Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell Trilogy

Creina Mansfield & Michael Tunnicliffe

‘Man is wolf to man’ in the Tudor Court as personal desires intersect with politics and religion. The king needs a male heir and so wants to annul his twenty year marriage in order to marry Anne Boleyn. The lowly-born Thomas Cromwell is given the task of making this possible, despite opposition from the papacy and the political establishment. How he sets about doing this re-shapes England. We shall study: Wolf Hall (2009), which charts Cromwell’s rise to greatness; Bring Up the Bodies (2012), which covers the machinations that led to Boleyn’s beheading; and The Mirror and the Light (2020), which is a more difficult read for all those who find Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell a sympathetic character.

Recommended reading:
● Wolf Hall
● Bring Up the Bodies
● The Mirror and the Light
All three novels are by Hilary Mantel

Requirements: Please, bring your own face mask

Day:  Wednesdays         Time: 10.00-12.00 

6 sessions, starting 27th April 2022 to 1st June 2022

Please note: this is a face-to-face course.

Prestbury Methodist Church,
Macclesfield Road,
SK10 4BN

Price for the Series: 

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£60 15 25

Send bookings to : Creina Mansfield Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2EF email: creina.m@hotmail.com

Or Michael Tunnicliffe 5 St George’s Way, Northwich CW9 8XG email: mtunni@sky.com


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