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A character portrait that transcends the historical facts
on 13 February 2017
This is not so much a historical novel as an inspired portrait of one man; you can feel deeply how Cromwell's character and beliefs shaped the course of English history. Although the historical detail is well researched, the story transcends the facts; the detail of Cromwell's daughter's peacock-feather wings is as poignant and somehow as significant as the fall of a Queen.