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Zoon van een brute smid, politiek genie, omkoper, mannetjesputter, familieman en charmeur: Thomas Cromwell. In zijn niet te stuiten opmars naar de macht heeft hij al met heel wat regels van een rigide klassenmaatschappij gebroken, en als het moet overtreedt hij er nog wat meer. Cromwell staat op uit de puinhopen van persoonlijke rampspoed – het verlies van zijn jonge gezin en van kardinaal Wolsey, zijn geliefde leermeester – en behendig vindt hij zijn weg naar en door het koninklijk hof, waar man is wolf to man. Tegen alles en iedereen in is hij bereid Engeland te hervormen naar de wensen van Henry VIII. Wolf Hall is een superieure roman waarin Cromwell en zijn tijdgenoten worden neergezet op een manier die de beperking van het historische verhaal volledig ontstijgt. Ellen Deckwitz heeft deze heruitgave van een meesterwerk voorzien van een voorwoord.

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The greatest literary sensation of recent times – and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky.

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Met de Rozenoorlogen vers in het geheugen staat Engeland rond 1520 op het randje van anarchie. Als de koning komt te overlijden zonder mannelijke troonopvolger, zou dat opnieuw burgeroorlog betekenen. Henry VIII wil daarom zijn huwelijk met Katherine van Aragon ongeldig laten verklaren en met Anne Boleyn trouwen. De paus en het grootste deel van Europa zijn ertegen. Uiteindelijk betekent deze kwestie zelfs de ondergang van Henry's adviseur, kardinaal Wolsey. Er ontstaat een machtsvacuüm en een impasse. Zoon van een brute smid, politiek genie, omkoper, mannetjesputter en charmeur: het is Thomas Cromwell die in deze impasse stapt. In zijn niet te stuiten opmars naar de macht heeft hij al heel wat regels van een rigide klassenmaatschappij gebroken, en als het moet breekt hij er nog wat meer. Cromwell staat op uit de puinhopen van persoonlijke rampspoed - het verlies van zijn jonge gezin en van Wolsey, zijn geliefde baas - en behendig vindt hij zijn weg naar en door het koninklijk hof, waar man is wolf to man. Tegen alles en iedereen in is hij bereid Engeland te hervormen naar zijn en Henry's wensen. Wolf Hall is een superieure roman waarin Cromwell en zijn tijdgenoten worden neergezet op een manier die de beperking van het historische verhaal volledig ontstijgt. Nooit eerder werd deze periode uit de Engelse, of eigenlijk Europese, geschiedenis zó meeslepend en gelaagd verteld. Een zeer terechte winnaar van de Man Booker Prize! 'Dit is een prachtig en diepmenselijk boek, een donkere spiegel die ze ophoudt voor onze eigen wereld. Hilary Mantel is een van onze moedigste en tegelijkertijd meest briljante schrijvers.' - The Observer 'Briljant. (...) Het is terecht geprezen om het feit dat ze de mogelijkheden voor de historische roman opnieuw heeft uitgevonden.' - Evening Standard 'Een superieur episch werk.' - Kate Mosse

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Mike Poulton,Hilary Mantel

THE STORY: Mike Poulton’s two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novels is a thrilling portrait of a brilliant manipulator navigating a high-stakes political landscape. WOLF HALL begins in England in 1527. King Henry VIII needs a male heir, and his anger grows as months pass without the divorce he craves. Into this volatile court enters the commoner Thomas Cromwell. Once a mercenary and now a master politician, he sets out to grant King Henry’s desire while methodically and ruthlessly pursuing his own Reforming agenda.

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Thomas Cromwell was a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events and ruthless in the pursuit of his own ambitions in politics. His reforming agenda in the court of Henry VIII is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009 'Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.'

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England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. From one of our finest living writers, WOLF HALL that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.

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Mantel Hillary

Anglia, 1520. Henric al VIII-lea doreste sa anuleze casatoria cu Caterina de Aragon si sa o ia de sotie pe Anne Boleyn. Poporul si Europa catolica se opun. Un singur om indrazneste sa-si puna in joc viata pentru a castiga bunavointa regelui: Thomas Cromwell, un personaj original, deopotriva fermecator si ticalos, idealist si oportunist, fin cunoscator al caracterului uman si cu o energie fara seaman. Politician desavarsit, intarit de pierderea familiei, de neclintit in ambitia sa, Cromwell isi croieste cu abilitate drum intr-o lume in care „omul este lup pentru om“. Opunandu-se parlamentului, politicii de stat si papalitatii, Cromwell este pregatit sa redefineasca Anglia conform vointei lui Henric si propriilor sale dorinte. Dar Henric este schimbator: binevoitor intr-o zi, gata sa ucida in alta. Cu un stil inimitabil, Hilary Mantel infatiseaza tabloul unei societati in prag de schimbare, in care indivizii lupta cu propriul destin sau il accepta cu pasiune si curaj. Romanul recreeaza o perioada in care succesul ofera puteri nelimitate, dar o singura greseala aduce moartea.

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Hilary Mantel

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph? In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.

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Thomas Cromwell era il figlio di un fabbro di Putney. Un uomo capace di redigere un contratto e addestrare un falco, di disegnare una mappa e sedare una rissa, di arredare una casa e corrompere una giuria. Architetto machiavellico del regno di Enrico VIII e artefice dei destini della dinastia dei Tudor, il protagonista del pluripremiato romanzo di Hilary Mantel emerge qui in tutta la sua contraddittoria umanità. Cromwell venuto dal nulla, dedito ai mestieri più disparati – mercenario in Francia, banchiere a Firenze, commerciante di tessuti ad Anversa – in virtù delle sole doti intellettuali; Cromwell, di cui il re si servirà per ottenere il divorzio da Caterina d’Aragona e sposare Anna Bolena, dando così un nuovo corso alla storia della Chiesa inglese. Hilary Mantel ci dà un ritratto dell’Inghilterra dei Tudor nel quale il fascino di un’epoca lontana conosce uno splendore rinnovato, che pur senza tradire la cronaca degli eventi nulla ha in comune con la polverosa distanza di una remota pagina di storia: perché in Wolf Hall riusciamo a sentire l’odore acre della lana impregnata dalla pioggia e della terra sotto i piedi, il rilievo delle ossa sotto la pelle, il solco lasciato dai carri nel fango, il fruscio dei topi nei materassi. La pregnanza della scrittura di un’autrice già celeberrima in patria, che dà ora voce e sostanza al suo capolavoro, dilaga in una decodifica, ironica e precisa, della corte inglese: fino a mostrarne l’ossatura segreta, a ribaltarne le prospettive e il canone. E a regalarci un affresco storico straordinario.

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Hilary Mantel

England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. From one of our finest living writers, WOLF HALL that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.

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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum and a deadlock. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. The son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a bully and a charmer, Cromwell has broken all the rules of a rigid society in his rise to power, and is preparing to break some more. Rising from personal disaster - the loss of his young family and of Wolsey, his beloved patron - he picks his way deftly through a court where -man is wolf to man.' Pitting himself against parliament, the political establishment and the papacy, he is prepared to reshape England to his own and Henry's desires. In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, Wolf Hall re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.

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Assuming the power recently lost by the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell counsels a mercurial Henry VIII on the latter's efforts to marry Anne Boleyn against the wishes of Rome and many of his people, a successful endeavor that comes with a dangerous price. By the Hawthornden Prize-winning author of Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. 40,000 first printing.

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"Kast Cromwell i fangehullet om morgenen, og om aftenen vil han sidde på en blød pude og spise lærketunger, og alle fangevogterne vil skylde ham penge." Året er 1527, og England er på randen af sammenbrud. Henry VIII sidder på tronen, men har ingen arving. Hans nærmeste rådgiver, kardinal Wolsey, har fået pålagt at opnå skilsmisse, så kongen kan blive gift med Anne Boleyn. Men paven nægter - og Wolsey falder. Wolseys fald baner vejen for hans protegé, den ambitiøse Thomas Cromwell. Søn af en brutal smed, politisk geni, forfører, bølle og en mand med et særligt talent for at manipulere mennesker og begivenheder. Han er hensynsløs i forfølgelsen af egne interesser og går ikke af vejen for at lægge sig ud med parlamentet, den herskende adel og selveste pavedømmet i sit forsøg på at reformere og genrejse England efter kongens og egne ønsker. Wolf Hall er en storslået, moderne og mesterligt fortalt roman om opkomlingen Thomas Cromwells vej til magtens allerøverste tinder - om magtens skønhed og brutalitet, om det politiske spil og hoflivets psykologi, og om hvordan én mands begær får vidtrækkende religiøse, politiske og sociale konsekvenser, der giver genlyd langt ud i resten af Europa.

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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his advisor, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum and a deadlock. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. The son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a bully and a charmer, Cromwell has broken all the rules of a rigid society in his rise to power. Narrowly escaping personal disaster—the loss of his young family and of Wolsey, his beloved patron—he picks his way deftly through a court where “man is wolf to man.” Pitting himself against parliament, the political establishment and the papacy, he is prepared to reshape England to his own and Henry’s desires. In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. Wolf Hall re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hair’s breadth, where success brings unlimited power, but a single failure means death.

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Winners of the Man Booker Prize and hugely successful stage plays in London's West End and on Broadway, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies bring history to life for a whole new audience having now been adapted into a six-part television series by the BBC and PBS Masterpiece. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, master of deadly intrigue, and implacable in his ambition.

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Although the Seymours arrived with the Normans, it is with Jane, Henry VIII's third queen, and her brothers - Edward, Duke of Somerset, and Thomas, Lord Seymour of Sudeley - that they became prominent. Jane bore Henry his longed-for son, Edward VI, and both her brothers achieved prominence through her. Her brother Edward was central to Henry's activities in Scotland and became Lord Protector for the young king, his nephew, a hugely powerful position. Thomas married Henry's sixth wife, Catherine Parr, and after her death in 1548 aimed to marry Princess Elizabeth (the future Elizabeth I), with whom he had flirted when she was in Catherine's care, and for this he was executed for high treason. Edward fell foul of his fellow councillors and was also executed. Edward's son was restored to the title of Lord Hertford by Elizabeth I, but was sent to the Tower when it emerged that he had secretly married Jane Grey's sister, Catherine, who was Elizabeth's protestant heir. Both her marriage and pregnancy were an affront to the queen. This is the epic rise and fall of the family at the heart of the Tudor court and of Henry VIII's own heart; he described Jane as 'my first true wife' and left express orders to be buried next to her tomb at Windsor Castle. The family seat of Wolfhall or 'Wolf Hall' in Wiltshire is long gone, but it lives on as an icon of the Tudor age.

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A two-ebook edition of Hilary Mantel’s bestselling novels: Wolf Hall, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009, and Bring Up the Bodies, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012. Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the first two instalments in Hilary Mantel’s Tudor trilogy, have gathered readers and praise in equal and enormous measure. They have been credited with elevating historical fiction to new heights and animating a period of history many thought too well known to be made fresh. Through the eyes and ears of Thomas Cromwell, the books’ narrative prism, we are shown Tudor England, the court of King Henry VIII. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. In Wolf Hall we witness Cromwell’s rise, beginning as clerk to Cardinal Wolsey, Henry’s chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. He is soon to become his successor. By 1535, when the action of Bring Up the Bodies begins, Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife. Anne’s days, though, are marked. Cromwell watches as the king falls in love with silent, plain Jane Seymour, sensing what Henry’s affection will mean for his queen, for England, and for himself.