Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for August 2022


One that I missed from a couple of months back – another book in the “Queenship and Power” series came out, this time focusing on Mary I, Writing Mary I: History, Historiography, and Fiction edited by Valerie Schutte and Jessica S. Hower. This is academically priced so it’s probably one to look for the in the library.

And Sarah-Beth Watkins’ latest work focuses on a figure that I haven’t seen too much about – Arthur Plantagenet: Henry VIII’s Illegitimate Uncle. It came out at the end of July and will be out in the fall in the US:

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending in August – The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics is now on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The exhibition opened on May 21, 2022 and runs 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).

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 runs through November and is included with admission to the castle.

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