Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for November 2022

And, just like that, another month has blown by! You would think with all those physics classes that I took I would have a better feeling for how time works…

Books

As usual, let’s start with the books that have already been released that I missed in previous round-ups! (And there are quite a few this time.)

Paul Kendall’s Queen Elizabeth I: Life and Legacy of the Virgin Queen came out in the UK at the end of September and was released at the end of October in the US:

Next up, Tudor England: A History by Lucy Wooding was released in late October in the UK and will be out at the beginning of 2023 in the US:

And the catalogue for the The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England exhibition at The Met in New York is now available on Amazon:

Finally, The Boleyns: From the Tudors to the Windsors by Amanda Harvey Purse was released in mid-October in the UK and will be out in February in the US:

And now for the upcoming November releases!

All the Queen’s Jewels, 1445–1548: Power, Majesty and Display by Nicola Tallis is due out at the end of the month in both the UK and the US. This is one I’m really looking forward to and will probably actually buy physical copy of (in paperback though, looking at the hardcover prices!):

And Natalie Grueninger’s latest Tudor work The Final Year of Anne Boleyn is also out at the end of the month in the UK but will be out in January 2023 in the US:

Continuing Exhibitions

The Tudor: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on October 10, 2022 and will run through January 8, 2023.

Ending this month:

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 9 and is included with admission to the castle.

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Graveyard at St Michael’s, Framlingham. Photo May 2015.

Once again I tried to find something kind of Halloween-ish this year, but since I’ve never been to Britain in the fall (someday!!), I’ll have to make do with trees that have autumnal-colored new growth instead.

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St. Nicholas Church, Blakeney, Norfolk, England. Photo May 2015.

This is the west tower of the church – I’ll eventually post a photo that also shows the eastern tower, which may have been used as a beacon. The church is up on a hill and it easily visible from the beach, so it’s likely this tower and/or the eastern tower were used a navigation points when the town was a very active seaport from medieval times up to the 20th century.

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Reconstruction of Richard III at the Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester, England. Photo May 2015.

I could have sworn that I had already used this photo but apparently I hadn’t so I thought I would post it today for Richard’s birthday.

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…)

Books

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.

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Royal Standard above the Round Tower at Windsor Castle. Photo May 2015.

I was trying to think of a good picture to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II this past Thursday and chose another view of the Royal Standard at Windsor Castle, since both of the times I visited the castle she was in residence.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for September 2022

Welcome September! Even though it is often still quite hot here in Texas in September, there is at least the possibility that it will start to feel like fall by the end of the month. And after a pretty brutal summer (still not as bad as 2011 though) I’m really ready for the fall. Oh, who are we kidding… I’m ALWAYS ready for fall!

Books

One that I missed from August – Interpreting the Death of Edward VI: The Life and Mysterious Demise of the Last Tudor King by Kyra Kramer (who has previously written about the health of Henry VIII) came out at the end of August in the UK and will be out in the fall in the US.

And a book that I mentioned in the last round-up has been moved up to September for a US release – Arthur Plantagenet: Henry VIII’s Illegitimate Uncle by Sarah-Beth Watkins.

And in new releases, Emma J. Wells Heaven on Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World’s Greatest Cathedrals will be released at the beginning of the month in the UK. I don’t have a US release date yet, but I’ll update the post (or add it in a future round-up) once I find out more. I hope it does come out soon in the US because I’d really like to buy this book and I don’t want to pay the postage to order from the UK! (Updated to add – the US release date ended up being at the end of September)

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.

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Village of Collyweston in Northamptonshire, England. Photo May 2015.

Something a little different this week – an evening view of the village and landscape out of the window of my room at The Collyweston Slater (highly recommended place to eat, drink, and/or stay if you’re in the area!). Collyweston was the site of the grand house of Margaret Beaufort, although little of it remains today. Unfortunately I didn’t really have time to explore the area but since the village was in a convenient place along the route I was driving I couldn’t resist at least staying the night there. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to get back there and explore the area a bit more.

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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo May 2015.

Since we’re in the grasp of an even-more-atrocious-than-normal Texas summer and all of our lawns are brown and crunchy, I needed to see some green! This shot of the cottage is a really hard one to get without a lot of tourists in the way, so here’s where I’ll confess to Photoshopping a couple of people out of it. Content-aware-fill FTW!