Revisiting Louis the Lion

Wednesday 29 May 2024

Yale author Catherine Hanley has written a new version of the attempted 1216-1217 invasion of England by the French prince, Louis. Her Yale book, ‘Louis:...

Yale's Ancient Lives Series

Thursday 11 April 2024

A new title in another Yale series brings is an aposite moment to publicise one of Yale’s other important history publications - The Ancient Lives Series....

Cromwell Volume 2 Announced

Thursday 21 March 2024

The second of Ronald Hutton’s trilogy of biographies of Oliver Cromwell has made its way to Yale’s online inventory. ‘Oliver Cromwell: Commander in Chief’...

Henry III paperback for September 2024

Thursday 7 March 2024

The second volume of David Carpenter’s Yale biography of Henry III will be published in paperback in September 2024. Yale has also released the cover...

New Don Hollway title

Tuesday 5 December 2023

Don Hollway continues his exploration of early English history with his new book on the seven decades leading up to the Norman invasion in 1066. A great...

Women at war

Thursday 12 October 2023

The 20th Century is beyond the scope of the English Monarchs series, but a new Yale book requires attention in these pages. "Women in Intelligence: The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Henry III, Carpenter 2

Monday 22 May 2023

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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