Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for May 2022

Hello May! I know a lot of you are ready for the warmer weather May will start to bring, but I’m not quite ready for it myself. My month of May is going to be so busy and I don’t like instantly being drenched in sweat every time I go outside. 😛

Books

As I expected, there was at least one book from previous months that I missed (I’m sure there are many more…) Elizabethan Secret Agent: The Untold Story of William Ashby (1536-1593) by Timothy Ashby was released at the end of March:

And Amy Licence’s Tudor Roses: From Margaret Beaufort to Elizabeth I will be released in mid-May in the US after a release earlier in the year in the UK:

New Exhibitions

If you miss The Tudor: Passion, Power, and Politics at the Holburne Museum, you will have a chance to catch it next at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The exhibition will open on May 21, 2022 and run 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).

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending soon: The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics opened at The Holburne Museum in Bath at the end of January and will run through May 8.

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 run through November and is included with admission to the castle.

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Garden center at Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.

This is another view of the garden that I showed in Picture of the Week #608. I said then that if I had a house with a yard, I would do something like that and… well… I’m about to move back into a house with a yard. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to started until next fall/winter (summer is too hot in Texas for a lot of landscaping!) but I’m definitely planning to get some gardens going!

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for April 2022

Not a huge round-up this month! Which means I really don’t have much of an excuse for falling behind on posting this.

Books

No new book releases this month, which means – say it with me! – I probably missed some things. But I do have a couple of updates on books that I’ve mentioned previously.

Clare Hunter’s Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power that I mentioned last month is available for order in the US now too, so here are updated links to the UK and US Amazon stores:

And The Tudor Sheriff by Jonathan McGovern is now out in the US after being released back in January in 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 run through November and is included with admission to the castle.

The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics opened at The Holburne Museum in Bath at the end of January and will run through May 8.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for March 2022

Welcome to March! Even though we managed to make it through winter without any power outages this year, we still had a few annoying mini winter storms so I’m ready to welcome spring and all the lovely wildflowers we get here in Texas.

Books

A couple of UK releases from February will be released in March in the US.

First up is Cecily Bonville-Grey – Marchioness of Dorset by Sarah J. Hodder that was released just last week in the UK and will be out on March 1 in the US:

And House of Tudor: A Grisly History by Mickey Mayhew was just released in the UK and will be out at the end of March in the US. (I originally had a May US release date, but now I’m seeing March for the paperback.)

And in new releases…

This one really caught my eye – I’ve been doing needlework for over 30 years and I’ve dabbled in doing some historical needlework (primarily blackwork) but I’ve only recently gotten interested in the wider history of needlework and textiles. So when I saw this upcoming release from Clare Hunter, Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power I was intrigued! It is due out on March 17 in the UK, but I don’t have info on a US release yet. I’ll update it when I find out more.

And The House of Dudley: A New History of Tudor England by Joanne Paul is due out at the end of March in the UK and I also don’t have info on a US release for this book, but I’ll keep an eye out!

New 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 will open on March 4 and run through November and is included with admission to the castle.

Continuing Exhibitions

The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics opened at The Holburne Museum in Bath at the end of January and will run through May 8.

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Ruins of stairs at Framlingham Castle. Photo May 2015.

I’m not exactly sure what part of the castle this is the ruins of. It was outside the walls and on the way to the beginning of the path around the Mere, but other than that, I’m not sure architecturally what this section was (and the guidebook didn’t have quite enough detail for me to figure it out).

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for February 2022

Books

A couple of books that were released at the end of 2021 in the UK will come out near the end of February in the US.

First up, Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy by Tracy Borman:

And Richard Mackinder’s Bosworth: The Archaeology of the Battlefield will be released on the 24th:

And we’ve got a few new releases this month as well! It looks like things are maybe finally starting to get back on track.

Amy Licence’s latest book Tudor Roses: From Margaret Beaufort to Elizabeth I will be out in mid-February in the UK and later in the spring in the US:

And next is Cecily Bonville-Grey – Marchioness of Dorset by Sarah J. Hodder. I’m not sure there has been much written about Cecily so this is good to see! It will be out near the end of February in the UK and in early March in the US.

And finally, House of Tudor: A Grisly History by Mickey Mayhew will be out on February 28 in the UK and in May in the US.

New Exhibitions

The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics opened at The Holburne Museum in Bath at the end of January and will run through May 8.

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending this month!

The British Library‘s new exhibition on Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots opened on October 8 and will run through February 20, 2022. You can book tickets at the website linked above.