Along the walls of Framlingham Castle. Photo May 2015.
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Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for March 2023
Yes, a little late again this month because the not-serious-but-annoying health issues have continued except this time it WAS Covid, but thankfully a mild-ish case. (Probably due to the fact that I had a booster a little less than three months ago.)
One release that I missed last month was Courting Scandal: The Rise and Fall of Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford by James Taffe, which came out in early February in both the UK and US:
Joanne Paul’s The House of Dudley: A New History of Tudor England, which came out a year ago in the UK, is now finally out in the US on March 7.
Next up, Roland Hui’s Anne Boleyn – An Illustrated Life of Henry VIII’s Queen came out in late February in the UK and will be out in March in the US:
Nicholas Orme’s Tudor Children was also released in the late February in the UK and will be out in April the US. I’m always happy to see more work on topics like this!
2023 is the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more books about it coming but this is the first one I’ve come across – Shakespeare’s Book: The Intertwined Lives Behind the First Folio by Chris Laoutaris, which will be out on March 30 in the UK. It will be released in the US in April with the slightly different title Shakespeare’s Book: The Story Behind the First Folio and the Making of Shakespeare
And finally, Amy Licence’s newest work The Sixteenth Century in 100 Women will be out in the UK at the end of March and in May in the US:
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.
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. (I just wish international shipping from the UK hadn’t gotten so ridiculously expensive!)
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Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for February 2023
Sorry this is a little late this month – things have been a bit of a mess the past few weeks including some non-serious but quite annoying health issues (thankfully not Covid) and a lovely little ice storm. The upshot though is my newly-found confidence using a pole saw to deal with all of the downed tree branches!
There are a couple of books that have previously come out in the UK that are out in the US this month:
The Boleyns: From the Tudors to the Windsors by Amanda Harvey Purse came out last fall in the UK and is out in mid-February in the US:
And Amy McElroy’sEducating the Tudors came out last month in the UK and will also be released in mid-February in the US:
And it looks like Elizabethan Rebellions: Conspiracy, Intrigue, and Treason by Helene Harrison is now out in the US too. I originally had it down as coming out in early spring, but it looks like it was released back in January at the same time as the UK release.
Hever Castle will feature a new exhibition when it reopens 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, including from the online shop. (I just wish international shipping from the UK hadn’t gotten so ridiculously expensive!)
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Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January 2023
Happy New Year everyone! I’ll join in with everyone else saying “Huh? How are we in another year again?” Although I’ve at least gotten past the “it feels like it’s perpetually March 2020” thing that was the case until sometime into the latter part of 2021.
We have a few things that came out in 2022 in the UK that will be out in January in the US.
First is Tudor England: A History by Lucy Wooding, which came out in October in the UK and will be out on January 3 in the US:
And The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women’s Writing in English, 1540-1700, edited by Elizabeth Scott-Bauman, Danielle Clarke, Sarah C. E. Ross also came out in October in the UK and will be out in mid-January in the US:
And one I missed from last month, The Marriage Bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, edited by Peter N. Lindfield came out in the UK on December 15 and will be out in May in the US. This is a collection of articles on the research into the bed, which was rediscovered in 2010.
And in new books for 2023…
Educating the Tudors by Amy McElroy will be out at the end of January in the UK and will be out later in the spring in the US. Nice to see a book dedicated to this topic that I can refer people to when I start to get those school project questions!
And also out in the UK at the end of the month is Helene Harrison’s Elizabethan Rebellions: Conspiracy, Intrigue, and Treason, which will also be out in the spring in the US: