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deeply sympathetic portrayal of the Tudor Court and of Cromwell as he avenges himself for Wolsey's fall,
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This review is from: Bring Up the Bodies (Hardcover)Thomas Cromwell is the only fully able and functional member of the Tudor Court - and of course to remain at the heart of King Henry's affections, he needs to remain so. And where Cardinal Wolsey, his patron, had failed to wipe out Henry's first marriage, Cromwell knows he must succeed in wiping out the second, and enabling the third.
This is a deeply sympathetic portrayal of the Tudor Court and of Cromwell. The workings of the court and court politics have, uniformly, the ring of truth. And it's also a deeply satisfying story of personal vengeance as Cromwell now brings low some of those who destroyed Wolsey, his patron. And Cromwell grows older, remembering his dead wife and dead daughters and doing his best for his son, who is by no means a chip off the old block.
Roll on the third volume