Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January 2023

Happy New Year everyone! I’ll join in with everyone else saying “Huh? How are we in another year again?” Although I’ve at least gotten past the “it feels like it’s perpetually March 2020” thing that was the case until sometime into the latter part of 2021.

Books

We have a few things that came out in 2022 in the UK that will be out in January in the US.

First is Tudor England: A History by Lucy Wooding, which came out in October in the UK and will be out on January 3 in the US:

And The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women’s Writing in English, 1540-1700, edited by Elizabeth Scott-Bauman, Danielle Clarke, Sarah C. E. Ross also came out in October in the UK and will be out in mid-January in the US:

And one I missed from last month, The Marriage Bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, edited by Peter N. Lindfield came out in the UK on December 15 and will be out in May in the US. This is a collection of articles on the research into the bed, which was rediscovered in 2010.

And in new books for 2023…

Educating the Tudors by Amy McElroy will be out at the end of January in the UK and will be out later in the spring in the US. Nice to see a book dedicated to this topic that I can refer people to when I start to get those school project questions!

And also out in the UK at the end of the month is Helene Harrison’s Elizabethan Rebellions: Conspiracy, Intrigue, and Treason, which will also be out in the spring in the US:

Events

Peterborough Cathedral‘s annual Katharine of Aragon Festival for 2023 will be held on January 27-29 this year.

Continuing Exhibitions

Closing this month!

The Tudor: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on October 10, 2022 and will run through January 8, 2023.

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Small fireplace in Leicester’s Gatehouse at Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.

After a couple of days below freezing, a cozy fire in a fireplace sounds nice! The only reason we don’t use ours at the house is that no one wants to clean it. 😛

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for December 2022

Here we are at the final month of 2022. Pretty light round-up this month, but I see some good stuff on the book horizon for 2023!

Books

Blood, Fire and Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici by Estelle Paranque had a UK release back in the summer and will be out in early December in the US:

Next up – Sarah Gristwood’s newest Tudor work, which was released last year in the UK with the title The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty will be out in mid-December in the US with the title The Tudors in Love: Passion and Politics in the Age of England’s Most Famous Dynasty:

And Natalie Grueninger’s The Final Year of Anne Boleyn came out in November in the UK and will be out in December in the US. I originally had January 2023 for the US release, but it looks like it will be out earlier – and just in time for Christmas!

Continuing Exhibitions

The Tudor: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on October 10, 2022 and will run through January 8, 2023.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for November 2022

And, just like that, another month has blown by! You would think with all those physics classes that I took I would have a better feeling for how time works…

Books

As usual, let’s start with the books that have already been released that I missed in previous round-ups! (And there are quite a few this time.)

Paul Kendall’s Queen Elizabeth I: Life and Legacy of the Virgin Queen came out in the UK at the end of September and was released at the end of October in the US:

Next up, Tudor England: A History by Lucy Wooding was released in late October in the UK and will be out at the beginning of 2023 in the US:

And the catalogue for the The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England exhibition at The Met in New York is now available on Amazon:

Finally, The Boleyns: From the Tudors to the Windsors by Amanda Harvey Purse was released in mid-October in the UK and will be out in February in the US:

And now for the upcoming November releases!

All the Queen’s Jewels, 1445–1548: Power, Majesty and Display by Nicola Tallis is due out at the end of the month in both the UK and the US. This is one I’m really looking forward to and will probably actually buy physical copy of (in paperback though, looking at the hardcover prices!):

And Natalie Grueninger’s latest Tudor work The Final Year of Anne Boleyn is also out at the end of the month in the UK but will be out in January 2023 in the US:

Continuing Exhibitions

The Tudor: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on October 10, 2022 and will run through January 8, 2023.

Ending this month:

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 9 and is included with admission to the castle.

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Graveyard at St Michael’s, Framlingham. Photo May 2015.

Once again I tried to find something kind of Halloween-ish this year, but since I’ve never been to Britain in the fall (someday!!), I’ll have to make do with trees that have autumnal-colored new growth instead.

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St. Nicholas Church, Blakeney, Norfolk, England. Photo May 2015.

This is the west tower of the church – I’ll eventually post a photo that also shows the eastern tower, which may have been used as a beacon. The church is up on a hill and it easily visible from the beach, so it’s likely this tower and/or the eastern tower were used a navigation points when the town was a very active seaport from medieval times up to the 20th century.