The Hundred Years War (again)

Saturday, 2 September 2023

This week sees the release of the much-awaited concluding volume of Jonathan Sumption’s epic five-volume work The Hundred Years War. Volume 5, 'Triumph and Illusion' brings the narrative...

Getting it off your chest

Tuesday, 29 August 2023

The Times book of the year in 2001 was ‘The River Kings’ by Cat Jarman. Her speciality is to examine the historical record as a bioarchaeologist using forensic techniques and detection...

Holland on Rome

Sunday, 30 July 2023

A new book by Tom Holland has been published this month. ‘Pax: War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age’ looks at the age of great expansion for Rome in the first and second centuries,...

Elizabeth I for 2025

Monday, 26 June 2023

Yale University Press has altered the date for the Simon Adams Elizabeth I English Monarchs book to April 2025. The date has slipped back six months from the earlier advised date...

Henry III, Carpenter 2

Monday, 22 May 2023

Yale this week is releasing the second volume in Professor David Carpenter’s epic biography of king Henry III. This book covers the period 1258 to 1272, and although a shorter span...

The Revolting 17th Century

Friday, 12 May 2023

Bloomsbury Publising has released a new title looking at the turbulent and violent Seventeenth Century written by University of Oxford educator and researcher Dr. Jonathan Healey....

Henrietta Maria

Thursday, 13 April 2023

Continuing with recent biographies of well-known women in English history, a recent biography by Leanda de Lisle of Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, was released in 2022. The book...

New Tracy Borman Book

Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Tracy Borman, novelist and historian, has a new book to be released soon by Hodder and Stoughton. ‘Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: the Mother and Daughter who Changed History’ will be...

The Hundred Years War ends

Monday, 30 January 2023

Faber and Faber publishers have announced the release date of the fifth and final book in Jonathan Sumption’s five volume series The Hundred Years War. 'Triumph and Illusion’ will...

Armada 2 (Spain nil)

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

This month Yale has published a completely revised edition of Colin Martin and Geoffrey Parker’s study of the Spanish Armada. This work was first published in 1988 on the occasion...

Two houses, two kingdoms, two centuries

Monday, 21 November 2022

Yale recently released a new title by Catherine Hanley, the author of two books related to the English Monarchs series - her biographies of Matilda and the attempted invasion of England...

Henry III Volume 2 cover and release dates

Saturday, 8 October 2022

The second volume of David Carpenter’s epic English Monarchs series biography of Henry III will be released in hardback in the middle of 2023. The book trade is giving various dates...

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 January 2023. Richard is sorely...

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 far from being a household name...

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 that “This free display traces...

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 series for BBC TV in 1980 and...

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 be published with a cover amended...

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 to English Monarchs Series readers:...

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 the throne, being the nephew...

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 at Tyndale University, Toronto)....

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 of 18th Century Britain’, by...

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 University) and published by...

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. Green (Professor Emeritus of History...

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 is Jane Ridley who’s biography...

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 of an exceedingly rare gold...

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