The Young Elizabethan

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The Young Elizabethan was a British children's literary magazine of the 20th century.

The magazine was founded in 1948 as Collins Magazine for Boys & Girls. In 1953, two weeks before the coronation of Elizabeth II, the magazine changed its name to The Young Elizabethan to honour the new queen. In 1958 it changed again to The Elizabethan.

The Young Elizabethan generally serialised novels and also contained short stories, book reviews, poems, puzzles, and drawings. It was targeted at grammar school students. It ceased publication in 1973.

One of the magazine's editors was Kaye Webb.


  • Humphrey Carpenter and Mari Prichard (1984). The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-211582-9) s.v. "Young Elizabethan".