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 familiar with Christopher Hibbert’s...

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 website, the book is significant...

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 Engagement with History at...

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 in Europe during the Restoration...

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 documentary series examining...

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 of this event by Charles Spencer....

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 ‘Realm Divided: a Year in the...

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 Academic released Eleanor Parker’s...

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 9 February 2021. No information...

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 Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and...

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 scholarly book looking at this...

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 today. Pre-ordered copies were...

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, Sir Joseph Banks. ‘The...

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 III, Magna Carta and the importance...

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 holy lands’ was published...

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 book ‘The Field of Cloth of...

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 in the series. This is nearly...

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 vendors based in Britain....

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 - 'The Five: the Untold Lives...

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 a great idea, so much so that...

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 early-Tudor figure; it is the...

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 those seeking an understanding...

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 with Lady Macbeth (who else?)...

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 presumably replace the 1970 book...

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 changed slightly and has a...

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