Collective Biographies of WomenAn Annotated Bibliography
Thornton-Cook, Elsie Prentys. Royal Elizabeths: The Romance of Five Princesses, 1464-1840. London: Murray, 1928; 1930. New York: Dutton, 1929. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries, 1967.
The dedication reads, "Dedicated by gracious permission to Princess Elizabeth with the hope that in years to come Her Royal Highness will find pleasure in reading the romantic stories of the five preceding princesses Elizabeth who have left footprints in the sands of time." The dedication ends with the quote, "The roots of the present lie deep in the past." The short introduction is similarly phrased. Each chapter begins by tracing the lineage of its featured woman. Illustrated with portraits of the women throughout.
TOC: "But You Shall Be Queen and Wear the Crown": Elizabeth of York (daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville and sister of the little princes murdered in the tower); England's Elizabeth": Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England (daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn); "First Dochteur of Scotland" and "Queen of Hearts": Elizabeth Stewart (daughter of James VI of Scotland (I of England) and Anne of Denmark); "To Be Degraded of All Princely Honours": Elizabeth Stuart (daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria); "Kiss and Be Friends!": Elizabeth, Princess of England (daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz).
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