Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (2012)

In the sequel to Wolf Hall, Thomas Cromwell continues his narration of Henry VIII’s turbulent reign. Katherine dies, Anne Boleyn and her alleged lovers are beheaded, and Henry’s attraction to Jane Seymour grows. Cromwell’s finds himself caught in his own political machinations, and realizes how tenuous his relationship with Henry has become. Hilary Mantel is currently writing The Mirror and the Light, the much anticipated final title in her trilogy of Thomas Cromwell’s role in the Tudor court.

Did you know? Both Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies won Britain’s top literary award: the Man Booker Prize.

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