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

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 - '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...

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 simple representation of Henry’s tomb effigy at Westminster...

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

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 the subtitle of the book set...

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 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...

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