Enter Hilary Mantel, whose outstanding trilogy of historical fiction cunningly reimagines Cromwell's character. In Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies (which both won a booker) and the forthcoming The Mirror Of The Light, Mantel takes accepted historical facts, and casts them in a different light.
Her Cromwell is storybook villain no longer: Mantel's richly psychological portrait is of a sensitive, brilliant, conflicted man. The author has an academic's precision and a novelist's ingenuity; the result is an irresistible new historical perspective, which brings a terror and immediacy back to the events we know so well.
On 3 December, Mantel will discuss Thomas Cromwell with Diarmaid MacCulloch, the Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. Book now, as two of our most outstanding historical minds will together summon one of history's most elusive character's to the present day and into the light.
|What||Hilary Mantel in Conversation|
The Priory Church of the Order of St John
St John's SquarE, London, EC1V 4JL | MAP
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On 03 Dec 15, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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