War made her queen of England. Her love for a Welshman made her immortal.
Best known as Henry V's Agincourt bride from Shakespeare's "Henry V," Catherine de Valois was an extraordinary woman of faith, courage, and conviction in an age of politically powerful women.
A younger daughter to King Charles VI of France terrorized by his mental illness, Princess Catherine survived the ravages of his schizophrenia, a civil war at home, and King Henry's war with France to become one of England's most fascinating and courageous queens. Her children by her second marriage and their descendants changed the landscape of England and Scotland forever, forging together the United Kingdom.
Meet the real Catherine behind the Tudor and Stuart dynasties in this beautiful biography for the entire family.
For ages 10+.
Curriculum units: French language, medieval England, medieval France, the Hundred Years War, King Henry V of England, King Charles VI of France, Joan of Arc, medieval queens, the Battle of Agincourt
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Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over twenty books published and self-published since August, 2012. A dedicated scholar and historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide.
With her easy to understand fireside storytelling style, Laurel A. Rockefeller is the historian for people who do not like history.
In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic motion pictures and television series.
Period dramas for the stage designed for small budget productions
Easy to read creative non-fiction biographies from the Legendary Women of World History Series.
Includes detailed suggested reading list/bibliography.
Most titles also include detailed time lines useful to both students and educators.
Catherine de Valois includes a War of the Roses family tree.
Mary Queen of the Scots features a list of prayers in both their original Latin and in English.
Queen Elizabeth Tudor features the lyrics to the popular period songs sung in the biography.
Bouddica: Britain's Queen of the Iceni is available in English, Welsh (Cymraeg), and Welsh-English editions (April, 2016)
Puzzle books based on the LWWH Series biographies that are fun for both children and adults. Available in both English and Italian.
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American Poverty: Why America's Treatment of the Poor Undermines Its Authority as a World Power explores history, politics, and economics as it applies to the living conditions and the underlying causes of those conditions for the poor in the United States and compares them with the poor in Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Sources include American Express, Forbes, CNN Money, The New York Times, Feeding America, The Shriver Report, Herald Scotland (leading Scottish newspaper), BBC News, The Joseph Roundtree Foundation, The Huffington Post (USA and UK), and The Toronto Star.
Preparing For My First Cockatiel introduces children to the wonderful world of animals as applied to living with cockatiel cockatoos. An entire chapter is dedicated to putting cockatiels into their environmental and biological context relative to other cockatoos, other parrots, and other birds. Makes science accessible to elementary school children.