Arts & Books

Two books hail the extraordinary French Christians who rescued thousands of Jews

The king is suspiciously slim in BBC Two’s blockbuster Wolf Hall

The first exhibition at a new drawings gallery in London is full of curious treats

A major new biography goes some way towards rehabilitating Henri III

Peter Paul Rubens’s masterworks seem to anticipate the birth of cinema

A scholar investigates whether the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults really works

Selma is one of the films of the year that has been shamefully ignored by the Baftas and Oscars

Tom Reilly takes to task the perception that Cromwell was villainy personified

There’s much more to Herod than the Massacre of the Innocents

An unapologetically challenging show explores the influence of Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square