Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for April 2023

Happy Spring for my northern hemisphere readers and happy Autumn for our friends in the southern hemisphere!


Quite a few books this month, including some that I expected in May in the US, but now they are coming out in April instead.

Tudor Children by Nicholas Orme was released in February in the UK and will be out on April 11 in the US:

The latest Tudor book from Amy Licence, The Sixteenth Century in 100 Women will be out in early April in the US and was released in March in the UK:

And The Marriage Bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, edited by Peter N. Lindfield has already been released in the UK and will be out on April 20 in the US. This is a collection of articles on the research into the bed, which was rediscovered in 2010.

The US release of Shakespeare’s Book: The Story Behind the First Folio and the Making of Shakespeare by Chris Laoutaris will be April 25, two days after the probable date of the Bard’s birth (and definitely the date of his death). It was released in the UK in March with the title Shakespeare’s Book: The Intertwined Lives Behind the First Folio.

And finally, Edward VI: Henry VIII’s Overshadowed Son by Stephanie Kline will be out at the end of April in the UK and will be out in the US in the summer.

Continuing Exhibitions

Hever Castle has a new exhibition that debuted when it reopened for the year on February 8 – Catherine & Anne: Queens, Rivals, Mothers. Admission to the exhibition is included with tickets to the castle. There is also a companion book available which can also be purchased from the online shop.

The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England which was recently on display in New York has now moved to the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio. It opened on Februrary 26 and will run through May 14. If the exhibition continues to tour, I hope it makes its way down to Texas now that I finally have a reliable car to drive to Houston or Dallas if it goes to one of those cities.

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