Oh boy are there a bunch of reasons that I wish I was going to England in October (which sadly I am not)!
Leanda de Lisle’s latest work on the Tudors will be out on October 8 in the US. It’s titled Tudor: The Family Story in the UK and Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England’s Most Notorious Royal Family in the US.
Susan Higginbotham has written her first non-fiction book, The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England’s Most Infamous Family, which is out October 1 in the UK and will be out in January in the US.
Terry Breverton has a new biography of Richard III coming out at the end of October in both the US and UK:
And a couple of things from previous months that I missed:
An academic work entitled Reading and Writing during the Dissolution: Monks, Friars, and Nuns 1530-1558 by Mary Erler that came out in August (which you can learn more about here and here)
And just this week, Claire Ridgway of The Anne Boleyn Files has released The Anne Boleyn Collection II: Anne Boleyn and the Boleyn Family which you can get on Kindle and in paperback (the links go to the paperback edition):
BBC History Magazine’s next History Weekend is on October 25-27 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. There are lots of Tudor-related talks, and plenty of other topics for those of you who branch out from the 16th century! And for those of you who can’t attend (like me – sob), in the past they have put some of the talks up as podcasts, so check out the BBC History Extra podcasts if you haven’t already!
* Elizabeth I & Her People opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London on October 10, 2013 and runs through January 5, 2014. Be sure to check out their Events Page for lectures, tours, and other activities associated with the exhibition.
* The Museum of London has a new exhibition on the Cheapside Hoard, a collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewels that were found in a cellar in 1912. The exhibition opens October 11, 2013 and runs through April 27, 2014.
* West Country to World’s End: the South West in the Tudor Age at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Gallery in Exeter opens October 26, 2013 and runs through March 2, 2014.
* Just one week left for this one! – The exhibition In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion opened in May and runs through October 6. More information is available at the Royal Collection website, which also includes an online gallery of exhibition highlights and a TEDx talk by the exhibition curator.
* The National Museum of Scotland’s exhibition on Mary Queen of Scots opened on June 28 and will run through November 17.