Dominic Selwood

A century from now Catholics are likely to be the country’s largest Christian body. But the priesthood, the Mass and the laity may look startlingly different to today

Nancy Bileau’s novel doesn’t airbrush the venality and violence of Henry VIII’s court

If the English Reformation had never happened our cathedrals would blaze with colour, our monasteries would house the homeless and our nation would be less gloomy