Tudor History: Young Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon with Dr. Elizabeth Norton

Tudor History: Young Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon with Dr. Elizabeth Norton


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Beginning our moment of discussion surrounding the many wives of Henry VIII, we will look at his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Henry was only seventeen when he became king and, in a bid to assert his adult independence, he immediately married Catherine, the widow of his elder brother. Through a study of the young Henry VIII, we will consider his relationship with Catherine, as well as looking at the political implications of his marriage to a Spanish princess. At the same time, Catherine was herself a capable politician, serving as regent of England and assisting in the defense of the realm.
Led by Dr. Elizabeth Norton, a British historian and expert on the Tudor period, this conversation will look at Catherine of Aragon, her relationship with Henry VIII, and the politics of the early years of the reign. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of Henry VIII's first marriage, which endured for over twenty years.

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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Young Henry VIII

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M.J. (Walnut Creek, US)
Great Program - superbly detailed

Despite having what I thought was a reasonably broad knowledge of the period and the principals, Dr. Norton gave so much exquisite detail and life to the characters that it enriched my understanding of them.

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L. (Waterloo, CA)
Young Henry VIII

Excellent

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M.J. (Walnut Creek, US)
Great Program - superbly detailed

Despite having what I thought was a reasonably broad knowledge of the period and the principals, Dr. Norton gave so much exquisite detail and life to the characters that it enriched my understanding of them.