Elizabeth Norton is a historian specializing in the history of the queens of England and the Tudor period. She is the author of biographies of Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, and Catherine Parr. Norton studied archaeology and anthropology at the University of Cambridge and later earned a masters in European archaeology from Oxford University. She also writes for numerous magazines, journals, and websites and has appeared on the National Geographic channel. She lives in Kingston upon Thames, England.
The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife; when marriage was usually a legal contract,...[SEE MORE]