Gavin Hannah, an experienced writer and schoolmaster, presents the story of Bloody Mary in a clear and precise way.
Her early life, her policies at home and abroad, a thorough assessment of her character and achievements, all feature in this new appraisal of the queen we love to hate.
This is the book we've all been waiting for. Mr. Hannah writes a good story with substance. There are plenty of facts and opinion to 'get your teeth into'.
Pupils are offered a clear narrative with plenty of 'think 'point' opportunities.
Was Mary a success? Was she a failure? What sort of person really lay beneath that tough exterior?
Find out all this and more through this absorbing text designed for the Common Entrance candidate and the scholar alike.
Included in the book is a 'model' exam answer, the aim here being to show what an essay might look like in terms of length and the level of factual detail needed for that elusive top grade!
It shows, too, how to use the material from the book.