Yale English Monarchs series

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The Yale English Monarchs series is a series of biographies on English and British kings and queens, published by Yale University Press. The books are written by some of the leading experts within their respective fields, incorporating the latest historical research. Several books in the English Monarchs series have previously also been published by the University of California Press and Methuen London under the editorship of Professor J. J. Scarisbrick, though the series is today in the hands of Yale University Press.

The following table shows books published or forthcoming. Unless otherwise stated, the given regnal name also makes up the book title. The date given is the original publishing date of each book. Titles published by the University of California Press are in italics. Included in the list are also intervening monarchs on whom no books have been published yet.

Monarch Reign Author Date Notes
Æthelstan 924 - 939 Sarah Foot 2011 Published under the title Æthelstan: The First King of England.
Æthelred the Unready 978-1013 Levi Roach 2016
Cnut the Great 1016-35 Timothy Bolton 2017
Edward the Confessor 1042–1066 Frank Barlow 1970 Re-published in 1997, with new material, an updated bibliography and a fresh introduction.
Edward the Confessor 1042–1066 Tom Licence 2020 Published under the title Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood.
William I 1066–1087 David C. Douglas 1964 Published under the title William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact upon England.
William I 1066–1087 David Bates 2016 Published under the title William the Conqueror.
William II 1087–1100 Frank Barlow 1983 Published under the title William Rufus.
Henry I 1100–1135 C. Warren Hollister 2001 Incomplete at the time of the author's death in 1997. Edited and completed by Amanda Clark Frost.
King Stephen 1135–1154 Edmund King 2011
Henry II 1154–1189 W. L. Warren 1973 1973 and 1991 editions published by Methuen, Yale edition 2000, with a foreword by Judith A. Green.
Richard I 1189–1199 John Gillingham 1999
King John 1199–1216 W. L. Warren 1982
Henry III 1216–1272 David Carpenter 2021 & 2023 Vol 1 (published 2021) - the Rise to Power & Personal Rule (1207-58); Vol 2 (published 2023) - Reform, Rebellion, Civil War, Settlement (1259-72)
Edward I 1272–1307 Michael Prestwich 1997
Edward II 1307–1327 J. R. S. Phillips 2010
Edward III 1327–1377 W. M. Ormrod 2011
Richard II 1377–1399 Nigel Saul 1997
Henry IV 1399–1413 Chris Given-Wilson 2016
Henry V 1413–1422 Christopher Allmand 1992
Henry VI 1422–1461
Bertram Wolffe 1981 Re-published in 2001, with a new foreword by John L. Watts.
Edward IV 1461–1470
Charles Ross 1974 Re-published in 1997, with a substantial new foreword by Ralph A. Griffiths.
Edward V 1483–1483
Richard III 1483–1485 Charles Ross 1981 Re-published in 2011, with a new foreword by Ralph A. Griffiths.
Henry VII 1485–1509 S. B. Chrimes 1972 Re-published in 1999, with a new introduction and bibliographical updating by George Bernard.
Henry VIII 1509–1547 J. J. Scarisbrick 1968 Re-published in 1997, with an updated foreword by author J.J. Scarisbrick.
Edward VI 1547–1553 Jennifer Loach 1999 Incomplete at the time of the author's death in 1995. Edited and completed by George Bernard and Penry Williams.
Mary I 1553–1558 John Edwards 2011 Published under the title Mary I: England's Catholic Queen.
Elizabeth I 1558–1603 Simon Adams Publication scheduled for 15 April 2025
James I 1603–1625
Charles I 1625–1649
Charles II 1660–1685
James II 1685–1688 John Miller 1978
Mary II 1689–1694
William III 1689–1702
Queen Anne 1702–1714 Edward Gregg 1980 Re-published in 2001, with a new foreword by the author.
George I 1714–1727 Ragnhild Hatton 2001 Originally published in 1978.[1] Yale edition contains a new foreword by Jeremy Black.
George II 1727–1760 Andrew C. Thompson 2011 Published under the title George II: King and Elector.
George III 1760–1820 Jeremy Black 2006 Published under the title George III: America's Last King.
George IV 1820–1830 E. A. Smith 1999
William IV 1830–1837
Queen Victoria 1837–1901
Edward VII 1901–1910
George V 1910–1936
Edward VIII 1936–1936
George VI 1936–1952
Elizabeth II 1952–2022
Charles III 2022–


  1. ^ As George I: Elector and King. London: Thames and Hudson. 1978. ISBN 0-500-25060-X.