By Eva March Tappan

Tale of the lifetime of Queen Elizabeth, the well-known English sovereign who guided the send of nation with consummate ability during the waters of the latter 1/2 the 16th century. contains tales of English voyages of exploration and the defeat of the Spanish armada. compatible for a long time eleven and up.

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The steward of the castle wished the child to dine at the state table instead of at her own more simple board. " "Master Steward," declared Lady Margaret, "at the state table there would be various meats and fruits and wines that would not be for her good. " "Teach her that she may not have all that she sees," said the steward. "The table of state is no place for the correcting of children," retorted Lady Margaret, and she wrote to the chancellor about this matter also. "I know well," said she, "if she [Elizabeth] be at the table of state, I shall never bring her up to the king's Grace's honor nor hers, nor to her health.

The Duke of Somerset was Edward's mother's brother, and he went eagerly to meet his guests. "I rejoice that you bring me word of his Majesty," said the boy. " The prince did not question a command that was so in accordance with his wishes, and they set off on horseback. When the children were together, the duke bowed low before the boy of ten years, his own nephew, and said:— "Your Majesty, graciously permit your faithful servants to kiss your hand and to promise you their humblest obedience both now and ever.

But bend your head a bit nearer," she went on, "and I'll tell you what the lord mayor of London whispered to a kinsman of my own. He said there was neither word nor sign of proof against her that was the queen, and that he who had but one eye could have seen that King Henry wished to get rid of her. " "Yes, it is Ralph. He is much in the king's favor of late because he can play the lute so well and can troll a poem better than any other man about the court. " Ralph had already dismounted when his sister came to the hall, too eager to welcome him to wait for any formal announcement of his arrival.

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