Thomas Cromwell

Loudly proclaiming one’s beliefs as a way of ‘virtue signalling’ is nothing but moral posturing

Richard almost certainly murdered his nephews. Why does he attract such a fan club?

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

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