Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for April 2017


A few books that have already been out for a while in the UK will be released in April in the US:

Amy Licence’s Catherine of Aragon: An Intimate Life of Henry VIII’s True Wife is now out in the US after a release last fall in the UK.

Gareth Russell’s Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII was released in January in the UK and will be out on April 4 in the US with the slightly different title Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII

Anne Boleyn in London by Lissa Chapman has been out since October in the UK and will be out later this month in the US.

And a couple of new books are out the month – it looks like the Scottish branch (i.e. descendants of Margaret Tudor) are getting some more attention these days:

Margaret Tudor’s daughter from her second marriage is the subject of So High a Blood: The Life of Margaret, Countess of Lennox by Morgan Ring is out in both the UK and US on April 6:

And Margaret Tudor’s great-granddaughter, Arbella Stuart is featured in Jill Armitage’s Arbella Stuart: The Uncrowned Queen which will be out April 15 in the UK. I don’t see a US release date yet, but I’ll update when if I get more info.


Tudor Queens Day at Gainsborough Old Hall to be held on May 13, 2017 – join authors Alison Weir and Nicola Tallis and local historian Marilyn Roberts for talks on the wives of Henry VIII and Lady Jane Grey. (This is another that I’m posting a month early in case tickets sell out!) PDF flyer with more information, including how to get tickets

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 next talk is April 25 on “Plays of persuasion”. Ticket information is at the link.


500 Years of Treasures from Oxford opened at the Washington DC’s Folger Shakespeare Library in February and will run through the end of April.

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