The Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour Scandal – Dr Elizabeth Norton

| August 15, 2022

The Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour Scandal – Dr Elizabeth Norton

The Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth” recently brought to life a scandal that affected Queen Elizabeth I in her youth. This scandal affected Elizabeth’s relationship with her beloved stepmother, Catherine Parr, the dowager queen, and saw Elizabeth surrounded by rumour and gossip. It’s something that must have had a huge impact on her. What was this […]

Elizabeth I online event news – Now 8 historians, first talk has gone live today, AND we have a zoom group call later!

| July 1, 2022

Elizabeth I online event news – Now 8 historians, first talk has gone live today, AND we have a zoom group call later!

I’m so excited about my latest online event, “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen”. It officially starts in September but I’ve been holding weekly group discussions on the Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth” – which have been great fun and very enlightening – and today our first historian talk goes live on the […]

5 February – Elizabeth was under investigation and the birth of Sir Henry Brooke

| February 5, 2022

5 February – Elizabeth was under investigation and the birth of Sir Henry Brooke

On this day in Tudor history, 5th February 1549, in the reign of King Edward VI, fifteen-year-old Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth I, was summoned to appear before Sir Robert Tyrwhitt, who was keeping her under house arrest at Hatfield while the Crown investigated Thomas Seymour. Edward VI’s privy council were investigating whether Elizabeth was […]

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor – Guest Post by Elizabeth Norton

| December 11, 2015

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor – Guest Post by Elizabeth Norton

A big welcome to historian Elizabeth Norton who joins us today for a guest post on the subject of her latest book The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor. Over to Elizabeth… June 1547. The court of Edward VI was stunned by the news that the queen dowager – Catherine Parr – had married the boy king’s […]