Picture of the Week #720

Royal Standard above the Round Tower at Windsor Castle. Photo May 2015.

I was trying to think of a good picture to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II this past Thursday and chose another view of the Royal Standard at Windsor Castle, since both of the times I visited the castle she was in residence.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for September 2022

Welcome September! Even though it is often still quite hot here in Texas in September, there is at least the possibility that it will start to feel like fall by the end of the month. And after a pretty brutal summer (still not as bad as 2011 though) I’m really ready for the fall. Oh, who are we kidding… I’m ALWAYS ready for fall!

Books

One that I missed from August – Interpreting the Death of Edward VI: The Life and Mysterious Demise of the Last Tudor King by Kyra Kramer (who has previously written about the health of Henry VIII) came out at the end of August in the UK and will be out in the fall in the US.

And a book that I mentioned in the last round-up has been moved up to September for a US release – Arthur Plantagenet: Henry VIII’s Illegitimate Uncle by Sarah-Beth Watkins.

And in new releases, Emma J. Wells Heaven on Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World’s Greatest Cathedrals will be released at the beginning of the month in the UK. I don’t have a US release date yet, but I’ll update the post (or add it in a future round-up) once I find out more. I hope it does come out soon in the US because I’d really like to buy this book and I don’t want to pay the postage to order from the UK!

Continuing Exhibitions

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s first recorded appearance at Court, her childhood home of Hever Castle is putting on the exhibition Becoming Anne: Connections, Culture, Court. The exhibition opened on March 4 and runs through November and is included with admission to the castle.

Picture of the Week #718

Village of Collyweston in Northamptonshire, England. Photo May 2015.

Something a little different this week – an evening view of the village and landscape out of the window of my room at The Collyweston Slater (highly recommended place to eat, drink, and/or stay if you’re in the area!). Collyweston was the site of the grand house of Margaret Beaufort, although little of it remains today. Unfortunately I didn’t really have time to explore the area but since the village was in a convenient place along the route I was driving I couldn’t resist at least staying the night there. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to get back there and explore the area a bit more.

Picture of the Week #715

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.

Since we’re in the grasp of an even-more-atrocious-than-normal Texas summer and all of our lawns are brown and crunchy, I needed to see some green! This shot of the cottage is a really hard one to get without a lot of tourists in the way, so here’s where I’ll confess to Photoshopping a couple of people out of it. Content-aware-fill FTW!

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for August 2022

Books

One that I missed from a couple of months back – another book in the “Queenship and Power” series came out, this time focusing on Mary I, Writing Mary I: History, Historiography, and Fiction edited by Valerie Schutte and Jessica S. Hower. This is academically priced so it’s probably one to look for the in the library.

And Sarah-Beth Watkins’ latest work focuses on a figure that I haven’t seen too much about – Arthur Plantagenet: Henry VIII’s Illegitimate Uncle. It came out at the end of July and will be out in the fall in the US:

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending in August – The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics is now on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The exhibition opened on May 21, 2022 and runs through August 29, 2022. The exhibit will display, for the first time in 20 years, the Westminster Tournament Roll that features John Blanke (read more in this article from The Guardian).

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s first recorded appearance at Court, her childhood home of Hever Castle is putting on the exhibition Becoming Anne: Connections, Culture, Court. The exhibition opened on March 4 and runs through November and is included with admission to the castle.

Picture of the Week #713

Window at Framlingham Castle. Photo May 2015.

Even though I just used a Framlingham Castle photo in early June, I had to use one this week since it’s the anniversary of Mary I asserting her claim to the throne and ending Jane Grey’s 9-day reign. I think there is some debate about the effectiveness of the castle’s defenses (at least by the mid-16th century), but this narrow, deep-set window shows that it seems to have some defensive strengths.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for June 2022

Sorry this is a little late this month! As I mentioned on the Picture of the Week post, last weekend I was finishing up moving across town and then I was pretty exhausted (pro tip – don’t move in 100°F heat) but had to go back to work right away since our summer research programs started on Wednesday. Not a very restful start to the summer around here!

Books

Elizabeth I’s Final Years: Her Favourites and Her Fighting Men by Robert Stedall got past me with its UK release last month, has a US release at the end of this month (or early in July… I have two different dates, but I decided to go ahead and post it now):

Next up, Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship by Linda Collins and Siobhan Clarke will be out in the middle of the month in the UK and on Kindle in the US (I didn’t see a release date for a US dead-tree version, but will update if I find one):

And finally, Estelle Paranque’s latest work, Blood, Fire and Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici will be out at the end of the month in the UK and later this year in the US:

Continuing Exhibitions

The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics is now on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The exhibition opened on May 21, 2022 and runs through August 29, 2022. The exhibit will display, for the first time in 20 years, the Westminster Tournament Roll that features John Blanke (read more in this article from The Guardian).

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s first recorded appearance at Court, her childhood home of Hever Castle is putting on the exhibition Becoming Anne: Connections, Culture, Court. The exhibition opened on March 4 and runs through November and is included with admission to the castle.