From the July/August, 2011 issue of Touchstone
Tudor Makeover by Kiernan Schroeder

Book Review

Tudor Makeover

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Picador, 2009
(604 pages, $16.00, paperback)

reviewed by Kiernan Schroeder

Nearly every Tudor royal, statesman, and courtier has starred in a book or film in recent years: Queen Elizabeth I, Thomas More, King Henry VIII and his many wives—even Mary Boleyn, forgotten sister of the more famous Anne. Perhaps the most unlikely person to join this cast of reincarnated characters is Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's right-hand man and the statesman who finally engineered Henry's divorce from Katherine of Aragon. In the . . .


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