Richard of Cornwall biography

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Darren Baker’s Richard of Cornwall biography has been released in Britain, but North American Book vendors are reporing a revised release date of 15...

Walter Mauny biography

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Amberley Publishing has released the first ever biography of Walter Mauny, an important knight and a key figure in the reign of Edward III. Mauny is...

Richard III exhibition in London

Monday, 29 August 2022

The Wallace Collection, at Manchester Square in London, opens its Richard III exhibition next week on 7 September. The webpage for the exhibition says...

Michael Wood's new Dark Ages

Sunday, 31 July 2022

BBC Book is publishing this week a competely revised and re-written version of ‘In Search of the Dark Ages’ by Michael Wood. The author’s landmark TV...

Cromwell part 1 in paperback

Monday, 9 May 2022

Yale has posted a publication date of the paperback version of Volume 1 of ‘The Making of Oliver Cromwell’ by Professor Ronald Hutton. The book will...

Wolfson History Prize 2022 Shortlist

Monday, 2 May 2022

The 2002 Wolfson History Prize shortlist has been announced and among all the excellenct half-a-dozen titles is one which will be of direct interest...

Edmund of Cornwall biography

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Amberley Publishing has released 'Edmund of Cornwall: the Man behind England’s Greatest King' by Michael Ray, ISBN 9781399093545. Edmund was close to...

New Model Army - new edition

Friday, 1 April 2022

The latest in a run of new titles from Yale has been released: The New Model Army: agent of revolution’ by Ian Gentles (Distinguished Professor in History...

Yale's new Georgian book

Thursday, 17 March 2022

The run of new history books continues and better still, another one from Yale. January saw the publication of ‘The Georgians: the deeds and misdeeds...

Elizabeth Stuart

Monday, 7 March 2022

Another new book of note in recent weeks is 'Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Hearts' by Nadine Akkerman (Reader in early modern English Literature at Leiden...

Normans book from Yale

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

This week Yale published a significant new book on the Normans called 'The Normans: Power, Conquest and Culture in 11th Century Europe' by Judith A....

New George V biography

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

George V is a rare subject for biography, and the advent of a new book on this king deserves a mention in the news pages. The author of this new study...

Striking Gold

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

An unusual post this time yet of high relevance to readers of David Carpenter’s recent biography of Henry III. The British press is reporting the finding...

A fine Burgundy

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

In the classic 1949 Ealing Films comedy Passport to Pimlico, a charter of Edward IV is discovered which ceded a house and its estate to the Duke of Burgundy....

Cromwell biography now three volumes

Thursday, 18 November 2021

In a new podcast appearance this week the author of Yale’s new biography of Oliver Cromwell, Professor Ronald Hutton, has mentioned that this study will...

Trading Places

Thursday, 11 November 2021

A new history of the development of English trade in the 16th and 17th Centuries was released by Yale in September. It is not a political biography in...

Edward the Confessor paperback

Thursday, 14 October 2021

This week Yale has published the paperback version of the Tom Licence Edward the Confessor, a year after the hardback was released. This brings the paperback...

Harald Hardrada biography

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

‘The Last Viking: the True Story of King Harald Hardrada’ by Dan Holloway has been released this month by Osprey Publishing. It should provide rich reading...

Brunanburh Book

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Readers of this site are likely to know of the Battle Brunanburh in 937. It’s a name that elicits blank stares for those who don’t read history but in...

Oliver Cromwell biography by Yale

Saturday, 28 August 2021

An important new Yale biography has been published this month, and it’s a companion to the English Monarchs Series: The Making of Oliver Cromwell’ by...

Thomas Becket Exhibition

Monday, 9 August 2021

Those of you in or near London in the next two weeks have an opportunity to see the Thomas Becket exhibition at the British Museum. This exhibition,...

New John of Gaunt biography

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

A new biography of John of Gaunt was published in April by Oneworld Publications and written by Helen Carr called ‘The Red Prince: the Life of John of...

Morris major

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Readers looking for an account the period between Rome’s withdrawl from Britain and the end of the Anglo-Saxon kings might find the answer in a new book...

New date for Elizabeth I

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Yale has posted a new date for the publication of the Simon Adams biography of Elizabeth I. The book will now be released in October 2024. Although this...

New history podcast

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Early Modern history readers will enjoy a new history podcast by professor of history and media presenter Susannah Lipscomb. The podcast is called Not...

Edward the Confessor in paperback

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Yale has announced that the 2020 hardback release 'Edward the Confessor' by Tom Licence is due for release in paperback in October 2021. The book as...

Anne Boleyn in literature

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Tudor specialists will be interested in a new view of Anne Boleyn. Not history, historiography or fiction but a study of the blend of all, a new book...

London

Friday, 26 February 2021

A popular approach in historical biography is writing about a city as an organism and a flucrum for events. English history readers would already be...

Henry III released in paperback

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

David Carpenter’s landmark English Monarchs biography Henry III has been released in paperback today. As has been observed on the Henry III page in this...

Mary Queen of Scots with Kate Williams

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Continuing with an early modern history theme in the news page is a reminder that Tudor historian and media presenter Kate Williams (Professor of Public...

Stuart Exiles

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

A new book published in October by Cambridge University Press explores a neglected aspect of the post-Restoration period; The English Republican Exiles...

Anne Boleyn TV documentary

Saturday, 28 November 2020

A new series for Channel 5 made by Lion Television has screened in the UK. ‘Anne Boleyn: Arrest, Trial, Execution’ is as the title might suggest a three-part...

White Ship 900th Anniversary

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Today is the 900th anniversary of the sinking of the White Ship off the coast of Barfleur. An earlier news post noted the publication of the new history...

1215 all over again

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Another example of an American publisher re-issuing a British book under a new title can be seen with the north Amerian release of the Dan Jones' book...

Vikings

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

For those English Monarchs readers still dwelling in the era of Edward the Confessor, more good reading from that period is at hand. In 2019 Bloomsbury...

Henry III, Volume 1 paperback for February 2021

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Yale UK has released the cover and date of the paperback version of the first volume of David Carpenter’s Henry III. It will be released in the UK on...

White Ship Book

Friday, 18 September 2020

To mark the 900th anniversary of the sinking of the White Ship in 1120 William Collins publishers have released a new book by Charles Spencer. ‘The White...

Cecily Duchess of York

Friday, 28 August 2020

An important new history of the mother of Edward IV and Richard III, 'Cecily Duchess of York', was published by Bloomsbury in 2019. This is the first...

Edward the Confessor released

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The new book in the English Monarchs series, "Edward the Confessor" by Tom Licence, has been published in Britain by Yale and should be in book shops...

Banks Biography

Friday, 31 July 2020

Readers of topics during the reign of George III will be keen to look at a new Yale biography of a significant natural scientist from the Age of Enlightenment,...

Henry III on HistoryHit Podcast

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Podcaster and author Dan Snow hosted a forty-minute chat with David Carpenter in which they discuss Carpenter’s new Yale biographical history of Henry...

Dan Jones on a crusade

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Dan Jones’ books are as interesting to read as his television presentations are to watch. His latest book, ‘Crusaders: an epic history of the wars for...

The Field of Cloth of Gold 500th Anniversary

Friday, 12 June 2020

Yale is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold (7 - 24 June 1520) by issuing a new paperback version of Glenn Richardson’s 2014...

Yale's 20th English Monarchs title

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Congratulations are due to the team at Yale UK for publishing the twentieth new title in the English Monarchs series under their watch; the thirty-second...

Henry III released

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Copies of Professor Carpenter’s Henry III, the new English Monarchs title and the thirty-second in the series, are filtering out to book stores and internet...

Wolfson History Prize shortlist announced

Thursday, 30 April 2020

The shortlist of six history titles selected as candidates for the 2020 Wolfson History Prize was announced today. Two could be described as biographical...

Plantagenet Princesses

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

'Plantagenet Princesses: The Daughters of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II' by Douglas Boyd was published by Pen & Sword in March 2020. This book is...

Morton's Fork and Knaves

Monday, 20 April 2020

Amberley has published a biography of Sir John Morton - famous for the ‘Morton’s Fork’ conundrum - and the first scholarly biography of ths fascinating...

Reading from home

Monday, 23 March 2020

The current pandemic is a grim time indeed. History readers will know the significance of the dates 1348 and 1918 and what links these two years. For...

Scottish Queens

Sunday, 8 March 2020

A recent re-release in paperback of a 2003 book is worth attention. Rosalind K. Marshall’s Scottish Queens, 1034-1714 (Berlinn Ltd, 2019 reprint) starts...

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