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.

Picture of the Week #774

The Norman Keep and the Elizabethan Gardens of Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.

I’m once again reminded how relatively young my nation is when I realized that the time between the construction of the keep and the time the original Elizabethan gardens were built by Robert Dudley is 200 years longer than the United States has existed.

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.

Picture of the Week #770

The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds. Photo May 2015.

The Norman Tower is next to the entrance to St Edmundsbury Cathedral and just down the street from St. Mary’s Church, the re-burial place of Mary Tudor Brandon, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk. This is one of the few remaining intact structures of the old Abbey of Bury St Edmunds.

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.