Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for December 2016


A couple of books that have already been released in the UK are out in the US this month:

Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis will be out December 6 in the US.

And Suzannah Lipscomb’s The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII that came out last year in the UK is finally getting a US release on December 20th.

One new release this month – First of the Tudors a novel about Jasper Tudor by Joanna Hickson is out December 1 in the UK and out early next year in the US (for the paperback release, it looks like you might be able to get the Kindle edition sooner).

And just in time for the holidays – a great gift idea for you or the Tudor-history lover in your life (or just a celebration of saying a big “Adios!!” to 2016) – The Tudor Planner!

Designed by Heather Teysko of the Renaissance English History Podcast, the planner features:

Each monthly page has a quote from a famous Tudor personality, and a This Month in Tudor History highlight. Plus a listening recommendation for an English Renaissance album for that month (because my particular passion is 16th century music). All of the recommendations are in a public Spotify playlist with the link so you can easily listen whenever you like. The weekly pages have events that happened that month in Tudor history.

Click here or the picture above for more information on how to order your own copy!

Continuing Exhibitions

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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