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Mantel’s glimpse of mercy?

From romantic and diplomatic turmoil to religious upheaval and reformation, the reign of Henry VIII was undoubtedly colourful.

The secular book review Felicity Carswell
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Mention of the Tudor monarch might bring to mind that famed Holbein portrait of a colossus of a king, or maybe it takes one back to that school-room rhyme of ‘divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived’ that forever defines his kingship as one of multiple marriages.