Unless you’ve been living in a bunker, you will have heard that Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize winning novel has been televised. This fictional adaption of the political and personal lives of key figures of the Tudor period has had critics swooning: “masterful” says the Telegraph, “sumptuous, intelligent and serious” raves The Guardian. “The REAL Game of Thrones” adds The Daily Express, insightfully.
Whether you want full immersion in the detail of the period or a brief overview, the Wodehouse Library can help. Here is a selection of our resources, which can be found on display this week.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (follows Wolf Hall)
The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction by John Guy
Very Interesting People: Henry VIII by Eric Ives
The History of England vol II Tudors by Peter Ackroyd
The King’s Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey by Peter Gwyn