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Autumn Syllabus: The Booker Prize Market Place Niche

Cromwell, thoughtful (Mark Rylance) Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn in the ending we all know (Claire Foy, 2015 Wolf Hall) A Syllabus For a course at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at American University Day: Ten Mondays, 11:45 to 1:15 pm, September...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Sep 2017

St. Thomas More and Conscience (Again)

In a letter to History Today, Hilary Mantel states that Thomas More's "conscience [was] captive to tradition and authority"--as though that were a bad thing. Thomas More's understanding of conscience, its formation, and its decision-making process was...

Wolf Hall 5 & 6: What human beings are capable of

Cromwell (Mark Rylance) holding up crossed wrists at Henry’s seething onslaught of accusation of plotting against him with Chapuys for the Emperor Charles V; Anne (Claire Foy) shivering in the wind, trembling as she waits to be beheaded (Wolf Hall...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 May 2015

This Afternoon on the Radio: Defending St. Thomas More

The BBC/PBS television series based on Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies may be over, but the issues behind her biased view of St. Thomas More linger on. After my article on "Defending St. Thomas More" was published in The National Catholic...

Wolf Hall 1 & 2: A father figure

Wolf Hall 1, early shot, Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) listening to Norfolk (Bernard Hill) and Suffolk (Richard Dillane) threaten Wosley (Jonathan Pryce) at York palace (1529) A strong man acts within that which constrains him …. to Henry, who...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 May 2015

Cutting off Cromwell's Story at the End of "Wolf Hall"

Wolf Hall, the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, ended last night on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre with Thomas Cromwell in Henry VIII's arms after the execution of Anne Boleyn. Henry is very happy; Cromwell looks stunned.Nancy...

May Blogroll: Silver Screen Edition

In the lull between the distribution of final assignments and the deluge of grading, I’ve been indulging in some post-conference season silver screen therapy. Two of my favorite period shows are back on the air, and PBS has a new mini-series.…...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 5 May 2015

Like Mother, Like Daughter? Joanne Whalley in "Wolf Hall" and "The Virgin Queen"

Historical novelist Nancy Bilyeau is providing historically informed reviews of each episode of Wolf Hall at In this week's review she provides some analysis of scenes concerning Catherine of Aragon and the Dissolution of the Monasteries....

The Real Saint Thomas More on Saturday, May 2nd

The latest episode of Wolf Hall was the best one so far with its focus on Cromwell's efforts to suppress dissension from Henry VIII's new role as Supreme Head and Governor of the Church of England and the breakaway from the Catholic Church. Watching this...

This year’s consuming costume historical film adaptations: Poldark and Wolf Hall

Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell (Wolf Hall 3) Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza rescued from an abject life by Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark (2015 Poldark 1) Dear friends and readers, I acknowledge the unfairness of this comparison. Wolf Hall as written by...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Apr 2015

Defending St. Thomas More in The National Catholic Register

Just in time for the first episode of Wolf Hall this evening on PBS, my article for The National Catholic Register is on-line:Catholic bishops and fair-minded historians in England protested against the inaccurate portrayal of Sir Thomas More in the BBC...

The First Saturday in May: St. Thomas More

This is a bargain, folks, if I do say so myself: I'll be making a presentation at the Spiritual Life Center here in Wichita on Saturday, May 2 on St. Thomas More. From the Spiritual Life Center website:The Real Saint Thomas MoreA discussion and objection...

Looking forward to spring and the art of the garden

A page from Ruralia Commoda The British love affair with gardening is well-known, and opening on 20 March and running until 11 October is an exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace called Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. Building...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Mar 2015

Wolf Hall: intelligent, subtle, artistic – but meticulous costumes have stolen the show

Republished from The Conversation, 25 February, 2015: Wolf Hall: intelligent, subtle, artistic – but meticulous costumes have stolen the show By Gabriele Neher, University of Nottingham We’ve seen the hotly anticipated release of Hilary Mantel’s...
From: renaissanceissues on 1 Mar 2015

Final thoughts on Wolf Hall   Recently updated !

Well. Wolf Hall came to an end last night and I am still REELING from the final, brutal, awe inspiringly bleak episode, which charted Cromwell’s part in the swift and shocking demise of Anne Boleyn. What an absolutely wonderful series and almost certainly...
From: Madame Guillotine on 26 Feb 2015

“Go ply thy needle”: embroidery in Tudor England

Cromwell and Henry from Wolf Hall One of the great pleasures of the BBC series Wolf Hall, adapted from Hilary Mantel’s novels, has been to admire the costumes worn by the king and his court, from the scarlet robes of Cardinal Wolsey and the magnificence...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Feb 2015

The Character Assassination of George Boleyn

Above: Negative depictions of George Boleyn were offered in both The Tudors (left) and The Other Boleyn Girl (right).My research focuses on the maligning and misrepresentation of high-status women in late medieval and Tudor England, examining the gendered...
From: Conor Byrne on 22 Feb 2015

“Let me see your archery”: from deadly conflict to courtly leisure

The French Princess and her ladies, Love’s Labour’s Lost, London 1936. Photo from the V&A More than one scene in the TV series Wolf Hall has shown gentlemen and ladies of the court of Henry VIII practicing archery as a pastime. And in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Feb 2015

Tudor fun at Hampton Court Palace

As you will all no doubt know by now, I have been a fan of the Historic Royal Palace team’s work for a really long time. It’s hard to think of many other organisations so wholeheartedly committed to bringing the past to life and who consistently work...
From: Madame Guillotine on 8 Feb 2015

Michael Wood and “Mary Arden: a Tudor Life”

Michael Wood The BBC’s serialisation of Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies is proving grippingly good. To complement these programmes about “the glittering –though at times terrifying- world of the Tudor court” a new documentary...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Feb 2015

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