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History Starting Points: Hatshepsut and the Ancient Egyptians

David Gill

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History Starting Points, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 9 years, Prose: non-fiction, History & the past: general interest (Children's /

Fun, colourful biographies of key figures in history

Hatshepsut is now famous for being the first female pharaoh of Egypt, but for thousands of years her rule was shrouded in secrecy, even by Hatshepsut herself. Under her rule Egypt grew and prospered, and many great monuments were built, yet she died suddenly in mysterious circumstances.

Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.

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