Like many I've long been interested in Henry VIII's tumultuous love life. The stories of his six wives are well known, but today's discussion about his many mistresses was eye-opening and fascinating. Dr Norton is a noted Tudor historian and presented an informative and entertaining look at Henry's known and rumoured extra-marital lovers and illegitimate children.
Elizabeth covered so many "intimate" details about Henry's love life that it was hard to fully catalog his experiences. Love hearing about the sexual lives of people about whom we have heard so little information as to their sex lives. Puts flesh onto the printed word. Elizabeth is terrific and so much fun. With just the right amount of sparkle in her eyes and voice.
Dr. Norton shed light on the many complicated relationships which occurred in Henry VIII's life, and suggested why some resulted in marriages and others did not. Dr. Norton illustrated her lecture with as many contemporary pictures as were available, and made this complicated period accessible to those who are not as familiar with it as she is.