Upcoming Books and Events for March 2016

Even with an extra day in February this year, it seemed to fly by!


One book that I missed in last month’s round-up that came out in early February is John Dudley – The Life of Lady Jane Grey’s Father-in-Law by Christine Hartweg, who runs the great All Things Robert Dudley site.

In new books this month, first up is Amy License’s latest, Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort. It is out March 7 in the UK and the US Kindle edition is out March 15.

Next up is So Great a Prince: England in 1509 by Lauren Johnson, which is out in the UK on March 10 (I don’t have info on a US release at this point). The book takes a look at England at the time of the death of Henry VII and the accession of the 17-year-old Henry VIII.

And finally for this month – Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger have teamed up again for In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII: The visitor’s companion to the palaces, castles & houses associated with Henry VIII’s iconic queens, a sequel of sorts to their previous collaboration In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn. The book is out March 15 in the UK and May 19 the US. Stay tuned for a post here on TudorHistory.org as part of Sarah and Natalie’s blog tour for the book!

Continuing Exhibitions

I can’t hope to find all of the Shakespeare exhibitions being put on this year, so I’m mainly trying to get the big ones and a few I come across that are outside the UK. If you’re in the UK and want to keep up with special events occurring throughout the year, check out Shakespeare400.

Shakespeare Documented – Celebrating 400 years of William Shakespeare with an online exhibition documenting Shakespeare in his own time. The partners in this exhibition include The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford, The British Library, The Folger Shakespeare Library, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and The National Archives. The exhibition will continue to expand throughout the year.

Shakespeare, Life of an Icon opened January 20 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC and will run through March 27. This is the first of three exhibitions they will put on, in addition to other events, during their year-long Wonder of Will celebrations.

By me William Shakespeare: A Life in Writing opened at the National Archives on February 3 and will run through May 29 and features Shakespeare’s will as the centerpiece of the exhibition.

Windsor Castle will host Shakespeare in the Royal Library from February 13 through January 1, 2017 and includes works of Shakespeare collected by the royal family, accounts of performances at Windsor Castle, and art by members of the royal family inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin launched Shakespeare in Print and Performance on December 21, 2015 and it will run through May 29, 2016.

Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee opened January 18 and will run through July 29, 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians in London.


Upcoming Books and Events for March 2016 — 2 Comments

  1. That review hits on some of the reasons that I think Dee is one of the most interesting “characters” of Tudor/Elizabethan history! I wish I could see the exhibit in person, but another trip to England isn’t in the cards since I’m still paying for last year’s trip.

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