Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for February 2017


A book slipped past me in January, as I suspected! (surprised there weren’t more…)

First up is The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens by Roland Hui (and if I may be so presumptuous, a long-time friend of the site!) was released earlier in January in both the UK and US:

And the other new release Giles Tremlett’s Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen which is out February 9 in the UK and March 7 in the US. I guess this technically isn’t “Tudor history”, but of course Isabella was Catherine of Aragon’s mother so I say it counts. 🙂


This is actually in March, but I wanted to get it out early:

Nicola Tallis, author of Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey will talk about her book at the Bradford on Avon Library on March 9, 2017. Click here for more details

And this has a listing of a number of events between March and June:

Power and Performance at Hampton Court PalaceJoin author and historian Lauren Johnson as she hosts an impressive line-up of speakers to explore ideas of power and performance in the lively Tudor court. The first talk is March 28 on “Anne Boleyn: musician and composer”. Ticket information is at the link.


Katharine, England’s Spanish Queen opened in the Visitor Centre at Peterborough Cathedral on January 16 and will run through March 15, 2017.


Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for February 2017 — 1 Comment

  1. Hilary Mantel reviews Susan Higginbotham’s Margaret Pole: The Countess in the Tower,” in the latest edition of the London Review of Books. To be fair, the review is actually more of Mantel’s own meditation on Countess Margaret and her family, particularly Reginald Pole, who takes a hammering. Possibly a useful indication of Cromwell’s likely antagonist, since Thomas More is already dead, in her much-anticipated conclusion to the Wolf Hall trilogy.

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