Matilda in paperback

Friday, 14 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...

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’ by Paul Lay was published...

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 a companion study of Victoria’s...

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 of Worcester, Edward IV’s enforcer...

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 be released in Britain on 9 January...

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 (July 2019 in the UK), ISBN...

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 plain and very unexciting representation of Henry’s...

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 called ‘George IV: Art and Spectacle”...

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 of Edward I. He was also responsible...

Henry III, Part 2

Monday, 18 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 the subtitle of the book set...

New Eleanor of Aquitaine biography

Thursday, 14 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 for biographers and readers of...

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 1641 and January 1642. ‘Charles...

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 of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile....

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 series, but this website is treating...

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. In the past two or three decades...

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: the buried past of a historic...

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 this was listed for publication...

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 pages have a fresh...

New old York

Sunday, 6 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 Tragedy’ was released on 3 October...

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 and queens who never were’ by...

Jacobites Man

Friday, 4 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 Water: a complete history of 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 III: the lives of Eleanor of...

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 approach in 2015. Version 2...

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 account of Richard’s...

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 Elizabeth I which, prior to this...

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