Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wolf Hall Read-Alikes

Do you love Wolf Hall on PBS?  These books will satisfy your craving for more from Tudor England.


The Secret Diary of
Anne Boleyn
By Robin Maxwell

"Anne Boleyn was the second of Henry's six wives, doomed to be beloved, betrayed, and beheaded. When Henry fell madly in love with her upon her return from the French court, where she was educated, he was already married to Catherine of Aragon. But his passion for Anne was great enough to rock the foundations of England and of all Christendom."

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Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel

Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, master of deadly intrigue, and implacable in his ambition.


The Lady in the Tower:
The Fall of Anne Boleyn
By Alison Weir

 Anne's ascent from private gentlewoman to queen was astonishing, but equally compelling was her shockingly swift downfall. Charged with high treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London in May 1536, Anne met her terrible end all the while protesting her innocence.

Thomas Cromwell:
The Untold Story of
Henry VIII's Most
Faithful Servant
By Tracy Borman

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.

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