Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

The novel is a historical fiction set in the 1500s, during the reign of King Henry VIII. The story is told from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell, a man of humble beginnings who rises to become the King's chief minister. The narrative explores the political and religious upheavals of the time, including King Henry's break with the Catholic Church and his controversial marriage to Anne Boleyn. The protagonist's cunning, ambition, and survival instincts are central to the plot as he navigates the treacherous waters of the Tudor court.

The 629th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1229

Since this book was first published in 2009, there is a penalty of 56.0%. The age adjusted score is 540.76.

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