This is a story from the Famous People in History collection.
Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also. This program features short biographies of Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.
Nicolas Soames profiles Queen Elizabeth I, who came to power in November 1558 and ruled England until her death in 1603. England flourished under Elizabeth's reign, seeing the exploits of Francis Drake, the blossoming of the arts with the works of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and great political stability. Soames charts the origins of Elizabeth's rule and highlights the major details in her biography, which Katinka Wolf performs with distinction. With her sonorous style and crisp diction, Wolf brings an appropriately regal quality to the story of the Virgin Queen.
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