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...

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. This charter is found...

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 now stretch to a third volume....

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 the style of an English Monarchs...

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 releases for the English...

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 for those who enjoyed the...

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 its time it was as well known...

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 Professor Ronald Hutton (University...

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, called ‘Thomas Becket: the Murder...

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 Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster’....

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 by Marc Morris called 'The...

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 is a further three years to...

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 Just the Tudors and it commenced...

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 shown on the Yale website will...

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 by Stephanie Russo (Macquarie...

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 familiar with Christopher Hibbert’s...

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