Catching up!

I once again have fallen behind on a few news items, so I’m going to combine them all in this post!

First up is the auction of a portrait of Elizabeth I yesterday at Sotheby’s. The painting had been expected to go for at most £1,000,000 (US $2,000,000), but in fact fetched £2,596,500 (around US $5,200,000). More info on the painting is available at ArtDaily and the BBC. Both links have pictures. For even more information, go to the Sotheby’s website and look for “Important British Paintings” under the Auction Results. You will have to register with their site to see the page, but they have a great zoom-able image of the painting and an extensive catalogue entry.

Next up… The link to the soundtrack from “The Tudors” is now up on Amazon. Links to pre-order for my Amazon affiliate store are below:


Next up, a review from The Telegraph of “Jane Boleyn – The Infamous Lady Rochford” by Julia Fox, which I posted about back in September. The book still isn’t out here in the US, but has been available in the UK for a while. By the way, the author of the review is Jessie Childs, who has a Tudor book of her own out on Henry Howard. I thought I had posted about the book on the blog, but I couldn’t find any old links to it, so I’m posting Amazon links for it here. Ms. Childs was kind enough to send me a copy of the book over the summer, but I’m ashamed to say I still haven’t had a chance to read it! Hopefully I’ll get caught up on some reading over the winter break from work. 🙂

(Thanks to Annie for sending the link to the review… I had meant to post about it earlier and it got lost in the shuffle, so it was a good reminder!)

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