Tudor History: Transforming the City of London with Dr. Elizabeth Norton


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The old City of London was decimated in the Great Fire of London in 1666, yet considerable evidence survives concerning the city in the earlier, Tudor period. It was a bustling, busy place, several times larger than any other city in England. It was a place of opportunity, but also often filled with disease, plague, and death. Many people came to London to try to make their fortunes, with shops and houses crowded in next to palace walls. It was a period, too, where London's population dramatically increased, with new residents both from other parts of England and from further afield.

Led by an expert on Tudor England, Dr. Elizabeth Norton, this Conversation will take participants on a trip around Tudor-era London, delving into its narrow streets, its palaces, and its prestigious trading companies. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of just what it was like to live and work in Tudor London.

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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