Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for October 2016


Starting out with a number of books that slipped past me in the previous months…

First up is The Tudors in 100 Objects by John Matusiak which was released August 1 in the UK and will be out in hardback in the US at the beginning of November:

And Sean Cunningham’s Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never Was came out in the US earlier than I expected, so it is now available!

One that I missed in August that is out in the UK and will be out October 9 in the US is Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England by Steven Gunn. Unfortunately this one is ‘academically priced’ (i.e. expensive!) so I’ll have to snag it from the university library at some point.

Melanie Clegg’s Scourge of Henry VIII: The Life of Marie de Guise will be out this month in the US after a release in August in the UK.

In new books this month, Elizabeth Norton’s latest Tudor work, The Lives of Tudor Women is out the first week in October in the UK and will be out next year in the US.

And Catherine of Aragon: An Intimate Life of Henry VIII’s True Wife by Amy Licence is out mid-month in the UK and next spring in the US.

And finally, Sarah Gristwood’s Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth Century Europe is out this week in the UK and next month in the US.


The BBC History Magazine’s History Weekends return this fall with one in Winchester from October 7th to 9th and another in York from November 18th to 20th.

Continuing Exhibitions

Will & Jane opened on August 6 and will run through November 6 and is the final of three exhibitions at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in addition to other events, during their year-long Wonder of Will celebrations.

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.

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.

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