Upcoming Books, Events, and Exhibitions for January 2020

Books

We’ve got a couple of books that came out last year in the UK that will be out in the US to start the new year:

First is Melita Thomas’ The House of Grey: Friends & Foes of Kings which came out last fall in the UK.

Next is the second edition of Tudor Folk Tales by Dave Tonge that will be out in paperback in the US.

And a few new releases at the end of January:

First is an academic work by Alexander Samson Mary and Philip: The Marriage of Tudor England and Habsburg Spain

And second is Sir Francis Bryan: Henry VIII’s Most Notorious Ambassador by Sarah-Beth Watkins:

Events

The annual Katharine of Aragon Festival will be held at Peterborough Cathedral from January 23 – 26, 2020. This year’s program features, among other things, a talk by Melita Thomas and evening of music, drama, and dance from Spain.

Continuing Exhibition

The Bacton Altar Cloth at Hampton Court Palace – See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I and the iconic Rainbow Portrait, this autumn at Hampton Court Palace. The cloth will be on display from October 12, 2019 through February 23, 2020.

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The ruins of Castle Acre Priory viewed from Priory Lane. Photo May 2015.

This was on the short walk between the place I stayed in the village and the ruins of the priory.

(BTW – I’m moving the Pictures of the Week to the weekend for the time being since that’s when I actually have more time these days!)

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Dining and kitchen area at the Shakespeare Birthplace. Photo May 2015

As much as I love looking at the kitchens in the old castles and houses when I travel, today (Thanksgiving in the US) is definitely a day I appreciate modern kitchen appliances!

Upcoming Books, Events, and Exhibitions for November 2019

This is a little late because I’ve been really, really busy and then I got really, really sick (still am, actually). This is one of those times that I’m pretty sure that correlation equals causation!

Books

Michael Hicks’ Richard III: The Self-Made King came out last month in the UK and will be out near the end of November in the US.

In new book releases this month, Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies by Hayley Nolan was released on November 1 in the UK and will be out on December 1 in the US.

And one I’m very much looking forward to – The Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort is out on November 7 in the UK and will be out in the US in 2020.

Continuing Exhibition

The Bacton Altar Cloth at Hampton Court Palace – See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I and the iconic Rainbow Portrait, this autumn at Hampton Court Palace. The cloth will be on display from October 12, 2019 through February 23, 2020.

The Many Faces of Tudor England opened at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth (England) on March 18 and will run through the of the year. Admission to the exhibit is including with the admission to the museum.

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Reproduction clothing of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York at Oxburgh Hall. Photo May 2015.

In honor of the anniversary of Henry VII’s coronation today! Henry VII and Elizabeth of York visited Oxburgh in the late 1490s and these reproduction outfits were on display on the upper floor of the Hall when I visited.

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The town of Blakeney, England, viewed from the Norfolk Coast Path. Photo May 2015

As I mentioned back in Picture of the Week #427, this town has long been an interest of mine because of possible ties to my mother’s family, so it was a thrill to get a chance to visit in person. Blakeney was an important seaport from medieval times until about 20th century when it silted over too much to be commercially useful. It’s a nice seaside holiday town now though!

Upcoming Books, Events, and Exhibitions for October 2019

Books

A few books that have already been released in the UK will be out on October 1 in the US. First up is The Flower of All Cities – The History of London from Earliest Times to the Great Fire by Robert Wynn Jones:

And the second is Lovell our Dogge: The Life of Viscount Lovell, Closest Friend of Richard III and Failed Regicide by Michele Schindler:

And one book I missed earlier this summer was The Culture of Castles in Tudor England and Wales by Audrey M. Thorstad, released back in June in the UK and was released on September 20 in the US:

In new books out this month – Michael Hicks has an upcoming biography Richard III: The Self-Made King that will be released on October 22 in the UK and about a month later in the US:

Upcoming Exhibit

The Bacton Altar Cloth at Hampton Court Palace – See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I and the iconic Rainbow Portrait, this autumn at Hampton Court Palace. The cloth will be on display from October 12, 2019 through February 23, 2020.

Continuing Exhibition

The Many Faces of Tudor England opened at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth (England) on March 18 and will run through the of the year. Admission to the exhibit is including with the admission to the museum.

Upcoming Events

Heather Teysko of The Renaissance English History Podcast is launching Tudorcon2019 and I hope it will be the first of many! (Especially since I can’t make it up there this year.) Click the link above for more information on speakers, events, and how to purchase tickets.

The next BBC History Magazine’s History Weekends will be in Chester on October 25-27 and then in Winchester on November 1-3.

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Looking towards the Mary Arden Inn from the Arden Farmhouse. Photo May 2015.

I stayed at the Mary Arden Inn for a couple of nights on my last trip to the UK and it’s a nice spot to stay to explore Stratford and other Shakespeare Birthplace Trust properties. It’s right across the street from Mary Arden’s Farm – which I didn’t initially realize when I booked the room – and also a short walk to the train station to go into Stratford.