Thomas Cornwell Thomas Cromwell is known to millions as the leading character in Hilary Mantel’s bestselling Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. But who was the real Cromwell? Born a lowly tavern keeper’s son, Cromwell rose swiftly through the ranks to become Henry VIII’s right hand man, and one of the most powerful figures in Tudor history. The architect of England’s break with the Roman Catholic Church and the dissolution of the monasteries, he oversaw seismic changes in our country’s history.

A very readable and enjoyable biography of Cromwell who we might feel we know well from Wolf Hall however Borman brings a new perspective to him. If you enjoyed Wolf Hall I would urge you to read this.

Sheila O’Reilly