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...

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....

Nottingham

Monday, 14 October 2019

A new book to be released this week will interest history readers who are also keen on archeology, or specialists in the reign of Edward III. ‘Nottingham:...

Elizabeth I delayed one year

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

The release date for Simon Adams’ Elizabeth I for the Yale English Monarchs series has been put back one year to October 2021. Until the last few weeks...

New Website 3.1

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

The big news today is that this website now has its own domain name: www.monarchsbookseries.com   The site has had a spring clean so that the non-book/introductory...

New old York

Monday, 7 October 2019

Thomas Penn, the author of a popular history/biography of Henry VII (The WInter King - 2011) has a new book released. ‘The Brothers York: an English...

Heir Conditioning

Sunday, 6 October 2019

A new title from Pen and Sword Military publishers has a slightly different approach to English history. ‘Lost heirs of the medieval crown: the kings...

Jacobites Man

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Desmond Seward has been writing popular history for as long as I can remember and has always been a dependable read. His new book ‘The King over the...

Two Eleanors, one book

Friday, 4 October 2019

The first of the several books I had in a wishlist for the run up to the end of the year was released in Britain this week: 'The Two Eleanors of Henry...

Updated website

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

It may not seem apparent from looking at the pages in this website but this is a new version of the website went live today. Version 1 was a more basic...

New Yale Richard III for October

Monday, 30 September 2019

Richard III by Professor Michael Hicks is set for release by Yale in Britain on 22 October (26 November in North America). This is promoted as the definitive...

Yale announces Henry III

Thursday, 26 September 2019

A new English Monarchs title was announced this week by Yale: Henry III by Professor David Carpenter. The book will be released in May 2020, ahead of...

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