Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for May 2022

Hello May! I know a lot of you are ready for the warmer weather May will start to bring, but I’m not quite ready for it myself. My month of May is going to be so busy and I don’t like instantly being drenched in sweat every time I go outside. 😛


As I expected, there was at least one book from previous months that I missed (I’m sure there are many more…) Elizabethan Secret Agent: The Untold Story of William Ashby (1536-1593) by Timothy Ashby was released at the end of March:

And Amy Licence’s Tudor Roses: From Margaret Beaufort to Elizabeth I will be released in mid-May in the US after a release earlier in the year in the UK:

New Exhibitions

If you missed The Tudor: Passion, Power, and Politics at the Holburne Museum, you will have a chance to catch it next at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The exhibition will open on May 21, 2022 and run through August 29, 2022. The exhibit will display, for the first time in 20 years, the Westminster Tournament Roll that features John Blanke (read more in this article from The Guardian).

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending soon: The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics opened at The Holburne Museum in Bath at the end of January and will run through May 8.

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s first recorded appearance at Court, her childhood home of Hever Castle is putting on the exhibition Becoming Anne: Connections, Culture, Court. The exhibition opened on March 4 and run through November and is included with admission to the castle.

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