Victoria, daughter of an 18th century Spanish duke, has lived her whole life shut away from the outside world in the medieval fortress of the Alcazar. Her younger sisters are forbidden to marry, so they sneak out to wild bacchanals with commoners, while her older sister Bella has endured years of hardship for honestly stating how things are in Spain. Victoria, as an accomplished liar, seems set for a smooth ride--until a mysterious killer causes Bella to disappear. When it is discovered resurgent Moors plotting against the Spanish throne are behind the disappearance, Victoria has little time to find and save her sister. But is Bella really the one in danger after all?
This title can be used as a background approach to wider issues in Victorian times, such as class divides, daily life and the position of men and women in late nineteenth-century society. The humorous, cartoon-style illustrations make learning fun, and encourage young readers to engage with the central character. Informative captions, a comprehensive glossary and an index make this title an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction text. It is relevant to Key Stage 2 history and helps to achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.
Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin (September 23, 1838 - June 9, 1927) was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement.
In 1872, Woodhull ran for President of the United States. While many historians and authors agree that Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the United States, some have questioned that priority given issues with the legality of her run. They disagree with classifying it as a true candidacy because she was younger than the constitutionally mandated age of 35. However, election coverage by contemporary newspapers does not suggest age was a significant issue. The presidential inauguration was in March 1873. Woodhull's 35th birthday was in September 1873.
An activist for women's rights and labor reforms, Woodhull was also an advocate of free love, by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference ... (wikipedia.org)
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