I seem to be stuck on the following problem about field extensions from an old prelim exam in algebra. Let $K$ be an algebraic field extension of a field $F$ and let $L$ be a subfield of $K$ such that $F \subseteq L$ and $L$ is normal (but not necessarily finite) over $F$. Show that if $\sigma$ is any automorphism of $K$ over $F$, then $\sigma(L)=L$.
I think the finite case should be pretty straightforward (is it?), but I'm not so sure about the infinite case. How should I approach this problem? Might trying to get some sort of contradiction be of any use here? In the problem, I think by definition $L$ is the normal closure of the extension $K$ of $F$ but I'm not so certain if that will help.