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, 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.
|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||Re-published by Yale in 2000, with a new 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||Vol 1 published 2021|
|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|
|Bertram Wolffe||1981||Re-published in 2001, with a new foreword by John L. Watts.|
|Charles Ross||1974||Re-published in 1997, with a substantial new foreword by Ralph A. Griffiths.|
|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||2021|
|James II||1685–1688||John Miller||1978|
|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. 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|
|Elizabeth II||1952 –||—||—|
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