Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors, a collection of essays from the English Historical Fiction Authors blog (which you should be reading if you aren’t already!) will be released on September 23rd to mark the second anniversary of the blog. You can learn more about the book at Madison Street Publishing and you can enter to win a copy at Goodreads.
I totally missed Elizabeth Freemantle’s The Queen’s Gambit last month (and back in March, when the UK version was released)! You can also read an excerpt on Simon & Schuster’s website.
Jennifer Kewley Draskau’s The Tudor Rose: Princess Mary, Henry VIII’s Sister is now out in the US (it was released a few months ago in the UK):
Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger’s In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn is out on September 28 in the US and UK. You can read the introduction to the book on Natalie’s website On the Tudor Trail. And if you want to meet the authors and get your copy of the book signed, they’ll be at Sudeley Castle this month (see below)!
The last Sudeley Castle Tudor Fun Day for 2013 is on September 22nd. And there is a special bonus this month – Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger will be there selling and signing copies of In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn!
This first one wraps up this month, so catch it soon if you haven’t already:
* Shakespeare and London, an exhibition by the London Metropolitan Archives, opened in May and will run through September 26, 2013. One of the highlights of the exhibition is a 1613 deed signed by Shakespeare and is one of only six known examples of his signature. If you want to be sure to see that item, please check the website since it is only on display for some of the dates the exhibition runs.
* The exhibition In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion opened in May and runs through October 6. More information is available at the Royal Collection website, which also includes an online gallery of exhibition highlights and a TEDx talk by the exhibition curator.
* The National Museum of Scotland’s exhibition on Mary Queen of Scots opened on June 28 and will run through November 17.