10 December 2015 - A wonderful review of The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor from the Anne Boleyn Files, 'a brilliant book' http://reviews.theanneboleynfiles.com/the-temptation-of-elizabeth-tudor-by-elizabeth-norton/1433
10 December 2015 - A fabulous review of The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor from the History Book Club: 'A master historian brings to life the fraught drama that engulfed the Tudor court after the death of Henry VIII in 1547' http://www.historybookclub.com/the-temptation-of-elizabeth-tudor.html
9 December 2015 - I've just received my copies of the US edition of The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor, which is due out on 4 January. They look great.
9 December 2015 - I was asked to review the wonderful new short film by Flying Dutchman Films - I AM HENRY. It was excellent! (see my review in my blog or watch the trailer here.)
8 December 2015 - Margaret Beaufort is currently the book club book over at the Tudor Times website. You can join the discussion here.
26 November 2015 - A wonderful review of The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor from Alison Weir: 'It's stunning - the best history book I've read in a long time'.
25 November 2015 - I spent the day filming at Hever Castle with BBC South East. More details to follow.
11 November 2015 - I've just seen a wonderful review of Elfrida: The First Crowned Queen of England from The Historical Association 'this is a well-written, interesting book on a neglected figure in late-Anglo-Saxon England and it is eminently readable' http://www.history.org.uk/resources/general_resource_8630_73.html
5 November 2015 - I was honoured to be invited as a guest speaker to the 27th annual literary dinner for the Dundee Association of University Women. It was a wonderful night for an excellent cause.
5 November 2015 - You can read an interview with me over at the Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide site http://www.ladyjanegrey.info/?p=10257
5 November 2015 - Check out my guest post on the fall of Thomas Seymour over at The Tudor Times 'A Man of Much Wit' http://tudortimes.co.uk/guest-articles/a-man-of-much-wit
5 November 2015 - The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor was published today in the UK by Head of Zeus.
1 November 2015 - Another fantastic review of The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor from the Library Journal 'highly recommended' http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2015/11/books/nonfic/lj-nonfiction-reviews-november-1-2015/
25 October - An excellent review of the The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor from The Bookbag 'this vivid account is a more than worthy addition to the shelves' http://www.thebookbag.co.uk/reviews/index.php?title=The_Temptation_Of_Elizabeth_Tudor_by_Elizabeth_Norton
6 October 2015 - A fantastic review of The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor from The Kirkus Review 'a quick, enjoyable read' https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/elizabeth-norton/the-temptation-of-elizabeth-tudor/
2 October 2015 - Great review of The Illustrated Six Wives of Henry VIII from Tudor Times: 'calm and unbiased', 'Norton does not indulge in speculation about what the women were thinking or feeling, she allows the facts to support themselves' http://tudortimes.co.uk/books/book-reviews/the-illustrated-six-wives-of-henry-viii
20 September 2015 - I was featured in a piece in the Sunday Times on the murder of Edward the Martyr ('Who Killed Edward the Martyr?')
9 September 2015 - I gave a paper entitled 'Transmitting Belief in Stone: Elizabethan Cadaver Tombs as a Demonstration of Traditional Faith' at the European Reformation Research Group Conference at the University of Birmingham.
16 July 2015 - The tour that I will be guiding next year for Historical Trips (sister company of Andante Travel) has just been announced. It's 'The Darts of Love: Henry VIII and his Six Wives', which is an eight day tour starting on 20 September 2016. More details here: http://www.historicaltrips.com/tour/31/UnitedKingdom/The-Darts-of-Love.html
10 July - 13 July 2015 - I was guide lecturer on the final Fatal Courtship Tour for The Telegraph (with Historical Trips). As usual, it was a fantastic tour and we visited some great sites, including a private visit to Allington Castle in Kent.
8 July 2015 - The Illustrated Six Wives of Henry VIII was published today by Amberley Publishing. It's a short, heavily illustrated introduction to Henry VIII's fascinating marital career.
8 July 2015 - Just received my copy of issue 158 of Your Family Tree magazine. It contains my article 'Going Further: Manorial Records'.
23 June 2015 - Just found a review of my Boleyn Women in vol 24 of the scholarly Women's History Review journal: 'this is a well-written history of a very interesting and influential line of women who collectively deserve more attention than they have received to date'.
17 June 2015 - I attended the King's College London Postgraduate Conference 'History Outside the Box'.
10 June 2015 - Just got my copy of issue 157 of Your Family Tree magazine. I wrote the cover feature on The Essential Guide to Medieval Records.
8 - 9 June 2015 - I joined Alison Weir's Great Queens Tour as a guest lecturer, joining the group and Kew and spending the following day at Arundel Castle. I spoke on the negotiations for Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves and, also, the Norman queens.
5 June 2015 - The July/August issue of Britain magazine (the official magazine for Visit Britain) is out now. Look out for my cover feature on 'Women Rule', which looks at the greatest English queens.
29 May - 1 June 2015 - I guided the Telegraph's second Fatal Courtship tour, taking the group to such sites as Hever Castle, Allington Castle and Hatfield House.
18 May 2015 - I was invited to attend part of the 500th anniversary celebrations for Hampton Court, listening to a talk by Alison Weir on royal births in the Tudor great hall.
15 May - 18 May 2015 - I guided the Telegraph's Fatal Courtship tour, taking a group of history enthusiasts around the sites associated with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
14 May 2015 - Issue 156 of Your Family Tree magazine is out now. Look out for my article on Rate Books.
27 April 2015 - I appeared on BBC1's Flog It to talk about Anne Boleyn and her family at Hever Castle.
22 April 2015 - Check out issue 155 of Your Family Tree magazine, which includes my cover feature on Childhood Records.
2 April 2015 - Just received my copy of issue 4 of the Discover Your Ancestors bookazine, which includes my article 'Back to 1066' http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/print-edition/order-print-copies/
17 March 2015 - Issue 154 of Your Family Tree magazine was published. Check out my article on Looking Online: Prison Records.
12 March 2015 - I got my copies of England's Queens: From Catherine of Aragon to Elizabeth II today. This is the second part of the reissued edition of England's Queens: The Biography.
6 March 2015 - I gave a paper today on Elizabethan Catholics and Continuity: The Example of the Blount Family at the Ecclesiastical History Society's Postgraduate Colloquium in Cambridge.
5 March 2015 - England's Queens: The Biography is featured in the March 2015 edition of The Good Book Guide: 'covering two thousand years, this book looks at the livesand reigns, however brief, of each queen'.
5 March 2015 - I've just found reviews for Elfrida and England's Queens: From Boudica to Elizabeth of York on the History of Royal Women site. You can find them at http://www.historyofroyalwomen.com/england/elfrida-first-crowned-queen-england-elizabeth-norton-book-review/ and http://www.historyofroyalwomen.com/elizabeth-woodville/englands-queens-boudica-elizabeth-york-elizabeth-norton/
13 February 2015 - I've just spotted this review of my Catherine Parr over at Tudor Times (http://tudortimes.co.uk/books/book-reviews/catherine-parr-wife-widow-mother-survivor). 'a good introduction to the topic, covering the main aspects of Katherine Parr's life, with plenty of interpretation'.
12 February 2015 - I will be doing a live chat from 11pm this evening over at the Tudor Society (www.tudorsociety.com). Come and say hello or ask a question!
5 February 2015 - Check out my webinar on the history of the Boleyns over at the subscription Tudor Society site (www.tudorsociety.com)
1 February 2015 - Efrida got a fantastic review in the January/February 2015 edition of The Good Book Guide: 'Elfrida's life is as good as any thriller and is depicted vividly in this new biography'.
31 January 2015 - There's a great review of Boleyn Women in the January 2015 issue of Tudor Life magazine. 'An exciting and surprising ride'.
16 January 2015 - England's Queens: From Boudica to Elizabeth of York was published today by Amberley. This is a new edition of the first part of England's Queens: The Biography. The second part will follow soon.
5 January 2015 - Issue 151 of Your Family Tree magazine is available now. Check out my article on online court records.
31 December 2014 - The Boleyn Women has been listed as one of the top 10 books of 2015 over at Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History http://queentohistory.com/2014/12/30/top-10-books-of-2015/
31 December 2014 - My quiz on the queens of England is included in the 10 best history quizes of 2014 for BBC History Magazine http://www.historyextra.com/feature/history-trivia/top-10-history-quizzes-2014?utm_source=Facebook+referral&utm_medium=Facebook.com&utm_campaign=Bitly
22 December 2014 - A nice review of Elfrida on the history of royal women blog. 'This book is very well researched and finally shows us Elfrida as the queen she really was'. http://www.historyofroyalwomen.com/england/elfrida-first-crowned-queen-england-elizabeth-norton-book-review/
14 December 2014 - Check out my guest article on Tudor Church Monuments over at the brilliant new Tudor Times site http://tudortimes.co.uk/guest-articles/tudor-church-monuments
14 December 2014 - Tudor Times, a great new website on Tudor and Stuart history has just launched. Alison Weir very kindly mentioned my new book, The Seymour Scandal, in her guest article (http://tudortimes.co.uk/guest-articles/a-royal-scandal). The book will be published by Head of Zeus in the UK and Pegasus in the US towards the end of next year.
3 December 2014 - My quotes regarding the DNA results for Richard III appeared in the printed edition of the Daily Telegraph today.
2 December 2014 - I am quoted in an article in the Daily Telegraphy concerning the implications of the break in the Y chromosome between Richard III and modern day descendants of Edward III http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/11268218/Richard-III-DNA-shows-British-Royal-family-may-not-have-royal-bloodline.html
1 December 2014 - I had the honour of writing the cover feature for Your Family Tree magazine's 150th issue - 150 Essential Hints & Tips. You can pick up a copy online or in your local newsagents.
12 November 2014 - I gave a talk on the history of the Boleyn family to the Isle of Wight branch of the Historical Association.
11 November 2014 - Elfrida, The First Crowned Queen of England was released in paperback today.
1 November 2014 - I wrote the cover feature for this month's Your Family Tree magazine - Using Your Local Archives http://www.yourfamilytreemag.co.uk/2014/10/28/make-the-most-of-your-local-archive-today/
1 November 2014 - I wrote the cover feature for this month's Who Do You Think You Are? magazine - 10 Simple Steps to Track Down Wills http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/issue/november-2014
1 November 2014 - I'm taking wills and probate in this month's Who Do You Think You Are? magazine podcast http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/podcast/november-2014
15 October 2014 - Boleyn Women was released in paperback today. You can purchase copies in all good bookshops!
9 October 2014 - You can read my review of the Journal of Medieval Military History XI in the new issue of Medieval Warfare Magazine (vol IV, issue 5).
19 September 2014 - Think you know your English queens? The try BBC History Magazine's quiz, which was written by me http://www.historyextra.com/quiz/history-trivia/history-quiz-queens-england
15 September 2014 - Check out my feature article on the BBC History Magazine website: 'Ten things you (probably) didn't know about Anne Boleyn' http://www.historyextra.com/feature/tudors/ten-things-you-probably-didn%E2%80%99t-know-about-anne-boleyn
11 September 2014 - My latest book was launched today. 'The Tudor Treasury', published by Andre Deutsch is a collection of fascinating facts and insights about the Tudor Dynasty. Enjoy!
10 September 2014 - I attended the first day of the Reformation Studies Colloquium, one of the most important conferences for scholars researching the Reformation. With papers by Alexandra Walsham and other leading historians, it was a fantastic event.
10 September 2014 - Following on from my article on the best English queens, BBC History Magazine are running a poll on the best queen. Who gets your vote? http://www.historyextra.com/poll/who-best-english-queen-history
9 September 2014 - I gave a paper at the European Reformation Research Group Conference on the Blount family's religion in the Reformation Period. A fantastic experience and I got some great feedback! You can read Dr Jonathan Willis' summary of the conference here: http://manyheadedmonster.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/a-reformation-roundup/
9 September 2014 - Check out my feature article on the BBC History Magazine website, it's on the 10 best English queens in history http://www.historyextra.com/feature/elizabeth-i/10-best-english-queens-history
5 September 2014 - Issue 147 of Your Family Tree magazine released. Look out for my article on Catholic and Recusant records.
1 September 2014 - I have just received my copy of Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society LXXXVII (2012, printed 2014). Check out my article on 'The Depiction of Children on the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Tombs in Kinlet Church'.
18 August 2014 - Great review of The Boleyn Women from Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History http://queentohistory.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-boleyn-women-by-elizabeth-norton.html
12 August 2014 - I spent a fantastic day filming the BBC's Flog It at Hever Castle, talking about the Boleyn family. Check out the episode next year!
8 August 2014 - You can read my guest post on Queen Anne, the first monarch of Great Britain, over at the Post Office Shop Blog http://blog.postofficeshop.co.uk/queen-anne-ruler-united-great-britain/
1 August 2014 - Today marks 300 years since the death of Queen Anne, an often overlooked but fascinating and important monarch. The Post Office shop blog have an interesting article on Anne http://blog.postofficeshop.co.uk/remembering-queen-anne/
30 July 2014 - Lovely review of my Margaret Beaufort from author Rebecca Henderson Palmer http://www.rhendersonpalmer.com/2014/07/30/book-review-margaret-beaufort-mother-of-the-tudor-dynasty-by-elizabeth-norton/
25 July 2014 - I attended the launch for Alison Weir's novel 'The Marriage Game' in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower. The book looks like a great read!
15 July 2014 - Tickets went on sale today for my talk at the Mary Rose Museum 'Henry VIII's Quest for the Perfect Bride' on 21 August 2014 at 18:30 http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/henry-viiis-quest-for-the-perfect-bride-tickets-12237660171
10 July 2014 - Issue 56 (August 2014) of Discover Your History magazine went on sale today. I wrote the feature, 'From Peasant to Princess in Six Generations' on the dramatic rise of the Boleyn family. http://www.history-hub.com/dyh
9 July 2014 - Issue 145 of Your Family Tree magazine is now available. I wrote the article 'Looking Online: Find Old Records'.
1 July 2014 - I am proud to announce that I have just been awarded a prestigious Study Fellowship by the Society of Renaissance Studies relating to my work on cadaver tombs in the Elizabethan period.
28 June 2014 - Just received my copy of Issue 75 (Summer 2014) of Women's History Magazine, which includes a review of Bessie Blount 'a most interesting, new, biography of a remarkable lady'.
28 June 2014 - It's Henry VIII's birthday. Check out the article on my Tudor matchmaking with eHarmony in History Revealed magazine http://www.historyrevealed.com/qa/which-henry-viii%E2%80%99s-wives-was-his-best-match
27 June 2014 - BBC History Magazine also covered my Tudor matchmaking: http://www.historyextra.com/qa/which-henry-viii%E2%80%99s-wives-was-his-best-match
27 June 2014 - Another piece on my Tudor matchmaking in today's Daily Star http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/386072/Why-Henry-VIII-should-not-have-chopped-Anne-Boleyn-s-head-off-she-was-very-compatible
27 June 2014 - There's piece on my matchmaking of Henry VIII and his wives in today's Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2671064/Anne-Boleyn-Henry-VIIIs-compatible-wife-claims-researcher.html
27 June 2014 - I was kindly invited by eHarmony to try profiling Henry VIII and his six wives, using their sophisticated matchmaking technology. The results were fascinating: http://www.eharmony.co.uk/relationship-advice/online-dating-unplugged/2014/06/henry-viii-wives#.U62ljPldXuI
13 June 2014 - Issue 144 of Your Family Tree magazine now on sale. Look out for my cover fature on finding your family for free http://www.yourfamilytreemag.co.uk/2014/06/13/issue-144-on-sale-now/
4 June 2014 - BBC History Magazine have also now published my piece on Jane Seymour for their Kings and Queens in Profile series http://www.historyextra.com/feature/tudors/kings-and-queens-profile-jane-seymour
29 May 2014 - Visit the BBC History Magazine's website for my contribution their Kings and Queens in Profile series. Anne Boleyn http://www.historyextra.com/feature/tudors/kings-and-queens-profile-anne-boleyn
21 May 2014 - Just got my copy of issue 143 (June 2014) of Your Family Tree magazine. Check out my article on Workhouses and Institutions, as well as my professional tip in the 5 minute fixes cover feature http://www.yourfamilytreemag.co.uk/
19 May 2014 - Check out my interview on Anne Boleyn and Henry Percy over at The History Behind the Game of Thrones http://history-behind-game-of-thrones.com/tudors/elizabeth-norton
16 May 2014 - Episode 3 of Bloody Tales of the Tower will be shown tonight in the UK on Channel 5. I discuss Catherine Howard right at the end of the episode.
10 May 2014 - I attended the Unversity of Warwick's Parish Studies Symposium, which focussed on early modern music.
9 May 2014 - I attended the London launch of Lauren Mackay's Inside the Tudor Court.it looks like a great read.
1 May 2014 - There's an interview with me over at Nerdalicious, looking at The Anne Boleyn Papers http://nerdalicious.com.au/history/the-anne-boleyn-papers-with-elizabeth-norton/
24 April 2014 - Just got my copy of the May 2014 issue of Family Tree magazine. Check out my article on 'It's all about class: heraldic visitations' http://family-tree.co.uk/
23 April 2014 - Join me at Stoneleigh Library tonight at 7.30pm, where I will be speaking about how I go about researching and writing history http://www.surreycommunity.info/stoneleighcommunitylibrary/events/author-event-an-evening-with/
22 March 2014 - Issue 141 of Your Family Tree magazine is now available. I wrote the cover feature 'Go Further Back in Time' http://www.yourfamilytreemag.co.uk/
19 March 2014 - Just received my copy of the April 2014 issue of Family Tree magazine. Look out for my article on tracing medieval ancestors. http://family-tree.co.uk/
14 March 2014 - Issue 3 of the Discover Your Ancestors bookazine is now available at WH Smiths or http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/ My article on the lives of medieval women is inside 'A worthy womman al hyr lyve'.
11 March 2014 - A great review of The Anne Boleyn Papers over at the Tudor Roses Blog 'a must for Anne fans' and 'an invaluable resource' http://www.thetudorroses.co.uk/apps/blog
8 March 2014 - Elfrida, The First Crowned Queen of England picked as one of Wellington City Libraries' Biography Picks for March http://www.wcl.govt.nz/blog/index.php/2014/03/04/a-good-gossipy-read-biography-picks-for-march/
5 March 2014 - Just received my copy of Women's History Magazine (issue 74, Spring 2014). It includes my review of Marina Warner's reissued Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism (OUP, 2013).
1 March 2014 - Elfrida: The First Crowned Queen of England reviewed by Ryan Lavelle in the current (March 2014) issue of BBC History Magazine 'Norton...shows a queen mother in her final years evidently remaining active as well as legally and socially influential. It is this picture of Aelfthryth that deserves to endure'.
26 February 2014 - A lovely review of Margaret Beaufort over at 'The Freelance History Writer Notes and Reviews'. 'An informative and pleasant read'. http://flhwnotesandreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/book-review-margaret-beaufort-mother-of-the-tudor-dynasty-by-elizabeth-norton/
25 February 2014 - My guest article, 'Margaret Skipwith of Ormsby: Mistress of Henry VIII' published today over at The Anne Boleyn Files http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/margaret-skipwith-ormsby-mistress-henry-viii-elizabeth-norton/#more-25977
21 February 2014 - Issue 140 of Your Family Tree magazine on sale today. I wrote the cover feature '35 Essential Hints & Tips!' http://www.yourfamilytreemag.co.uk/2014/02/19/35-essential-hints-and-tips/
18 February 2014 - Look out for Anne of Cleves, A Flanders Mare: Part 3 at Royal Central. It's the final part of my series of articles looking at Henry VIII's under-rated fourth wife http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/history/anne-of-cleves-a-flanders-mare-part-3-23657
1 February 2014 - The Anne Boleyn Papers is reviewed by Tracy Borman in the current (Feb 2014) issue of BBC History Magazine. 'A valuable resource for historians and general readers alike' and an 'enlightening collection'.
28 January 2014 - My article 'Anne of Cleves, A Flanders Mare' is now available at Royal Central http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/history/anne-of-cleves-a-flanders-mare-part-2-22761
24 January 2014 - Bessie Blount is currently one of The Good Book Guide's bestsellers (Jan/Feb 2014). 'A readable, intelligent account'.
20 January 2014 - Margaret Beaufort released as an audiobook. More details and a sample are available at http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/History/Margaret-Beaufort-Audiobook/B00HWF6PPU/ref=a_search_c4_1_4_srTtl?qid=1390309752&sr=1-4 and http://www.amazon.co.uk/Margaret-Beaufort-Mother-Dynasty-Unabridged/dp/B00HWN28WG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1390309649&sr=8-5&keywords=Amberley+Publishing+Audio+Books
15 January 2014 - I was quoted in today's Daily Mail, discussing the discovery of the last painting that Henry VIII sat for http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539831/Henry-VIIIs-painting-uncovered-Wiltshire.html
13 January 2014 - My article 'The Reeds of Oatlands: A Tudor Marriage Settlement' has been published in Surrey History volume XII (2013).
11 January 2014 - Who was the real Anne of Cleves? Find out in my guest post at Royal Central http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/history/anne-of-cleves-a-flanders-mare-part-1-22063
8 January 2014 - There's a lovely piece about Alison Weir's Tours in the Huffington Post by one of the guests on last year's tour. I was privileged to be asked to join the tour last summer as a guest historian and spoke about Catherine Parr and Bessie Blount http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jean-newman-glock/the-search-for-luxury-tra_b_4557577.html
January 2014 - Elfrida reviewed in January's issue of All About History magazine 'an engaging portrait'.
31 December 2013 - Issue 138 (February 2014) of Your Family Tree magazine goes on sale today. I wrote the cover feature on getting started with family history research ('Discover their real stories') http://www.yourfamilytreemag.co.uk/
27 December 2013 - The countdown to Anne of Cleves' arrival in England starting today at my Blog. Anne lands at Deal in Kent! http://elizabethnortonhistorian.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/27-december-1539-arrival-of-anne-of.html
20 December 2013 - Who was Judith of Francia, twice queen of Wessex? Find out in my guest blog over at Royal Central http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/judith-of-francia-twice-queen-of-wessex-21259#.UrQQ7vRdWAU
16 Decmber 2013 - I've just received my copy of vol III issue 6 of Medieval Warfare magazine, which contains my article on Buckingham's Rebellion against Richard III. Copies are available in most newsagents or online from http://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/cms/karwansaray/medieval-warfare.html
15 December 2013 - There's a fantastic review of Elfrida over at Queen Anne Boleyn Historical Writers http://queenanneboleyn.com/2013/12/15/qab-book-review-elfrida-the-first-crowned-queen-of-england-by-elizabeth-norton/
13 December 2013 - The Anne Boleyn Papers recommended by Newstalk Radio as one of 'the best books to read on history and historical figures' http://www.newstalk.ie/Talking-Historys-Book-Recommendations-
13 December 2013 - Elfrida named as one of Buzzsugar's 'Favorite Bookes of 2013' http://www.buzzsugar.com/Favorite-Books-2013-32907635#opening-slide
12 December 2013 - My guest post on 'The Other Boleyn Women: Anne Boleyn's Aunts' has just been published at Queen Anne Boleyn Historical Writers http://queenanneboleyn.com/2013/12/12/the-other-boleyn-women-queen-anne-boleyns-aunts-by-elizabeth-norton-2/
9 December 2013 - Nice review of The Boleyn Women 'detailed significant research brought forth' '5 stars' http://impressionsinink.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/review-boleyn-women-by-elizabeth-norton.html
3 December 2013 - Issue 137 of Your Family History magazine goes on sale today. I wrote the cover feature 'Family History on the Internet Made Easy!'.
2 December 2013 - Read about Empress Matilda, Lady of the English in my guest blog over at Royal Central http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/empress-matilda-lady-of-the-english-20646#.UpxT_sRdWAU
1 December 2013 - Check out the interview with me over at Queen Anne Boleyn Historical Writers http://queenanneboleyn.com/2013/12/01/qab-interview-with-historian-elizabeth-norton-2/
28 November 2013 - I was Alison Weir's guest at her talk on Elizabeth of York at Hampton Court. It was fascinating!
24 November 2013 - Bessie Blount reviewed in The Independent: 'thoughtful and well-researched'.
20 November 2013 - Look out for my guest post on 'A Viking King of England' over at Royal Central. It is now exactly 1000 years since England was conquered by the Vikings http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/a-viking-king-of-england-19996#.UoyjN_nxprI
19 November 2013 - A nice review of The Boleyn Women by Carolyn Harris, royal historian http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-boleyn-women-by-elizabeth-norton-review/
17 November 2013 - Listen out for me on the Talking History show on Ireland's Newstalk radio (106-108 fm) at 8pm. I will be discussing my book, The Anne Boleyn Papers. http://www.newstalk.ie/player/
16 November 2013 - I attended the West Midlands History Conference at Keele University today. It was great to see what other researchers are working on in the area.
15 November 2013 - Another nice review, this time for Elfrida http://impressionsinink.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/review-elfrida-first-crowned-queen-of.html
15 November 2013 - The Anne Boleyn Papers, The Boleyn Women and Bessie Blount (paperback) were all featured in the Biography section in The Good Book Guide November 2013.
8 November 2013 - I spent the morning filming with the BBC at the Great Fire monument in London. You can see me discussing Tudor London on BBC London news at 1.45pm and 6.30pm today and on the i-player.
7 November 2013 - I attended the official launch of Alison Weir's new book 'Elizabeth of York' at BosworthField. I had a great time and it looks like a really fantastic book.
7 November 2013 - Have a look at my article on Elfrida, the first crowned queen of England over at Royal Central http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/history/elfrida-the-first-crowned-queen-of-england-19109#.Unz_t_nxprI
4 November 2013 - My interview on Elfrida is now available at Nerdalicious, along with a guest post by me on the similarities between Elfrida and her descendant, Anne Boleyn. http://nerdalicious.com.au/history/elfrida-the-first-crowned-queen-of-england-with-elizabeth-norton/ and http://nerdalicious.com.au/history/queen-elfrida-and-anne-boleyn/
1 November 2013 - A lovely review of The Anne Boleyn Papers http://impressionsinink.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/review-anne-boleyn-papers-by-elizabeth.html
31 October 2013 - Check out Nerdalicious where I was interviewed about The Boleyn Women http://nerdalicious.com.au/history/the-boleyn-women-with-elizabeth-norton/
29 October 2013 - My article, Two Queen Annes in Kent, has now been published in Bygone Kent magazine (Nov/Dec 2013 issue) http://bygonekent.org.uk/issue/novemberdecember-2013
22 October 2013 - My article on 'Royal Christenings Through the Ages' was published today by Royal Central http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/royal-christenings-through-the-ages-17909
22 October 2013 - Look out for my guest post on Anne Boleyn's Female Forebears over at On the Tudor Trail http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/2013/10/22/the-boleyn-women-anne-boleyns-female-forebears/
19 October 2013 - Elfrida is currently The Lady's book of the week http://www.lady.co.uk/culture/books/3152-book-reviews-18-october
18 October 2013 - Look out for my guest post over at the Daring Trust of Anne Boleyn site, it's on the surviving sources for Anne Boleyn http://www.thedaringtruth.com/guest-post-the-anne-boleyn-papers-by-elizabeth-norton/
17 October 2013 - I gave a talk this evening for The Historical Association on 'The History of the Boleyn Family'. Check out my talks and events page for details of upcoming events!
16 October 2013 - Another nice review of Bessie Blount, this time by the 'Impressions in Ink' blog http://impressionsinink.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/review-bessie-blount-mistress-to-henry.html
15 October 2013 - A lovely review of Bessie Blount over at Sywia S. Zupanec's 'The Daring Truth About Anne Boleyn' http://www.thedaringtruth.com/bessie-blount-by-elizabeth-norton/
10 October 2013 - My article 'A One Thousand Year Old Murder Mystery' was published today at Royal Central http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/a-one-thousand-year-old-murder-mystery-17416. Find out who really killed King Edward the Martyr.
8 October 2013 - Issue 135 of Your Family Tree magazine hits the shops today. I wrote the medieval records section of the cover feature (Find Family Before 1800) and also an article on Heraldic Visitations.
6 October 2013 - Look out for me on Twitter at #ENortonHistory. I will be giving regular updates of what I am doing.
5 October 2013 - A great review for Elfrida: The First Crowned Queen of England by Carolyn Harris, a Canadian royal historian http://www.royalhistorian.com/
28 September 2013 - I attended a symposium on Textual Cultures in Early Modern Europe today at Keble College, Oxford. Fascinating!
26 September 2013 - Claire Ridgway at the Anne Boleyn Files has just posted reviews for The Anne Boleyn Papers http://reviews.theanneboleynfiles.com/anne-boleyn-papers/1080 and Bessie Blount http://reviews.theanneboleynfiles.com/bessie-blount-elizabeth-norton-now-paperback/1085
24 September 2013 - I am speaking tonight on 'Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's Discarded Wife' at the Hounslow and District Historical Society. The talk begins at 8pm and is at the United Reform Church, Chapel Road, Hounslow. Further details can be found at http://www.hounslowhistory.org.uk/calendar
16 September 2013 - I was featured on the Robert Elms Show on BBC London radio (94.9 fm) today to give an update on my Tudor kitchen garden, which I am growing as part of the BBC's Grow Your Own Campaign. The programme will be available for the next week at the BBC I-Player.
14 September 2013 - The Boleyn Women reviewed in the Herald Scotland. You can read it at http://www.heraldscotland.com/books-poetry/reviews/elizabeth-norton-the-boleyn-women-the-tudor-femmes-fatales-who-changed-english-.21991266
10 September 2013 - Look out for issue 134 of Your Family Tree magazine, which goes on sale today. My article on death records is the cover feature.
7 September 2013 - My Dr Alvin interview was broadcast today. You can listen to it online.
6 September 2013 - I was interviewed today by Dr Alvin for his radio show in Washington DC on my new book, Elfrida: The First Crowned Queen of England. The show will be broadcast tomorrow and can be listened to on http://www.dralvinjones.com/
4 September 2013 - I gave a paper today on 'Catholic Identity in Elizabethan England: the example of the Blount family' at the European Reformation Research Group 22nd Annual Meeting at Gladstone's Library, Hawarden. The ERRG Conference, which continues tomorrow, has some fascinating papers on current scholarship in the field.
28 August 2013 - My article on popular vs academic history was published today on Sheffield University's History Matters Blog. Read my article at http://www.historymatters.group.shef.ac.uk/popular-vs-academic-history/
12 August 2013 - Look out for my article on 'The Ultimate Guide to the National Archives' in Your Family Tree magazine (issue 133, September 2013) which is available in the shops and online from today,
7 August 2013 - My eleventh book, Elfrida, The First Crowned Queen of England was released today. This book, which is the first biography of the most important Anglo-Saxon queen consort has been a major labour of love for me, which I have worked on, on and off, for the past seven years. Enjoy!
6 August 2013 - Pop Sugar named my next book, Elfrida, The First Crowned Queen of England, as their must-read book for August. http://www.buzzsugar.com/Best-New-Books-August-2013-31063467?slide=13&image_nid=31064187
6 August 2013 - The Anne Boleyn Papers (published by Amberley) was released today. Please note that this is the paperback of Anne Boleyn In Her Own Words and the Words of Those Who Knew Her, which has been renamed.
4 August 2013 - Philippa Gregory's The White Queen continues to be aired on BBC1. My biography of the White Queen's co-conspirator and, later, rival, Margaret Beaufort, was recommended as a study of 'the Red Queen' in Philippa Gregory's non-fiction The Women of the Cousin's War.
25 July 2013 - I appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to discuss the history behind the choice of 'George Alexander Louis' for the royal baby. They're great choices which are filled with history, particularly George which has come to symbolise stability in the British monarchy. The show will be available on the BBC I-Player for a week and I appear at 7.10am.
25 July 2013 - My tenth book, The Boleyn Women, has now been released. The book is the only book to look at the history of the Boleyn family through its women. Every woman who married a Boleyn or was born one is covered, as are a number of daughters of Boleyn women.
24 July 2013 - The second episode of The Real White Queen and her Rivals airs on BBC2 today at 9pm. As with the first episode, I was involved in advising the production team on Margaret Beaufort, as well as carrying out some original research on their behalf.
24 July 2013 - I carried out a personal engagement today, giving a private talk for the 21st birthday of a big Tudor and medieval history fan. Happy Birthday Kirsten!
23 July 2013 - My article 'Remembering Vicky, The Queen Britain Never Had' was published in the New Statesman today http://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2013/07/remembering-vicky-queen-britain-never-had
23 July 2013 - My article 'The Second Anne Boleyn', which looks at the life of Anne Boleyn Heydon, Queen Anne Boleyn's great-aunt, is now available at the Anne Boleyn Files http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/the-second-anne-boleyn-by-elizabeth-norton/
22 July 2013 - I gave an update on the Tudor kitchen garden project today on the Robert Elms Show (BBC London Radio, 94.9fm). It should be available on the BBC I-Player for a week.
17 July 2013 - The first episode of The Real White Queen and her Rivals airs on BBC2 today at 9pm. I was involved in advising the production team on Margaret Beaufort, as well as carrying out some original research on their behalf.
16 July 2013 - Issue 132 (August 2013) of Your Family Tree magazine went on sale today. Look out for my article on early military records, which looks at how you can trace the medieval and early modern military service of your ancestors.
15 July 2013 - I spent the day at Hampton Court with Alison Weir's Six Wives Tours. Everyone had a great day and I later gave talks on the early life of Catherine Parr and Elizabeth Blount.
11 July 2013 - I was filming with BBC London today for an update on progress on the Tudor kitchen garden project.. Everything is growing really well and the update should be shown next week.
10 July 2013 - Bessie Blount was released in paperback today. Bessie, who was Henry VIII's mistress and the mother of his only acknowledged illegitimate child - Henry Fitzroy - was a fascinating character in her own right. At one stage she was considered a rival to Anne Boleyn and a potential future queen.
1 July 2013 - I visited Crofton Ann Dale School in Stubbington, Hampshire, today to run a workshop with some of the years 4, 5 and 6 pupils on the six wives of Henry VIII. It was a great day and the children did really well in writing final letters to Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Anne of Cleves.
28 June 2013 - My article on the First Anne Boleyn was published on the Anne Boleyn Files website today http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/the-first-anne-boleyn-by-elizabeth-norton/
21 June 2013 - I attended the 25th anniversary celebration for the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency this evening in the cloisters at Westminster Abbey. Congratulations Andrew!
17 June 2013 - Issue 131 (July 2013) of Your Family Tree magazine is now available. Look out for my article on Inquisitions Post Mortem.
23 May 2013 - I was interviewed today by The Guardian for an article looking at personal histories and loss. I will update here when it is published.
21 May 2013 - Issue 130 (June 2013) of Your Family Tree magazine is in the shops today. Look out for my article on Chancery Records.
20 May 2013 - I attended the press day of the Chelsea Flower Show today. It was a great day and a fantastic place to visit. While I was there, I was interviewed for the Robert Elms Show on BBC London Radio (94.9 fm). I also went round the show recording my thoughts on some of the exhibits which were also broadcast on BBC London Radio. The show, which was broadcast from the Chelsea Flower Show will be available on the BBC I-Player for a week.
1 May 2013 - Look out for my article on 'Anne Boleyn's Norfolk' in the May issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life magazine. This issue is available to read online at http://www.suffolknorfolklife.com/
29 April 2013 - I was a guest on the Robert Elms show on BBC London Radio (94.9 fm) today to give an update on the Tudor kitchen garden project. The show will be available on the BBC I-Player for a week. I also regularly give updates on the project on my Blog.
26 April 2013 - Just a reminder about my blog www.elizabethnortonhistorian.blogspot.co.uk I have made a number of posts recently, including updates on the Tudor kitchen garden.
13 April 2013 - I was featured again on the Robert Elms show on BBC London radio to give an update on my Tudor kitchen garden. The show is available on the I-Player for one week although you will see from my Blog that there's not much to report!
23 March 2013 - I was a guest on the Robert Elms show on BBC London radio this morning in order to discuss my Tudor garden for the Grow Your Own campaign. The show is available through the BBC I-Player for seven days.
22 March 2013 - I appeared with my family on the BBC London news today to discuss my Tudor vegetable plot and to show the seed planting.Grow Your Own is a great campaign and I'm really excited about being a part of it.
20 March 2013 - Spent the morning filming for the BBC's Grow Your Own campaign. The seeds for my Tudor vegetable garden are now planted so look out for television and radio updates, as well as my Blog posts on Tudor kitchen gardens - no potatoes and lots of root vegetables, including purple carrots!
1 March 2013 - My new book, Boleyn Women, announced for release in July 2013. The book looks at the lives of all the women of the Boleyn family from the fourteenth to the end of the sixteenth century. I've added further details over at my blog: www.elizabethnortonhistorian.blogspot.co.uk
27 February 2013 - Issue 127 of Your Family Tree magazine (April 2012) is in the shops now. My article on Medieval Tax Records is included in the'How-to' section.
22 February 2013 - Received a copy of Haunted Lambeth by James Clark (published by The History Press) today. I helped the author regarding the historical fact behind a legend that Anne Boleyn had been tried at Lambeth Palace and that her ghostly cries still haunt the area. It's a spooky tale but based on a confusion about Anne's trial and the church court that tried the validity of her marriage - Anne was certainly not taken to Lambeth for her trial. Anyway, it looks like a good book!
21 February 2013 - The March 2013 issue of Your Family History magazine (issue 38) is now on sale. Look out for my article on tracing ancestors before 1066.
13 February 2013 - Anne Boleyn: In Her Own Words and the Words of Those Who Knew Her reviewed in the Kent Family History Society Journal vol 13 no.10 (March 2013).
1 February 2013 - Just got my copy of issue 126 of Your Family Tree magazine (March 2013) containing my feature article on tracing ancestors back to 1066. In the article I look at the top ten records, including military records, parish records, heraldic visitations and manorial documents.
January - February 2013 - Look out for the review of 'England's Queens: The Biography' in the current issue.
24 January 2013 - The Historical Association today published a review of England's Queens: The Biography referring to the work as a 'grand narrative' (http://www.history.org.uk/resources/general_resource_6146.html)
21 January 2013 - I gave a talk this lunchtime to the student history society at Kingston Grammar School on Margaret Beaufort's role in bringing Henry VII to the throne. The talk also looked at Margaret's life in general before 1485.
14 January 2013 - Just received the March 2013 of British Heritage magazine which should be on sale in the United States and Canada shortly. My article 'Six Old Wives Tales' is inside.
1 January 2013 - I was featured in the David Prever New Year's Day show on BBC Three Counties Radio, looking ahead to the big news stories of 2013. I was discussing the forthcoming royal baby, as well as the history of English queenship. The interview was lie but can be listened to over the next few days on the BBC Three Counties Radio website.
4 December 2012 - I was interviewed today for BBC Three Counties Radio (the Roberto Perrone shows) about the forthcoming royal baby and change to the succession allowing women equal rights with men. The interview went out live but the show can be replayed at http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradio/popular-programmes
30 November 2012 - I have recently added a couple of posts to my blog at www.elizabethnortonhistorian.blogspot.co.uk/ including a piece on Matilda of Scotland, first wife of Henry I.
29 November 2012 - Issue 35 (December 2012) of Your Family History magazine goes on sale, featuring my article on Heraldic Visitations. Visitations can be a great source for both historians and genealogists, providing details of family relationships from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and earlier. The magazine is available at newsagents or at http://www.your-familyhistory.com/
18 October 2012 - I was invited to attend the West End premier of Double Bill at the Arts Theatre. The show (as the name suggests!) is made up of two separate plays which are both inspired by Shakespeare's works. The first, Shakespeare's Queens: She-wolves and Serpents, was amusing and great entertainment, while the second, The Madness of King Lear, provided a very interesting journey into the mind of King Lear himself. I would highly recommend them both.
15 October 2012 - Bloody Tales of the Tower released on DVD in the UK. I am in episode 3 discussing Catherine Howard's final journey to the Tower of London.
12 October 2012 - I am excited to announce the launch of my blog http://www.elizabethnortonhistorian.blogspot.co.uk/ The first post commemorates the anniversary of the birth of Edward VI and considers why Henry VIII was so desperate for a son. Look out for future posts...
25 September 2012 - released in paperback. The only book to discuss every queen from the ninth century Raedburgh to the current queen, with some earlier queens featured as well!England's Queens: The Biography
30 April 2012 - Tonight's episode of Bloody Tales of the Tower on the National Geographic channel looks at the fall of Catherine Howard. Look out for me retracing her final journey along the Thames to the Tower of London.
16 April 2012 - Bloody Tales of the Tower showing on the National Geographic channel. I feature in episode 3 airing on 30 April, to talk about Catherine Howard.
April 2012 - Bessie Blount chosen as the Editor's Choice for biographies in The Good Book Guide magazine.
23 March 2012 - I am speaking this evening at Anne of Cleves House in Lewes on the early life of Anne Boleyn. The talk will focus on Anne's family background and her career before she attracted the attention of the king. For further information on my talks and speaking engagements, please see the Talks and Events page of this website.
16 March 2012 - My article 'Was Elizabeth Tailboys the Daughter of Henry VIII?' published at the Anne Boleyn Files http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/18102/was-elizabeth-tailboys-the-daughter-of-henry-viii-guest-post-by-elizabeth-norton/#more-18102
12 March 2012 - I am speaking this evening at the Richmond Local History Society on 'Anne of Cleves and Richmond Palace'. The talk will be largely based on my article on Anne's associations with the palace published in Surrey History in 2009
5 March 2012 - My biography of Anne Boleyn (Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII's Obsession) was referred to in a Daily Mail article on the Tudor Queen ('Dreamer or Schemer? Step Forward the Real Anne Boleyn') http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2108838/Dreamer-schemer-Step-forward-real-Anne-Boleyn.html
10 February 2012 - Release of my article 'Elizabeth Blount of Kinlet: A New Image of Henry VIII's Mistress Identified' in Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society 2009 (printed 2012).
24 January 2012 - OK Magazine featured my research on the paternity of Elizabeth Tailboys in its royal news section.
9 January 2012 - My research on the paternity of Elizabeth Tailboys was featured in The Sun newspaper (Secret of a Queen we 'Lost') http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4046613/Secret-of-the-Queen-that-Britain-lost.html
8 January 2012 Daily Mail - My book, Bessie Blount, and research concerning the paternity of her daughter, Elizabeth Tailboys, were featured in the http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083826/Henry-VIII-secret-daughter-taken-throne-Elizabeth-I-historian-claims.html
11 December 2011 - I have just added a page to the website for Christmas 2011 with a brief discussion of Christmas 500 years ago and Christmas 1000 years ago. Enjoy!
3 December 2011 - Margaret Beaufort and Bessie Blount included in The Scotsman newspaper's Books of the Year: Non-Fiction 2011.
1 December 2011 - Bessie Blount, Mistress to Henry VIII released. Bessie is one of my favourite Tudor women and this biography tells her story in detail for the first time.
December 2011 -Catherine Parr reviewed in BBC History magazine.
30 November 2011 - Spent the afternoon filming for a documentary on the Tudors in a speedboat on the Thames, very exciting!
24 November 2011 - I am appearing tonight on The Book Show with Mariella Frostrup to discuss the enduring fascination of the Tudor dynasty (Sky Arts 8pm).
11 November 2011 - Spent the afternoon filming for Sky, being interviewed on the Tudors and the research required to write non-fiction.
12 October 2011 - Margaret Beaufort released in paperback.
30 June 2011 - England's Queens: The Biography released. The first book to chart the entire history of English queenship from Raedburgh in the ninth century (as well as the early and mythical queens) to Elizabeth II. The book is extensively illustrated and an excellent reference guide to the queens of England.
24 June 2011 - I am speaking this evening at Anne of Cleves' House in Lewes, East Sussex, looking at the relationship between Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves and their 'romance'. This should be an interesting talk. Further details will be added to my Talks and Events page later.
Summer 2011 - Launch of www.elizabethnorton.co.uk