Printing Dates


1961:  King John - Hardback (E&S/N)


1964:  William the Conqueror - Hardback (E&S/UC) and Paperback E&S)

            King John - Hardback (E&S)


1966:   King John - Paperback (P)


1967:   James I - Hardback (E&S)

            William the Conqueror - Paperback (UC)


1968:   Henry VIII - Hardback (EM)

            James I - Hardback and Paperback (UA)


1969:   William the Conqueror - Paperback (M)


1970:   Edward the Confessor - Hardback (EM/UC)


1971:   Henry VIII - Paperback (P)


1972:  Henry VII - Hardback (EM)


1972:   Henry VIII - Paperback UC)


1973:   Henry II - Hardback (M/UC)


1974:   Edward IV - Hardback (M)


1975:   Edward IV - Hardback (UC)


1976:   Henry VIII - Paperback (M)


1977:   William the Conqueror - Paperback (M)

            Henry II - Paperback (M/U)

            Henry VII - Paperback (M)


1978:   George I - Hardback (T&H/H)

            James II - Hardback (W)

            King John - Hardback (M/UC)


1979:   Edward the Confessor - Paperback (M)


1980:   Queen Anne (1st ed.) - Hardback (R&KP)


1981:   Henry VI - Hardback (M)

            Richard III - Hardback (M)


1982:   Richard III - Hardback (UC)


1983:   William II - Hardback (M/UC)

            Henry VI - Paperback (M)

            Edward IV - Hardback & Paperback (M)


1984:   Richard III - Paperback (UC)


1985:   Edward the Confessor - Paperback (UC)


1988:   Edward I - Hardback (M)

            Richard III - Paperback (M)


1989:   James II - Hardback (M)

            Edward the Confessor - Hardback and Paperback (M)


1990:   William II - Paperback (M/UC)

            Edward I - Paperback (M)

            Richard III - Hardback (M)

            Henry VIII - Hardback (M)


1992:   Henry V - Hardback (M/UC)

            King John - Hardback (UC)


1996:   King John - Hardback (B&N)



*All printings from this point are by Yale


1997:  Richard II - Hardback

           King John - Hardback

           Edward I - Hardback and Paperback

           Henry V - Hardback and Paperback

           Edward IV - Hardback

           Henry VIII - Hardback and Paperback

           Edward the Confessor - Hardback and Paperback


1998:  King John - Paperback

           Edward IV - Paperback


1999:  George IV - Hardback

           Edward VI - Hardback

           Richard I - Hardback

           Richard III - Paperack

           William the Conqueror - Paperback

           Richard II - Paperback

           Henry VII - Paperback


2000:  William II - Paperback

           Henry II - Paperback

           James II  - Paperback


2001:  Henry I - Hardback

           Henry VI - Paperback

           Queen Anne (2nd ed.) - Paperback

           George I - Paperback

           George IV - Paperback


2002:  Richard I - Paperback

           Edward VI - Paperback


2003:  Henry I - Paperback


2006:  George III  - Hardback


2008:  George III - Paperback


2009:  Eleanor of Aquitaine - Hardback


2010:  Edward II - Hardback

           King Stephen Hardback


2011:  George II - Hardback

           Æthelstan - Hardback

           Mary I - Hardback

           Edward III - Hardback

           Eleanor of Aquitaine - Paperback


2012:  King Stephen - Paperback

           Edward II - Paperback


2013:  Edward III - Paperback

           Mary I - Paperback

           George II - Paperback


2014:  Philip of Spain - Hardback


2015:  Philip of Spain - Paperback


2016:  Henry IV - Hardback

           Louis - Hardback

           Henry, the Young King - Hardback

           Æthelred II - Hardback

           William the Conqueror (Bates) - Hardback


2017:  Cnut - Hardback

           Henry IV - Paperback

           Æthelred II - Paperback


2018:  William the Conqueror (Bates) - Paperback

           Henry, the Young King - Paperback


2019:  Cnut - Paperback

           Matilda - Hardback

           Richard III - Hardback


2020:  Matilda - Paperback

           Henry III - Hardback

           Edward the Confessor (Licence) - Hardback

The order of the series is determined by the publication date of the first hardback editions of each title. Less clear is the pattern of releases and re-releases in paperback form - and occasionally hardback reprints. The checklist below maps the publication as far as can be determined of each iteration of an English Monarchs books and 'Companion' books discussed on this website. These titles are listed below in grey text. As some may be absent, readers are invited to send updates based on copies personally held. All the first hardback releases are known, but there are likely to be paperback releases not recorded in the sources used to compile the information in this website.

Legend - Codes used for publishers


B&N - Barnes & Noble

E&S - Eyre & Spottiwoode

EM - Eyre Methuen

H - Harvard

M - Methuen

N - Norton

P - Penguin/Pelican

R&KP - Routledge & Kegan Paul

T&H - Thames and Hudson

UA - University of Alabama

UC - University of California

W - Wayland