Hilary Mantel on Thomas Cromwell

Thursday 30th January 2014

Thomas Cromwell by Hans Holbein
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Quote of the day: “I see Cromwell as a vital force for change, but also as a human being intent first on surviving in a harsh world, then on reshaping that world to his will. Was he a statesman or a thug? An icy pragmatist or an optimist with faith in a better world? The evidence is patchy, the defendant inscrutable, and the jury still out.” (Hilary Mantel on the protagonist of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies)

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