Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for October 2022

Happy October! We still haven’t gotten our first big cold front of the season here in Texas yet, but at least the worst of the heat is over for the year! (I hope… this is Texas after all…)


Another for the “remember to check out from the library” list – The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women’s Writing in English, 1540-1700 edited by Elizabeth Scott-Bauman, Danielle Clarke, and Sarah C. E. Ross will be out in mid-October in the UK and in December in the US. Since it’s an academic work, it’s very pricey, but it looks really interesting!

And another academic work from the summer that I missed is another work in the Queenship and Power series: Tudor and Stuart Consorts: Power, Influence, and Dynasty edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J. L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and, Elena Woodacre was released back in July in both the UK and the US:

And yet another book that I missed from the summer, Imprisoning Mary Queen of Scots: The Men Who Kept the Stuart Queen by Mickey Mayhew was released at the end of August in the UK and a couple of weeks ago in the US:

And finally, although it’s a little early to start thinking about Christmas, you can get a head start with ‘Twas The Night Before Tudor Christmas written by Laura Loney and illustrated by Kathryn Holeman. The book contains activities, games, ideas and recipes in addition to the story told through poetry.

New Exhibitions

The Tudor: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England will open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on October 10, 2022 and will run through January 8, 2023. I might have to order the exhibition catalogue for this one!

Continuing Exhibitions

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.

One Comment:

  1. Per the Tudor and Stuart Consorts book – the most interesting and new material focuses on Philip of Spain and George of Denmark, who both held the novel position of foreign male consorts to English regnant queens. Of the Tudor queens, I think the assessments of Jane Seymour, Katherine Howard and Anne of Cleves feature the most new information and analysis (again, mostly relative to their functioning as consorts).

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