Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for March 2022

Welcome to March! Even though we managed to make it through winter without any power outages this year, we still had a few annoying mini winter storms so I’m ready to welcome spring and all the lovely wildflowers we get here in Texas.

Books

A couple of UK releases from February will be released in March in the US.

First up is Cecily Bonville-Grey – Marchioness of Dorset by Sarah J. Hodder that was released just last week in the UK and will be out on March 1 in the US:

And House of Tudor: A Grisly History by Mickey Mayhew was just released in the UK and will be out at the end of March in the US. (I originally had a May US release date, but now I’m seeing March for the paperback.)

And in new releases…

This one really caught my eye – I’ve been doing needlework for over 30 years and I’ve dabbled in doing some historical needlework (primarily blackwork) but I’ve only recently gotten interested in the wider history of needlework and textiles. So when I saw this upcoming release from Clare Hunter, Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power I was intrigued! It is due out on March 17 in the UK, but I don’t have info on a US release yet. I’ll update it when I find out more.

And The House of Dudley: A New History of Tudor England by Joanne Paul is due out at the end of March in the UK and I also don’t have info on a US release for this book, but I’ll keep an eye out!

New 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 will open on March 4 and run through November and is included with admission to the castle.

Continuing Exhibitions

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

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Ruins of stairs at Framlingham Castle. Photo May 2015.

I’m not exactly sure what part of the castle this is the ruins of. It was outside the walls and on the way to the beginning of the path around the Mere, but other than that, I’m not sure architecturally what this section was (and the guidebook didn’t have quite enough detail for me to figure it out).

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for February 2022

Books

A couple of books that were released at the end of 2021 in the UK will come out near the end of February in the US.

First up, Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy by Tracy Borman:

And Richard Mackinder’s Bosworth: The Archaeology of the Battlefield will be released on the 24th:

And we’ve got a few new releases this month as well! It looks like things are maybe finally starting to get back on track.

Amy Licence’s latest book Tudor Roses: From Margaret Beaufort to Elizabeth I will be out in mid-February in the UK and later in the spring in the US:

And next is Cecily Bonville-Grey – Marchioness of Dorset by Sarah J. Hodder. I’m not sure there has been much written about Cecily so this is good to see! It will be out near the end of February in the UK and in early March in the US.

And finally, House of Tudor: A Grisly History by Mickey Mayhew will be out on February 28 in the UK and in May in the US.

New Exhibitions

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

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending this month!

The British Library‘s new exhibition on Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots opened on October 8 and will run through February 20, 2022. You can book tickets at the website linked above.

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January 2022

Happy New Year! I know a lot of people are saying “wow – 2021 went by fast” and somedays I’ve felt that too. But on the other hand, at times it felt like it lasted a decade (especially one particular week in February for us here in Texas). Here’s hoping for a good 2022 – I think we all deserve a break at this point!

Books

A few things from last year were released in the new year here in the US, including both of the “Book of Days” books from Tudor Times:

And I originally had Phillipa Vincent Connolly’s Disability and the Tudors: All the King’s Fools out in the US in February, but it looks like both the hardcover and Kindle editions are available now in both the UK and US:

I also had mentioned Bosworth: The Archaeology of the Battlefield by Richard Mackinder as out back in November in the UK, but I think it might have been delayed (as soooo many things have been of late) and it is now due out at the end of January in the UK and on Kindle in the US. The US hardcover edition is due out at the end of February.

Finally, in new releases, an academic work (i.e. very expensive) titled The Tudor Sheriff: A Study in Early Modern Administration by Jonathan McGovern is due out on January 21 2022 in the UK and on March 1 in the US.

Events

Peterborough Cathedral‘s annual Katharine of Aragon Festival for 2022 will be held on January 27-30 this year.

Continuing Exhibitions

Ending soon!

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California is holding an exhibition titled Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance that opened on October 19, 2021 and will run through January 9, 2022.

The British Library‘s new exhibition on Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots opened on October 8 and will run through February 2022. You can book tickets at the website linked above.

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Stained glass window in Norwich Cathedral. Photo May 2015.

When I was looking for a photo of stained glass to use today, this one jumped out at me since I liked the decoration around the edges. And then when I looked at the details, I realized it’s perfect for the lead-up to Christmas since it shows (from bottom to top): The Annunciation, Joseph and the the Angel, The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, and the Adoration of the Magi.