Elizabeth Norton

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Elizabeth Norton (born 4 May 1986) is a British historian specialising in the queens of England and the Tudor period.[1] She also works as a solicitor.[2] She obtained an Master of Arts in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, being awarded a Double First Class degree, and a masters degree in European Archaeology from the University of Oxford. She is the author of nine non-fiction books.[3]


Norton grew up in Steyning, West Sussex and attended Steyning Grammar School. She studied Archaeology and Anthropology at New Hall, Cambridge. She later completed a masters degree in European Archaeology at Hertford College, Oxford.

She was a member of a university research group led by Jeremy Keenan to the Algerian Sahara which surveyed prehistoric rock art and travelled with the Tuareg people. The anthropologist Mary Ann Craig was also a member of this group. Norton has also carried out archaeological fieldwork in Hungary.[4]

She lives in Kingston upon Thames with her husband and sons.[4]

Published works[edit]

Elizabeth Norton is the author of twelve non-fiction works: She Wolves, The Notorious Queens of England (The History Press, 2008); Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's Obsession (Amberley, 2008); Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's True Love (Amberley, 2009); Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's Discarded Bride (Amberley, 2009); Catherine Parr (Amberley, 2010);[5] Margaret Beaufort, Mother of the Tudor Dynasty (Amberley, 2010); Anne Boleyn, In Her Own Words and the Words of Those Who Knew Her (Amberley, 2011); England's Queens: The Biography (Amberley, 2011), Bessie Blount (Amberley, 2011), The Boleyn Women (Amberley, 2013), Elfrida: The First Crowned Queen of England (Amberley, 2013) and The Tudor Treasury (Andre Deutsch, 2014). She is also the author of a number of articles, including: Anne of Cleves and Richmond Palace (Surrey History, 2009) [6] and Scandinavian Influences in the Late Anglo-Saxon Sculpture of Sussex (Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2009).[7] She regularly writes for history and family history magazines, including BBC History Magazine, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and Your Family Tree Magazine.


  1. ^ "Interview with Elizabeth Norton". The Anne Boleyn Files. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Our people". Russell-Cooke Solicitors. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  3. ^ WorldCat
  4. ^ a b http://www.elizabethnorton.co.uk
  5. ^ Norton, E. Catherine Parr (Amberley, 2010), author information
  6. ^ Surrey History 2009
  7. ^ SAC 2009