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Glimpses in The Mirror and the Light

‘Dead men are at work’ (p. 615). The final volume of Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy is a book of ghosts. It opens only a second after the previous instalment, Bring up the Bodies, ended, as life leaves the now truncated queen. The...

Hilary Mantel and Shakespeare: fiction versus fact

Hilary Mantel This year’s Reith lecturer, the award-winning historical novelist Hilary Mantel, is in the middle of her five-lecture series on Radio 4, delivered on Tuesdays and repeated on Saturdays. Her subject is writing historical fiction, though...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jul 2017

Reading the Renaissance: the guilty pleasures of historical fiction

Gabriele Neher, University of Nottingham I had better confess straight away: I love reading historical fiction. So much so that I actually recommend to my Renaissance students that they read it too. Putting fictional flesh on historical bones can teach...
From: renaissanceissues on 17 Sep 2016

Face to Face with History

Practical details from historical sources may convince us that historical fiction is fact, but, warns Suzannah Lipscomb in her History Today column of May 2016, such novels are fraught with danger for one in search of the past.
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 9 May 2016

Hilary Mantel: on “opening up the past”

Dove Grey Reader, a delightful UK literary blogger—”a Devonshire based bookaholic, sock-knitting quilter who was a community nurse once upon a time”—has said that she feels fortunate to live as a contemporary of Hilary Mantel: “…...
From: Baroque Explorations on 19 Oct 2015

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

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

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

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

Cromwell on the Box

What would Geoffrey Elton’s reaction have been to Hilary Mantel’s novels, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies? He most likely would have treated them with the disdain of professorial silence – even in his most rabid character-assassination of Thomas...

Mantel's More a Mistake

In the TV miniseries adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell face off again, just as they do across the fireplace at the Frick. Now that the words of a book are images on the screen, Mantel's mischaracterization of Thomas...

Wolf Hall – 1. Three Card Trick   Recently updated !

Well, like no doubt millions of people I tuned in last night for the first episode of the long awaited BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy Book 2). As you might imagine, as a HUGE fan of the books...
From: Madame Guillotine on 22 Jan 2015

Setting Tudor-fans hearts a-fluttering: Wolf Hall and Shakespeare again

On 21 January 2015 the BBC’s 6-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novels about Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, begins. Jane Garvey, in Woman’s Hour, said it had “set Tudor-fans hearts a-fluttering”,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 Jan 2015

Wolf Hall

Tudor fans this side of he pond are eagerly awaiting the launch of Wolf Hall, a major new BBC drama based on the Man Booker prize winning novels by Hilary Mantel, with the six week series due to air later this month. Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell Wolf...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 4 Jan 2015

Wolf Hall: Costume and Authenticity

My recent post about the upcoming series of Wolf Hall sparked a bit of a lively debate about the costuming over on my Facebook page, with some criticisms of the ‘Victorian mourning bonnet’ hoods and wrinkled bodices. Personally, I think it looks great...
From: Madame Guillotine on 3 Jan 2015

Wolf Hall on BBC2   Recently updated !

As you probably all know by now, I am a MASSIVE HUUUGE fan of Hilary Mantel’s series of books about Thomas Cromwell (in fact, I’ve been a MASSIVE HUUUGE fan of Hilary Mantel since I picked up A Place of Greater Safety a couple of days after it was...
From: Madame Guillotine on 30 Dec 2014

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