Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for September 2017

Yay September! We’re starting into my favorite time of year!


Although I posted about it a couple of months ago, it appears that Elizabeth of York and Her Six Daughters-in-Law: Fashioning Tudor Queenship, 1485-1547 by Retha Warnicke has been delayed until September 26, so I’m posting it again.

Another update – Colouring History: The Tudors by Natalie Grueninger and Kathryn Holeman is still listed with an October 1 release date in the US, but I’ve already received my pre-order copy so if you order it now you might get it before October 1.

Next up – Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court by Eleri Lynn was released last month in the UK and is due out on September 12 in the US.

In new books out this month, The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary by Melita Thomas will be out in mid-September in the UK and next year in the US. Assuming I answered my email in time, keep an eye out at this site for a stop on the blog tour for this book!

And Chris Skidmore’s newest work, Richard III: Brother, Protector, King will be out in the UK on September 21 and is due out next year in the US with the title Richard III: England’s Most Controversial King.


Here’s another one that I’m going to post a month earlier in case tickets sell out: The Mary Rose Trust Anniversary Lectures – Celebrating 35 years since the raising of the Mary Rose. More details will be posted at the website and I’ll probably have another separate post about it when the press releases go out.

Continuing Exhibitions and Displays

The Encounter – Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt opened at the National Portrait Gallery, London on July 12 and runs through October 22. Tickets can be booked at the gallery’s website linked above. More about the exhibition:

The creative encounter between individual artists and sitters is explored in this major exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire is Power & Portraiture: painting at the court of Elizabeth I opened on June 7 and will run through October 29, 2017 at From the website:

A special display exploring how Elizabeth I and her courtiers used portraits to fashion their public image and promote themselves in a glamorous, dangerous world.

Two spectacular panel paintings by Nicholas Hilliard will be accompanied by loans from the Royal Collection and National Portrait Gallery. Visitors will learn about the scientific and scholarly detective work that has led to this important discovery and will be able to compare it with the famous ‘Phoenix’ portrait of Elizabeth I.

Images of the queen will be flanked by those of her charismatic suitor, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, her ambassador to France, Sir Amias Paulet and the doomed nobleman, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk.

Reformation – Shattered World, New Beginnings opened on June 26 and runs through December 15 at the Senate House Library at the University of London. You can download a digital copy of the exhibition catalogue for free at the website (something I like to see more of for those of us who can’t make it to a lot of these events and don’t want to pay for the expensive shipping to the US!).


  1. Lara, Just an FYI — I’m in the USA and got my Tudor Fashion book last month! (It was my anniversary present!)

  2. Good to know! After I got my copy of “Colouring History: The Tudors” a month early, I’m beginning to think that a publication date is more of a guideline than a rule. 🙂

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