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message 1: by Alyn (new)

Alyn Rumbold However, in the end Cromwell also got his heroic comeuppance -- and it seems to have had a cheerful response from a lot of folks at court! ;-)


message 2: by Darwin8u (new)

Darwin8u Both Karma and Hamlet would suggest that everyone gets 'hoisted by their own petards' in the end. I'm sure the irony of Cromwell, More & Boleyn's end wasn't lost on Shakespeare.


message 3: by Alyn (new)

Alyn Rumbold The way his downfall is portrayed in The Six Wives of Henry VIII is almost gleefully diabolical. Yeesh!


message 4: by Darwin8u (new)

Darwin8u I love the way he is portrayed in this series


message 5: by Fionnuala (new)

Fionnuala We aren't afraid because Cromwell is a monster, but because he is so heroically human.

Well said - and ditto about there not being a comma wasted.


message 6: by Darwin8u (new)

Darwin8u Fionnuala wrote: "We aren't afraid because Cromwell is a monster, but because he is so heroically human.

Well said - and ditto about there not being a comma wasted."


I can't wait until book 3.


message 7: by Shaddy (new)

Shaddy Can I read the sequel (Bring up the bodies) without having read the first one (Wolf Hall)?


message 8: by Darwin8u (new)

Darwin8u Sure, but why?


message 9: by Shaddy (new)

Shaddy Because I haven't bought the first one in the series -Wolf Hall. I got a copy of Bring up the bodies at a local market at a really throwaway price. So I don't have Wolf Hall as of now.


message 10: by Darwin8u (new)

Darwin8u Shahid wrote: "Because I haven't bought the first one in the series -Wolf Hall. I got a copy of Bring up the bodies at a local market at a really throwaway price. So I don't have Wolf Hall as of now."

I'd still go find Wolf Hall. Some series don't need to be read in any particular order (Hainish Cycle), but some do. This series needs the order.


message 11: by Shaddy (new)

Shaddy Thanks cobber! Will go and hunt for the Wolf Hall 😊


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