Hilary Mantel

The copy of work on the theories of William of Ockham was found in a National Trust building

We have come to think that all scientific breakthroughs and discoveries must be viewed as ‘progress’

Bishop Mark Davies says ‘one of the greatest Englishmen’ has been presented as ‘a scheming villain’

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall propagates the myth that Britain became great once it had ditched Catholicism

Fashions have changed meaning literature and the Church are no longer comfortable bedfellows

The widespread appeal of Pope Francis, named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, must not be wasted

The twice-winner of the Man Booker Prize has found new riches in the otherwise exhausted seam of Tudor history

AN Wilson’s first novel for five years is a major event

As Mother Teresa of Calcutta showed, the Church is for the unloved and the rejected