Welcome June and summertime (or winter, depending on your hemisphere)! Hopefully something in here strikes your fancy for summer beach reading (or cozy winter fireside reading).
One book that I missed for last month’s round-up was Young Queens: Three Renaissance Women and the Price of Power by Leah Redmond Chang, featuring Catherine de Medici, Elisabeth de Valois and Mary, Queen of Scots. It was released on May 11 in the UK and will be out in August in the US:
Next up, Edward VI: Henry VIII’s Overshadowed Son by Stephanie Kline came out in late April in the UK and will be out in late June in the US:
And Tracy Borman’s Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History, which came out in May in the UK is out on June 20 in the US:
Finally, for the previously-released books, Henry VIII: A History of his Most Important Places and Events by Andrew Beattie was released at the end of May in the UK and will be out at the end of June in the US:
Children of the House of Cleves: Anna and Her Siblings by Heather R. Darsie will be out in mid-June in the UK and in September in the US. Always nice to see more work on Anne of Cleves and her family!
Next up, The Tudors by Numbers: The Stories and Statistics Behind England’s Most Infamous Royal Dynasty by Carol Ann Lloyd will be out at the end of June in the UK and the end of August in the US.
And finally, The Queen’s Frog Prince: The Courtship of Elizabeth I and the Duke of Anjou by David Lee will be out at the end of June in the UK and on July 1 in the US:
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.