Brick arch in the grounds of Oxburgh Hall. Photo May 2015.
How is is almost February already? (Yes, I probably say – or at least think – this every new year)
Here’s one I missed from late last year – Four Queens and a Countess: Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, Mary I, Lady Jane Grey and Bess of Hardwick by Jill Armitage was released back in December in the UK and will be out in hardback in the US in May.
And the one February release I have on my spreadsheet is Sarah Bryson’s La Reine Blanche: Mary Tudor A Life in Letters. I love books of letters of Tudor figures, so I’m really looking forward to this one! It is due out mid-February in the UK and in June in the US.
The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is hosting an exhibition on Michel Sittow from January 28, 2018 to May 13, 2018. Sittow is probably most associated for fans of Tudor history with the portrait of what has long been identified as a young Catherine of Aragon. We had a discussion on the Q&A blog about the portrait being re-identified as Mary Tudor (Brandon) and it seems that the exhibition is now using that identification as well (although calling her “Mary Rose Tudor”). You can find out more about the exhibition here.
Close-up of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey on his tomb in St. Michael’s, Framlingham, Suffolk. Photo May 2015.
You can see the full tomb back on Picture of the Week #454.
Welcome to 2018! I have some stuff from the end of 2017 – and a few new things – that didn’t get posted in my very lazy break from work.
* She opened her own doors: ASU history professor retires from pioneering career – Article about historian Retha Warnicke upon her retirement from Arizona State University
And finally – the program on Lady Jane Grey that I mentioned back in August is now scheduled to air on BBC 4 on January 9, 10, and 11.
Pretty light round-up to start 2018, but as always that probably means I’m missing a bunch of things!
Amy Licence’s The Lost Kings: Lancaster, York and Tudor is now out in the US in hardcover after being released last summer in the UK.
And in new books, an academic work Emotion in the Tudor Court: Literature, History, and Early Modern Feeling by Bradley J. Irish is due out in both the UK and US on January 15 and will be offered in both hardcover and paperback, lessening that ‘academic price’ sting! (Links to paperback editions below)
Peterborough Cathedral’s annual Katherine of Aragon Festival for 2018 will be held from Thursday January 28th through Sunday January 28th.
Continuing Exhibitions and Displays
Closing this weekend! – Henry VII: The First Royal Portrait opened at the Museum of Somerset on October 17, 2017 and runs through January 6, 2018. The 1505 portrait of Henry VII is on loan to the museum from the National Portrait Gallery. Check the link for more information, including associated events.
Embroidery done by Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick during Mary’s imprisonment. On display at Oxburgh Hall. Photo May 2015.
The center is the Shrewsbury Hanging that was featured back in January for Picture of the Week #426.
I have only one book listed as a new release this month (as always, that probably means I’m missing a bunch!).
Sarah-Beth Watkins has a new work out titled Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots: The Life of King Henry VIII’s Sister which will be out in both the UK and US in early December:
And one title that has already been released in the UK will be out in the US in December:
Discovering Tudor London: A Journey Back in Time by Natalie Grueninger was published in the UK over the summer and will be out in paperback in the US on December 1.
Continuing Exhibitions and Displays
Reformation – Shattered World, New Beginnings opened on June 26 and runs through December 15 at the Senate House Library at the University of London. You can download a digital copy of the exhibition catalogue for free at the website.
Henry VII: The First Royal Portrait opened at the Museum of Somerset on October 17, 2017 and runs through January 6, 2018. The 1505 portrait of Henry VII is on loan to the museum from the National Portrait Gallery. Check the link for more information, including associated events.