Picture of the Week #531

Norwich Castle. Photo May 2015.

Norwich Castle originally dates from the 11th and 12th centuries and served as a prison for several hundred years, including the Tudor era. The castle was completely refaced in the 19th century but is a faithful recreation of the original. Since the late 19th century is has been the home of the Norwich Museum.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January 2019

Happy New Year! Best wishes to everyone for a great 2019!

Books

I totally missed this one last year – Elizabeth I of England through Valois Eyes by Estelle Paranque was released in October in the US and in December in the UK. This is another work in the Queenship and Power series that has been running for a while now.

Tracy Borman’s Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him is now out in the US after a release last fall in the UK.

Margaret Tudor: The Life of Henry VIII’s Sister by Melanie Clegg came out back in September in the UK and will be out in early January in the US.

And finally – Michael Bayus has produced an audiobook entitled Project Grey Noise about Jane Grey finding herself in the 21st century and trying to set the record straight on her history. I could have sworn that I had blogged about and/or linked to an earlier version of this project *somewhere* on this site but I can’t find it to save my life! Regardless, you can learn more about it and purchase the audiobook through the website ProjectGreyNoise.com or clicking on the cover image below!

Exhibition Ending This Month

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting an exhibition organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London entitled Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol which opened on October 7, 2018 and runs through January 27, 2019. (I still haven’t had a chance to get over to Houston to see this, but I might be able to over the MLK weekend – we’ll see!)

Events

Peterborough Cathedral’s annual Katharine of Aragon Festival will be held this year from the 25th through the 27th of January. You can learn more and get tickets at their website!

Picture of the Week #528

Entrance to Castle Rising Castle, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.

It looks like I haven’t actually used any of my photos from Castle Rising yet, so it was definitely time to add one. My visit there was in some of the worst weather I had on that trip, but that meant I basically had the place to myself! 🙂

The castle dates from the 12th century and in Tudor times it passed to Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk and it has stayed in the Howard family ever since.

Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for December 2018

Books

Somehow I only have one book for December so, as usual, that probably means I’m missing a lot of stuff!

The one book I have on my tracking sheet is an academic work Michelle L. Beer entitled Queenship at the Renaissance Courts of Britain: Catherine of Aragon and Margaret Tudor, 1503-1533 which comes out on December 20 in both the US and UK.

Event

The Tudor Society Open Weekend 2018

The Tudor Society will have an open weekend for non-members from December 7 to 9 where you can register and explore the site as if you were a member. Click the link above for more information!

Continuing Exhibitions

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting an exhibition organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London entitled Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol which opened on October 7, 2018 and runs through January 27, 2019.

Royal Sudeley 1000 – Trials, Triumphs and Treasures – Sudeley Castle has refurbished their exhibition rooms for their 2018 open season that runs from March 5 to December 21.

Picture of the Week #521

St James the Great Church, Castle Acre, Norfolk. Photo May 2015

There is already a lot of history to see in Castle Acre, but the parish church is definitely worth a visit too! The current building is primarily from the 14th and 15th century with some restoration work in the 19th century.

Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for November 2018

Books

A couple of previously-released books have a US edition coming this month, starting with The Mythology of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ by the late John Ashdown-Hill. It was released over the summer in the UK and is out on November 1 in the US.

Next up, Kate Williams’ The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots: Elizabeth I and Her Greatest Rival (US title) will be released on November 13 after it was released in September in the UK.

And there are a few new releases this out this month as well!

Tracy Borman has a new work out entitled Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him which will be out November 1 in the UK and early in 2019 in the US.

And finally, Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England by Kate Hubbard will also be out on November 1 in the UK and will out in February 2019 in the US.

Additional Items

The Anne Boleyn Files 2019 Calendar is now available for purchase! You can order it from the website here and below is a video of the pages for each month.

Continuing Exhibitions

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting an exhibition organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London entitled Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol which opened on October 7, 2018 and runs through January 27, 2019. (And I’m thrilled that finally something is coming to my neck of the woods – I’m only about 2.5 hours from Houston so I expect to get a chance to go see it over the holidays!)

‘We are Bess’ opened at Hardwick Hall on October 3 and runs through November 4, then will re-open from February 16 to June 2 next year. The exhibition will also be available online – something I always appreciate for those of us who can’t easily visit in person.

Royal Sudeley 1000 – Trials, Triumphs and Treasures – Sudeley Castle has refurbished their exhibition rooms for their 2018 open season that runs from March 5 to December 21.

Sunday Short Takes

I should have posted some of these last week, but better late than never I guess!

* Remains of real Wolf Hall discovered by archaeologistsThe Tudor home of the Seymour family, setting of Hilary Mantel’s books, has been discovered in the grounds of a later manor in Wiltshire

* New evidence discovered regarding first English voyage to AmericaHistorians from the University of Bristol have uncovered compelling new evidence concerning the first English-led expedition to North America in 1499 hidden deep within huge parchment rolls and only legible by using ultra-violet light.

* Ancient Anglesey church with links to Tudor dynasty needs your helpThe Friends of St Gredifael’s Church, Penmynydd, have started renovating the historic building which houses a medieval alabaster tomb of Goronwy ap Tudor and his wife Myfanwy.

* Is this the real face of Elizabeth I?Artist Mat Collishaw is on a quest to reveal the real woman behind the mask of this famously image-conscious monarch.

And finally –

* History Inspired Makeup Tutorial – Elizabeth I