Tudor History: The Legacy of Queen Elizabeth I with Dr. Elizabeth Norton
Tudor History: The Legacy of Queen Elizabeth I with Dr. Elizabeth Norton

Tudor History: The Legacy of Queen Elizabeth I with Dr. Elizabeth Norton


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Description

Elizabeth I came to the throne in 1558, aged twenty-five. This final Tudor monarch was a skilled politician, carefully constructing the image of the Virgin Queen, which exists to this day. 
Her Majesty presided over a period of expansion abroad and increasing urbanization. Additionally, her reign is remembered as a golden age of the arts, with the first permanent theaters constructed and the works of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Ben Jonson still acclaimed today. Yet behind the palace gates, there was strife at home and abroad – with the succession far from settled and conflicts with Spain and in Ireland dominating the latter years of the reign.
Led by Dr. Elizabeth Norton, a British historian and expert on the Tudor period, this conversation will explore the age of Elizabeth. We will unpick the propaganda to glimpse the real Elizabeth, as well as considering the successes and failures of her reign. We will also look in detail at the way that Elizabeth was able to construct her own image, as well as turning the significant negative of her sex into a positive in the popular imagination. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the woman who was, arguably, England's greatest monarch.
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.

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Stephanie (Silver Spring, US)
Another engaging and stellar presentation!

Once again, Dr. Norton was in top form with a beautifully illustrated and informative presentation. Brava!

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Sandra Hendee (Lexington, US)
Love Tudor Tuesdays

I am thoroughly enjoying Dr Norton's lectures on the Tudors and very much enjoyed today's presentation on Queen Elizabeth I. Dr Norton is an expert in Tudor history and brings the time and people to life.

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Carol Ann Lloyd (Burke, US)
Great Course by Dr. Elizabeth Norton

We think we know Elizabeth I, but do we? Dr. Elizabeth Norton took us behind the image of the iconic Queen to consider a larger picture of her as a woman, a ruler, a Protestant, and a national image.

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Stephanie (Silver Spring, US)
Another engaging and stellar presentation!

Once again, Dr. Norton was in top form with a beautifully illustrated and informative presentation. Brava!

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harriet segal (Willow Grove, US)

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Sandra Hendee (Lexington, US)
Love Tudor Tuesdays

I am thoroughly enjoying Dr Norton's lectures on the Tudors and very much enjoyed today's presentation on Queen Elizabeth I. Dr Norton is an expert in Tudor history and brings the time and people to life.

C
Carol Ann Lloyd (Burke, US)
Great Course by Dr. Elizabeth Norton

We think we know Elizabeth I, but do we? Dr. Elizabeth Norton took us behind the image of the iconic Queen to consider a larger picture of her as a woman, a ruler, a Protestant, and a national image.

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Anonymous (Dallas, US)

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