story, written in diary format, gives an insight into what it must have been like to live in the household of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII. Residing in a strange land and subject to the whims of a King, life could not have been easy for Catherine and her household.
This is a great way for kids to learn about history. The main story is followed by a timeline and some pictures from the period. Worth getting for your tweens.
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