Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for August 2022

Books

One that I missed from a couple of months back – another book in the “Queenship and Power” series came out, this time focusing on Mary I, Writing Mary I: History, Historiography, and Fiction edited by Valerie Schutte and Jessica S. Hower. This is academically priced so it’s probably one to look for the in the library.

And Sarah-Beth Watkins’ latest work focuses on a figure that I haven’t seen too much about – Arthur Plantagenet: Henry VIII’s Illegitimate Uncle. It came out at the end of July and will be out in the fall in the US:

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending in August – The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics is now on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The exhibition opened on May 21, 2022 and runs through August 29, 2022. The exhibit will display, for the first time in 20 years, the Westminster Tournament Roll that features John Blanke (read more in this article from The Guardian).

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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Window at Framlingham Castle. Photo May 2015.

Even though I just used a Framlingham Castle photo in early June, I had to use one this week since it’s the anniversary of Mary I asserting her claim to the throne and ending Jane Grey’s 9-day reign. I think there is some debate about the effectiveness of the castle’s defenses (at least by the mid-16th century), but this narrow, deep-set window shows that it seems to have some defensive strengths.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for June 2022

Sorry this is a little late this month! As I mentioned on the Picture of the Week post, last weekend I was finishing up moving across town and then I was pretty exhausted (pro tip – don’t move in 100°F heat) but had to go back to work right away since our summer research programs started on Wednesday. Not a very restful start to the summer around here!

Books

Elizabeth I’s Final Years: Her Favourites and Her Fighting Men by Robert Stedall got past me with its UK release last month, has a US release at the end of this month (or early in July… I have two different dates, but I decided to go ahead and post it now):

Next up, Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship by Linda Collins and Siobhan Clarke will be out in the middle of the month in the UK and on Kindle in the US (I didn’t see a release date for a US dead-tree version, but will update if I find one):

And finally, Estelle Paranque’s latest work, Blood, Fire and Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici will be out at the end of the month in the UK and later this year in the US:

Continuing Exhibitions

The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics is now on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The exhibition opened on May 21, 2022 and runs through August 29, 2022. The exhibit will display, for the first time in 20 years, the Westminster Tournament Roll that features John Blanke (read more in this article from The Guardian).

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.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for May 2022

Hello May! I know a lot of you are ready for the warmer weather May will start to bring, but I’m not quite ready for it myself. My month of May is going to be so busy and I don’t like instantly being drenched in sweat every time I go outside. 😛

Books

As I expected, there was at least one book from previous months that I missed (I’m sure there are many more…) Elizabethan Secret Agent: The Untold Story of William Ashby (1536-1593) by Timothy Ashby was released at the end of March:

And Amy Licence’s Tudor Roses: From Margaret Beaufort to Elizabeth I will be released in mid-May in the US after a release earlier in the year in the UK:

New Exhibitions

If you miss The Tudor: Passion, Power, and Politics at the Holburne Museum, you will have a chance to catch it next at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The exhibition will open on May 21, 2022 and run through August 29, 2022. The exhibit will display, for the first time in 20 years, the Westminster Tournament Roll that features John Blanke (read more in this article from The Guardian).

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending soon: The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics opened at The Holburne Museum in Bath at the end of January and will run through May 8.

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 run through November and is included with admission to the castle.

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Garden center at Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk. Photo May 2015.

This is another view of the garden that I showed in Picture of the Week #608. I said then that if I had a house with a yard, I would do something like that and… well… I’m about to move back into a house with a yard. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to started until next fall/winter (summer is too hot in Texas for a lot of landscaping!) but I’m definitely planning to get some gardens going!

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for April 2022

Not a huge round-up this month! Which means I really don’t have much of an excuse for falling behind on posting this.

Books

No new book releases this month, which means – say it with me! – I probably missed some things. But I do have a couple of updates on books that I’ve mentioned previously.

Clare Hunter’s Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power that I mentioned last month is available for order in the US now too, so here are updated links to the UK and US Amazon stores:

And The Tudor Sheriff by Jonathan McGovern is now out in the US after being released back in January in the UK.

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 run through November and is included with admission to the castle.

The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics opened at The Holburne Museum in Bath at the end of January and will run through May 8.