Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for April 2024

After preparing for the arrival of April 2024 for years now, it’s hard to believe it’s actually finally here! (For those of you who might be new here, my job is in astronomy and I’m in Texas, so we’re the bullseye for the total solar eclipse coming up on the 8th.) And as exhausted as I’ve been for the past few months with all of the eclipse prep, I’m still really looking forward to it. (But I’m also ready for it to be over with!)

Now, on to the April round-up!

Books

We have a number of books that have already been released in the UK that will be out in the US this month.

First up is Conor Byrne’s Lady Katherine Grey: A Dynastic Tragedy, which came out last summer in the UK and will be released on April 9 in the US.

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Next is Women’s Lives in the Tudor Era by Amy McElroy, which came out in March in the UK and will be out at the end of April in the US.

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And finally, Kateryn Parr: Henry VIII’s Sixth Queen by Laura Adkins also came out in March in the UK and will be out at the end of April in the US.

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In new books for April, The Waiting Game: The Untold Story of the Women Who Served the Tudor Queens by Nicola Clark will be out on April 25 in the UK, but I don’t have info for a US release yet.

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Events

In just a few days, from when I post this! But if you miss the live talks, follow the link to the YouTube archive.

Dr. J. Stephan Edwards will be giving a talk at the Society of Antiquaries in London entitled Searching for a Portrait of Jane Grey Dudley, England’s ‘Nine-Days Queen’ of 1553 on April 4 at 1:00 p.m. (London time). The talk will be live streamed and archived on the Society’s YouTube channel, where you can also find many past lectures.

Dr. Edwards will give a second talk that day on Queen Jane’s Proclamation of Accession of 1553 and Gendering of the English Monarchy and you can see that talk as a live stream as well. Click on the title for more information!

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending this month!

Holbein at the Tudor Court opened at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 14, 2024.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for March 2024

Sorry this is a little late, I worked three late nights and Saturday the week before last and I just didn’t have the energy to do much last Sunday. We’re in the middle of our typical spring semester busy stretch at work, but this time with the build-up to the coming total solar eclipse tossed on top of it all!

Books

J. Stephan Edwards has revised his earlier work on the portraits of Lady Jane Grey and a new edition of his book is now out with the title Portraits of Lady Jane Grey Dudley, England’s ‘Nine Days Queen’. (Also note two upcoming talks by Dr. Edwards in the “Events” section below!)

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Melita Thomas’ ambitious 1000 Tudor People is due out in print in the UK at the end of March and is available on Kindle in the US.

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And Susan Doran has a new work out, examining the transition from the end of the Tudors into the Stuart Age: From Tudor to Stuart: The Regime Change from Elizabeth I to James I. It will be out at the end of March in the UK and in the summer in the US.

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Events

As mentioned above, Dr. J. Stephan Edwards will be giving a talk at the Society of Antiquaries in London entitled Searching for a Portrait of Jane Grey Dudley, England’s ‘Nine-Days Queen’ of 1553 on April 4 at 1:00 p.m. (London time). The talk will be live streamed and archived on the Society’s YouTube channel, where you can also find many past lectures.

Dr. Edwards will give a second talk that day on Queen Jane’s Proclamation of Accession of 1553 and Gendering of the English Monarchy and you can see that talk as a live stream as well. Click on the title for more information!

Continuing Exhibitions

Holbein at the Tudor Court opened at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 23, 2024.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for February 2024

Hello February! I’m hoping the 2024 version of this month is a lot better than some of the more recent ones (extreme cold snaps, ice/snow storms, and power outages – multiple years, finally getting Covid – last year… etc.)

New Books

A few new Tudor-related books are due out in February and even though I don’t keep up with actually *reading* a lot of Tudor history books these days, I’m looking forward to some of these for even I do get back to history reading.

First up is a new work from Nicola Tallis on the early life of Elizabeth I, which will be released on February 29 in both the UK and the US, under slightly different titles:

Young Elizabeth: Princess, Prisoner, QueenPurchase at Amazon UK

Young Elizabeth: Elizabeth I and Her Perilous Path to the CrownPurchase at Amazon US

Next up is Women’s Lives in the Tudor Era by Any McElroy, which will be out in the UK at the end of February and in April in the US:

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And finally, Kateryn Parr: Henry VIII’s Sixth Queen bu Laura Adkins will also be out at the end of February in the UK and in April in the US:

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Continuing Exhibitions

Holbein at the Tudor Court opened at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 23, 2024.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January 2024

Happy New Year!

I’d love to say that one of my resolutions this year is to work more on this site, but that seems unlikely for at least the first third (or thereabouts) of the year. I’m going to be incredibly busy at work since we have all of the usual spring chaos, but now with a total solar eclipse on top of it. This is the one time that being an astronomy department visiting scholars coordinator and a public outreach coordinator is the perfect storm of TOO MUCH. But I do expect to be able to keep up with the monthly round-ups and the Picture of the Week (with the possible exception of the weekend before the solar eclipse on April 8). Who knows, once that is all finished, maybe I’ll even get back to doing some news posts again one of these days!

Also, it seems that Amazon is going to stop offering the method I use to make links to individual books with cover images, so I might have to investigate some other options or change how I do these posts in the future. It’s also quite likely that all of my old book links will break soon, so that’s fun… I guess I can add it to the list of things that need to be fixed, alongside things that broke when my webhost migrated to new servers last year. Apparently they announced these changes a month ago, but I only just now discovered it when I went to do this month’s post, so I must have missed an email. (Which is weird considering I’m still getting a bunch of their other messages about another feature that they are retiring, even though I’ve never used it.)

Anyway, enough complaining… on to this month’s round-up!

Books

Kind of a light round-up to start 2024, but there are a number of things coming in future months that I’m looking forward to!

I have a couple of books that have already been released in the UK that will be out in the US this month. First up, How to Survive in Tudor England by Toni Mount, which was released in the UK in the fall and will be out at the end of January in the US:

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And the exhibition catalog for Holbein at the Tudor Court will be out on January 12 in the US after an earlier release in the UK:

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Continuing Exhibitions

Holbein at the Tudor Court opened at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 23, 2024.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for December 2023

Welcome to the final month of 2023! When we were suffering through that horrible summer I never thought we’d get to the cooler months of the year.

Books

This month we’ve got a few books that have be previously been released in the UK that will be out this month in the US.

First up is Gareth Russell’s The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of History at Hampton Court, which was released in the UK in the summer and will be out on December 5 in the US:

Next up is The Great Survivor at the Tudor Court: The Life and Times of Lord William Paget (US title) by Alex Anglesey, 8th Marquess of Anglesey, which will be released on December 12 in the US after an October release in the UK.

And one that I missed last month (even though I posted about the exhibit that it’s part of!) is the book Holbein at the Tudor Court, a companion to the exhibition currently on at Buckingham Palace. This one is on my wish list since there’s no way I’ll make it over to see the exhibit itself. It was released in early November in the UK and will be out in January in the US.

And finally, another one that I missed last month that was released at the end of November in both the UK and US, but is still quite seasonally appropriate – Christmas With The Tudors by James Taffe:

That’s it for books in December since I don’t have any new releases for this month on my tracking sheet. (Say it with me…. ‘that probably means I’m missing some books!’)

Continuing Exhibitions

Holbein at the Tudor Court opened at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 23, 2024.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for November 2023

It finally feels like autumn here in central Texas now, which makes me very, very happy. 🙂

Books

One book that I missed a couple of months ago was Crime and Punishment in Tudor England: From Alchemists to Zealots by April Taylor and it is now out in both the UK and US:

And How to Dress Like a Tudor Hardcover by Judith Arnopp is another book that was already out in the UK that may be coming out in November in the US… I have two different dates, but since I don’t have much for November I thought I’d go ahead and post it this month.

Continuing a trend… How to Survive in Tudor England by Toni Mount was released at the end of October in the UK, but I missed it since there wasn’t a release date noted when I was looking it up for last month’s book round-up. It will be out at the end of December in the US.

New Exhibition

Holbein at the Tudor Court opens at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 23, 2024.

About the exhibition from the website:

Explore the art of the image-maker of the Tudor court in this exciting new exhibition.

Hans Holbein was one of the most talented artists of the 16th century.  From his arrival in England in search of work he rose to royal favour, chosen to paint the portraits of Henry VIII, his family and leading figures, among them Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas More. By his death, Holbein’s work was as admired by his contemporaries as it is today. His portraits inspired the next generation of artists in their depictions of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

This exhibition showcases one of the most important surviving collections of his work, and includes drawings, paintings, miniatures and book illustrations. Celebrating Holbein’s artistic skill, it explores the career of the artist and the lives of those who commissioned portraits from him, bringing us face-to-face with some of the most famous people of 16th-century England.

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.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for October 2023

Happy October everyone! It’s officially spooky season!

Starting off this month with a few books that got past me in the past couple of round-ups:

The Forgotten Tudor Royal: Margaret Douglas, Grandmother to King James VI & I by Beverley Adams was released in August in the UK and will be out on October 12 in the US:

And Carol-Ann Johnston’s Jane Seymour: An Illustrated Life was also released in August in the UK will be out in October in the US:

Next up is a book that have already been released in the UK and will be coming out in October in the US:

Hunting the Falcon: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the Marriage That Shook Europe by John Guy and Julia Fox was released last month in the UK and will be out on October 24 in the US:

And now the new October releases!

Another entry in the Queenship and Power series is out this month, Mid-Tudor Queenship and Memory: The Making and Re-making of Lady Jane Grey and Mary I edited by Valerie Schutte and Jessica S. Hower. This is another “academically priced” book, so not for most of us to purchase for our personal collections!

And finally, The Great Survivor at the Tudor Age: The Life and Times of Lord William Paget by Alex Anglesey will be out at the end of October in the UK and will be out at the end of the year in the US with a slightly different title – The Great Survivor at the Tudor Court: The Life and Times of Lord William Paget

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.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for September 2023

Is it autumn yet? Almost! Not that it will actually feel like it here in Texas until late October (probably… if we’re lucky)

Books

We have a few books that were previously released in the UK that will be out in the US in September.

One that I missed a couple of months ago, Inside the Tudor Home: Daily Life in the Sixteenth Century by Bethan Watts, was released in the UK back in July and will be out in the US at the end of the month.

Next up, Children of the House of Cleves: Anna and Her Siblings by Heather R. Darsie, which came out in June in the UK, will be out on September 12 in the US.

Brigitte Webster’s Eating with the Tudors was released in July in the UK and will be out at the end of September in the US:

And in new releases this month:

John Guy and Julia Fox have a joint work Hunting the Falcon: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the Marriage That Shook Europe out in the UK on September 14 and will be released in October in the US.

Kings & Queens: 1200 Years of English and British Monarchs by Iain Dale will also be out on September 14 in the UK and I don’t have a US release date yet, but I’ll keep an eye out!

Peter K. Andersson’s Fool: In Search of Henry VIII’s Closest Man about Will Somer is out on September 19 in both the UK and US. I have a review PDF of this one but I’m pretty sure there is no way I’ll have time to read it until at least winter break… But I’m looking forward to digging into it when I get a chance.

Heirs of Ambition: The Making of the Boleyns by Claire Martin will be out at the end of September in the UK and I don’t have a US release date for this one at the moment either. But I’ll keep it on my tracking spreadsheet and post when I find a US date.

And finally – September is a busy month for book releases! – How to Dress Like a Tudor by Judith Arnopp will be out at the end of September in the UK and the end of November in the US:

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending this month!

The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England is now out on the US west coast and opened at the Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It opened there on June 24 and will close on September 24.

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.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for August 2023

Welcome to August! Can the summer be over now, please? I’m tired of slowly roasting like I’m a rotisserie chicken or something….

Books

We’ve got a few books that were previously released in the UK coming out in the US this month:

First up – Young Queens: Three Renaissance Women and the Price of Power about Catherine de’ Medici, Elisabeth de Valois and Mary, Queen of Scots by Leah Redmond Chang we released in May in the UK and will be out in mid-August in the US:

And Carol Ann Lloyd’s The Tudors By the Numbers, which was released last month in the UK, will be out at the end of August in the US:

And in new releases this month, Gareth Russell’s newest book, The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of History at Hampton Court will be out on August 17 in the UK and at the end of the year in the US (I see a future Christmas present to myself!):

Continuing Exhibitions

The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England is now out on the US west coast and opened at the Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It opened there on June 24 and will close on September 24.

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.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for July 2023

Welcome to the half-way point of 2023! I know I’m always commenting on how fast the year seems to be going by, but it’s particularly noticeable this year – I think because I have two looming deadlines that are approaching and that cannot be moved since laws of physics are involved (for those that don’t know, I’m in astronomy public outreach and we have two solar eclipses coming here in Texas that I need to run events for and I still feel way behind on planning them).

Anyway – here are the new books for July and a few things that I missed last month!

Books

Arthur, Prince of Wales: Henry VIII’s Lost Brother by Gareth Streeter is now out in the US after an earlier release in the UK:

And one that I missed last month that is now out in both the UK and US – The Sweating Sickness Epidemic: Henry VIII’s Great Fear by Stephen Porter (which reinforces my thought that Henry VIII really, really wouldn’t have enjoyed living through the recent unpleasantness).

Next up, Caroline Angus’s Henry VIII’s Children – Legitimate and Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Tudor King, which was released in May in the UK will be out at the end of July in the US:

And The Queen’s Frog Prince: The courtship of Elizabeth I and the Duke of Anjou by David Lee is now out in both the UK and the US:

Next is yet another one I missed last month, The Tudors by Michelle Rosenberg, part of the History Snapshots series and it’s out in both the UK and the US:

Finally to the brand new releases!

Conor Byrne, who released a book on Kathryn Howard a few years back, now as a new book – Lady Katherine Grey: A Dynastic Tragedy coming out on July 13 in the UK and it will be out next year in the US.

And one that I’m really looking forward to – Eating with the Tudors by Brigitte Webster will be out at the end of July in the UK and in the fall in the US. For those of you who don’t know, Brigitte and her husband bought and have been restoring an old Tudor manor house in Norfolk. I’ve been following their research and work on the house and gardens on social media for years now and I’m definitely going to have to visit someday! More info here: https://www.tudorexperience.com/

Continuing Exhibitions

The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England is now out on the US west coast and opened at the Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It opened there on June 24 and will close on September 24.

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.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for June 2023

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).

Books

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:

New Releases

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:

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.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for May 2023

I know I seem to say this every month, but it’s hard to believe how we’re flying through the year. May often means the start of the really hot weather here in Texas (which will continue through to the end of September) but we might get lucky this year and at least also have a wet summer. Which will be good for the gardening projects I’ve started!

Books

First up this month, Tracy Borman’s newest work Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History will be out on May 18 in the UK and the following month in the US. It sounds like an interesting approach to telling the story of two women who have had A LOT written about them over the years!

Next up is Arthur, Prince of Wales: Henry VIII’s Lost Brother by Gareth Streeter, which will be out at the end of May in the UK and the end of July in the US. Nice to see another work on Arthur – for such a relatively short life, he played such a big role in Tudor history (and history in general, come to think of it…)

Henry VIII’s Children – Legitimate and Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Tudor King by Caroline Angus is also due out at the end of the month in the UK and the end of July in the US:

And finally, Henry VIII: A History of his Most Important Places and Events by Andrew Beattie is also out at the end of May in the UK but is due at the end of June in the US:

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.

Wrapping up this month:

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 February 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.

Book Tour: Fascinating characters in the story of ‘I am Henry’

Fascinating characters in the story of ‘I am Henry’

Part of a blog series about ‘I am Henry,’ the new novel and award-winning short film of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, by Jan Hendrik Verstaten & Massimo Barbato.

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are the two main characters in the book. Catherine of Aragon and her first living son Henry, the Duke of Cornwall, who tragically died within two months of his birth, also contribute to the story in an important way. These four characters each tell part of the story in their own voice and from their perspective, with Henry and Anne being the most consequential and frequent ones.

There are a lot of other characters that appear in the book. Who are they?

The other wives of Henry VIII

From the four other wives of Henry VIII Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleves are only mentioned briefly in the book. Jane Seymour and Catherine Howard both make a short but memorable appearance and share their opinion on their former husband and king. Jane Seymour, Henry’s third wife who gave him a son and an heir, does this in a soft spoken but unmistakable way.

Catherine Howard does not hide her passionate temperament and just like Henry’s other ex-wives, does not shy away from handing out the truth as she sees it.

Other family members from Henry VIII

Henry’s parents, Elizabeth of York and Henry VII, appear early in the book. Together they were the founders of the Tudor dynasty and both were equally zealous and dedicated to the Tudor cause. Henry’s father speaks in an earnest and loving way to his son.

A more surprising encounter takes place with Henry’s brother Arthur, the Prince of Wales who was destined to be the king. Henry VIII was always thought of as the spare, but due to Arthur’s untimely death Henry’s fate changes dramatically.
From Henry’s children it is Elizabeth I who in the end, just as in history itself, concludes the story.

Two remarkable visitors for Anne

George Boleyn, Anne’s bright elder brother visits her. His fate was very much dependent on his sister’s. Early on, when she had to decide what kind of relationship to have with the king, his advice played a deciding factor. Later, he was accused of incest with Anne and of conspiracy to kill the king.
Anne’s first love, Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland, also comes to see Anne. They kept their love a secret. When it became public knowledge, their love was forbidden, and the two were separated.

Other figures of importance from Henry’s life

Several religious figures, but also friends and members of his privy chamber, show up in the book. Their identities are occasionally disguised at first only to be revealed later,as the plot unfolds. With them, historical events are brought back to life. Like the Carthusian monks who were publicly executed during the dissolution of the monasteries.

The Vice-Admiral of the warship Mary Rose George Carew shares with Henry and re-lives the fateful sinking of the ship.

Others like Henry’s closest friend and ally Charles Brandon who later became his brother-in-law after he married Henry’s sister Mary Tudor, are briefly present, as is his chief minister Thomas Cromwell.

‘I am Henry’ is an innovative retelling of the story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Due for release in paperback and e-book format by MadeGlobal Publishing, in April 2023.


Click on the cover for ordering information:

For more information about the novel and the short film go to linktr.ee/iamhenryfilmandnovel

Upcoming book tour for ‘I am Henry’

I’m happy to be hosting a stop on the book tour for I am Henry coming up next week! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to participate in something like this, but as I strive to achieve more work/life balance I’m trying to make more time to get back to my old interests and hobbies.

Here’s the full schedule:

April 17: The Anne Boleyn Files

April 18: History… The Interesting Bits!

April 19: English Historical Fiction Authors

April 20: TudorHistory.org Blog (here!)

April 21: The Tudor Society

April 22: Book Launch Day!

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!

Books

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.

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.)

Books

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:

New(ish) Exhibition

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.

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.

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!

Books

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.

Exhibitions

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!)

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.

Books

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:

Events

Peterborough Cathedral‘s annual Katharine of Aragon Festival for 2023 will be held on January 27-29 this year.

Continuing Exhibitions

Closing this month!

The Tudors: 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.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for December 2022

Here we are at the final month of 2022. Pretty light round-up this month, but I see some good stuff on the book horizon for 2023!

Books

Blood, Fire and Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici by Estelle Paranque had a UK release back in the summer and will be out in early December in the US:

Next up – Sarah Gristwood’s newest Tudor work, which was released last year in the UK with the title The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty will be out in mid-December in the US with the title The Tudors in Love: Passion and Politics in the Age of England’s Most Famous Dynasty:

And Natalie Grueninger’s The Final Year of Anne Boleyn came out in November in the UK and will be out in December in the US. I originally had January 2023 for the US release, but it looks like it will be out earlier – and just in time for Christmas!

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.

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 Tudors: 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 and is included with admission to the castle.