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Topic: King Henry VIII

Congratulations to Hilary Mantel

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

Why do we have such an appetite for the Tudors?

Posters of Katherine Howard are everywhere, advertising yet another Tudor novel

Anne Boleyn is the historians’ favourite, but her cousin Katherine has the sadder story

She was a pawn, not a political player, and no one, it seems, felt sorry for her