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


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Description

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.
About Your Expert

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.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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Karen Clark (San Angelo, US)
Another Great Talk

Dr. Norton described in detail the most famous of Queen Elizabeth’s suitors. I was familiar with some names and stories, others were quite new.

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Harriett Michael (San Anselmo, US)
Queen Elizabeth The First and marriage.

Dr. Norton gave a clear view of Elizabeth and get suitors. Since Elizabeth never married, the class explained possible reasons and then described the significant suitors among many. Fascinating to learn about the contenders who never won her.

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Dr Paul Fitzpatrick (South Molton, GB)
Excellently researched and delivered.

The lecturer delivered an inspired presentation covering the whole of Elizabeth I 's reign. Not only was the content original, excellently researched and presented with clarity, but the Q&A at the end showed breadth of Dr Norton's expertise. Time very well spent.

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Based on 3 reviews
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Karen Clark (San Angelo, US)
Another Great Talk

Dr. Norton described in detail the most famous of Queen Elizabeth’s suitors. I was familiar with some names and stories, others were quite new.

H
Harriett Michael (San Anselmo, US)
Queen Elizabeth The First and marriage.

Dr. Norton gave a clear view of Elizabeth and get suitors. Since Elizabeth never married, the class explained possible reasons and then described the significant suitors among many. Fascinating to learn about the contenders who never won her.

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Dr Paul Fitzpatrick (South Molton, GB)
Excellently researched and delivered.

The lecturer delivered an inspired presentation covering the whole of Elizabeth I 's reign. Not only was the content original, excellently researched and presented with clarity, but the Q&A at the end showed breadth of Dr Norton's expertise. Time very well spent.