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Nancy Bileau’s novel doesn’t airbrush the venality and violence of Henry VIII’s court

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The final episode of Wolf Hall was uncomfortable to watch

The copy of work on the theories of William of Ockham was found in a National Trust building

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