Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for June 2017


Just one new release this month, Elizabeth of York and Her Six Daughters-in-Law: Fashioning Tudor Queenship, 1485-1547 by Retha Warnike, another volume of the Queenship and Power series. As you may guess from the cost, this is one of the ‘academically priced’ volumes. It will be out June 24 in the UK and in July in the US.


The last of the Power and Performance at Hampton Court Palace events is coming on June 8: Encounters with the Tudors: behind-the-scenes. Ticket information is at the link.

On June 30 is The real Wolfhall – A celebration of its revival and Royal Tudor history at the actual Wolfhall manor house. Click here for more information on the event and how to purchase tickets.

Exhibitions and Displays

Opening on June 7 and running through October 29, 2017 at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire is Power & Portraiture: painting at the court of Elizabeth I. From the website:

A special display exploring how Elizabeth I and her courtiers used portraits to fashion their public image and promote themselves in a glamorous, dangerous world.

Two spectacular panel paintings by Nicholas Hilliard will be accompanied by loans from the Royal Collection and National Portrait Gallery. Visitors will learn about the scientific and scholarly detective work that has led to this important discovery and will be able to compare it with the famous ‘Phoenix’ portrait of Elizabeth I.

Images of the queen will be flanked by those of her charismatic suitor, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, her ambassador to France, Sir Amias Paulet and the doomed nobleman, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk.

And in conjunction with London Art Week, the Weiss Gallery will run a special exhibition Courting Favour: From Elizabeth I to James I from June 26 through July 14, 2017. A little more about the exhibition:

The centerpiece of the show will be a beautiful portrayal of the youthful Queen Elizabeth I, a bust-length version of the magnificent ‘Hampden’ fulllength, currently on loan to Tate Britain. Displayed either side of the Queen will be portraits of her two great favourites Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.

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