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

Thursday, 8 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

Saturday, 27 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

Friday, 1 May 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...

A new Edward the Confessor book

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Yale has announced the forthcoming publication of a new Edward the Confessor biography in the English Monarchs series. This new book will update and...

Matilda in paperback

Saturday, 15 February 2020

'Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior', by Catherine Hanley, was released on 11 February in paperback and is available now for purchase. The cover has been...

Cromwell, Protectorate ill

Friday, 7 February 2020

Head of Zeus Press has published a new title by a prominent contributor to English history; 'Providence Lost: the Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate’...

Albert biography

Sunday, 2 February 2020

A.N. Wilson was the author of a well-regarded biography of Queen Victoria (Victoria: a Life, Atlantic Books 2014) and has returned to the field with...

Tip Top biography of Sir John Tiptoft

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

During 2019 Pen and Sword publishers released a biography of a key figure of the “Wars of the Roses” called ‘Sir John Tiptoft: Butcher of England, Earl...

New Henry VI book

Thursday, 2 January 2020

In May 2019 Head of Zeus Press published ‘The Shadow King: the life and death of Henry VI’ by Lauren Johnson. The paperback version of the book will...

The other Cromwell

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The paperback version of Dairmaid McCulloch’s ‘Thomas Cromwell: a Life’ (Allen Lane UK/Viking USA, 2018) was released recently by Penguin in North America...

Henry III cover has been released

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Yale has released a preliminary book cover of the forthcoming Henry III, Volume One which will be published in May 2020. It is a simple representation...

George IV Exhibition

Sunday, 8 December 2019

In his lifetime his critics said he made an exhibition of himself, but currently the Royal Collection Trust is doing the job for him. A new exhibition...

Alfonso X Biography

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Although a king of Castile, Alfonso X has significant connections to English history. Alfonso was the father of Eleanor of Castile, wife and consort...

Henry III, Part 2

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Early publicity for Professor Carpenter’s English Monarchs Henry III advises us that the 2020 book is the first of a two-volume work. Those who noticed...

New Eleanor of Aquitaine biography

Friday, 15 November 2019

Today Amberley Publishing has released a new biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Sara Cockerill. Eleanor is surely one of the most popular subjects...

Charles I on the Television

Friday, 8 November 2019

A website reader has sent in an alert about a recent-ish documentary series looking at Charles I and the conflict with Pym in parliament in December...

Eleanora, Joanna, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Not as famous as John, Paul, George and Ringo, but a recent book by Kelcey Wilson-Lee seeks to bring into prominence the lives of the five daughters...

The Second Richard III

Friday, 25 October 2019

This week Yale published a new biography of Richard III by Professor Michael Hicks, ISBN 9780300214291. This is not included in the English Monarchs...

Philippa of Hainault biography released

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

One-hundred and nine years is a long time between biographies for a public figure. Its a longer time for an important person of the Fourtheenth Century....

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