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!
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/
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.