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'Mother Teresa devoted herself to virtuous pursuits but was attacked for her beliefs' (CNS)

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

Richard III: a monster

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

Damian Lewis, who plays Henry VIII, during the filming of BBC Two's Wolf Hall (Ed Miller)

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

Anton Lesser as St Thomas More in Wolf Hall

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

Thomas Cromwell depicted in Wolf Hall: his monastery closures cut off charitable lifelines

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

Hilary Mantel (PA)

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

Hilary Mantel is the first British writer to win the Man Booker Prize twice (Photo: PA)

Congratulations to Hilary Mantel

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