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Mirror and The Light, The

Mantel, Hilary , 1952- , author

Resource Type: Books
Edition: First U.S. edition
Varying Form of Title: Mirror and the light
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Place of Pub: New York
Date Published: 2020
ISBN: 0805096604

"If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it? England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to the breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future..."-- Adult


1. Cromwell, Thomas, -- Earl of Essex, -- 1485?-1540 -- Fiction; 2. Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction; 3. Historical fiction.;

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