Tudor History: Marrying Queen Elizabeth I with Dr. Elizabeth Norton


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Queen Elizabeth I was expected to quickly marry and provide England with a king when she came to the throne in November 1558. In spite of her protestations that she desired to remain a virgin, she soon attracted numerous suitors, both at home and abroad. These men included her brother-in-law, Philip of Spain, two French princes, a Scandinavian king, and a childhood friend. Elizabeth was inundated with suitors and often used their courtship to her advantage as she navigated the tangled political webs of 16th-century Europe.

Led by an expert on the Tudor period and the Queens of England, Dr. Elizabeth Norton, this Conversation will outline and consider the marriage negotiations entered into by Elizabeth I during her long reign. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of the marital policies of Tudor England's most famous virgin.

To learn more about the Tudor dynasty, we invite you to explore additional installments in this series of conversations, led by Dr. Norton.

Dr Elizabeth Norton is a British historian, specialising in the Tudor period. She has degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge universities and King's College London. She is the author of twelve books, including 'The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women', 'The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor' and biographies of four of Henry VIII's wives. She regularly appears as an expert on television.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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