Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Wolf Hall Wins the Booker
Hilary Mantel has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for her novel Wolf Hall, based on the life of Thomas Cromwell. Stella Tillyard reviews it in the current issue of History Today which also features an overview of the current state of the historical novel including comments from Mantel herself.
Kathryn Hadley, on our news blog, also recently asked what real value these types of books bring to the field of historical research?
Wolf Hall has met with considerable acclaim although David Starkey, one of our leading Tudor historians, described it as ‘historical tosh’.