Picture of the Week #793

Ruins of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds. Photo May 2015.

As I’ve mentioned before, the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds was the original burial place of Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk. The ruins are now a lovely garden park near the later St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for February 2024

Hello February! I’m hoping the 2024 version of this month is a lot better than some of the more recent ones (extreme cold snaps, ice/snow storms, and power outages – multiple years, finally getting Covid – last year… etc.)

New Books

A few new Tudor-related books are due out in February and even though I don’t keep up with actually *reading* a lot of Tudor history books these days, I’m looking forward to some of these for even I do get back to history reading.

First up is a new work from Nicola Tallis on the early life of Elizabeth I, which will be released on February 29 in both the UK and the US, under slightly different titles:

Young Elizabeth: Princess, Prisoner, QueenPurchase at Amazon UK

Young Elizabeth: Elizabeth I and Her Perilous Path to the CrownPurchase at Amazon US

Next up is Women’s Lives in the Tudor Era by Any McElroy, which will be out in the UK at the end of February and in April in the US:

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And finally, Kateryn Parr: Henry VIII’s Sixth Queen bu Laura Adkins will also be out at the end of February in the UK and in April in the US:

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Continuing Exhibitions

Holbein at the Tudor Court opened at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 23, 2024.

Picture of the Week #789

The Falcon Inn, Stratford upon Avon. Photo May 2015.

Some parts of The Falcon (now partially renamed after it became part of a hotel chain) date back to the early 16th century and it has been an inn since at least the mid-17th century. Definitely on my bucket list to stay there in the Tudor section!

Amazon links broken

… and as I suspected would happen, all of my Amazon links for book posts are now dead thanks to their recent changes. I’ll try to get at least the 2023 posts updated quickly, but old posts will just have to wait a while!

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January 2024

Happy New Year!

I’d love to say that one of my resolutions this year is to work more on this site, but that seems unlikely for at least the first third (or thereabouts) of the year. I’m going to be incredibly busy at work since we have all of the usual spring chaos, but now with a total solar eclipse on top of it. This is the one time that being an astronomy department visiting scholars coordinator and a public outreach coordinator is the perfect storm of TOO MUCH. But I do expect to be able to keep up with the monthly round-ups and the Picture of the Week (with the possible exception of the weekend before the solar eclipse on April 8). Who knows, once that is all finished, maybe I’ll even get back to doing some news posts again one of these days!

Also, it seems that Amazon is going to stop offering the method I use to make links to individual books with cover images, so I might have to investigate some other options or change how I do these posts in the future. It’s also quite likely that all of my old book links will break soon, so that’s fun… I guess I can add it to the list of things that need to be fixed, alongside things that broke when my webhost migrated to new servers last year. Apparently they announced these changes a month ago, but I only just now discovered it when I went to do this month’s post, so I must have missed an email. (Which is weird considering I’m still getting a bunch of their other messages about another feature that they are retiring, even though I’ve never used it.)

Anyway, enough complaining… on to this month’s round-up!

Books

Kind of a light round-up to start 2024, but there are a number of things coming in future months that I’m looking forward to!

I have a couple of books that have already been released in the UK that will be out in the US this month. First up, How to Survive in Tudor England by Toni Mount, which was released in the UK in the fall and will be out at the end of January in the US:

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And the exhibition catalog for Holbein at the Tudor Court will be out on January 12 in the US after an earlier release in the UK:

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Continuing Exhibitions

Holbein at the Tudor Court opened at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 23, 2024.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for December 2023

Welcome to the final month of 2023! When we were suffering through that horrible summer I never thought we’d get to the cooler months of the year.

Books

This month we’ve got a few books that have be previously been released in the UK that will be out this month in the US.

First up is Gareth Russell’s The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of History at Hampton Court, which was released in the UK in the summer and will be out on December 5 in the US:

Next up is The Great Survivor at the Tudor Court: The Life and Times of Lord William Paget (US title) by Alex Anglesey, 8th Marquess of Anglesey, which will be released on December 12 in the US after an October release in the UK.

And one that I missed last month (even though I posted about the exhibit that it’s part of!) is the book Holbein at the Tudor Court, a companion to the exhibition currently on at Buckingham Palace. This one is on my wish list since there’s no way I’ll make it over to see the exhibit itself. It was released in early November in the UK and will be out in January in the US.

And finally, another one that I missed last month that was released at the end of November in both the UK and US, but is still quite seasonally appropriate – Christmas With The Tudors by James Taffe:

That’s it for books in December since I don’t have any new releases for this month on my tracking sheet. (Say it with me…. ‘that probably means I’m missing some books!’)

Continuing Exhibitions

Holbein at the Tudor Court opened at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 23, 2024.

Picture of the Week #781

The First Folio at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Photo April 2016.

This is one of three copies at the Harry Ransom Center on the UT Austin campus, all of which were on display at the Shakespeare in Print and Performance exhibition to mark 400 years since the Bard’s death. They are currently on display again for the current exhibition The Long Lives of Very Old Books, which, in part, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the printing of the First Folio, which was entered into the Stationer’s Register in London on November 8, 1623.