Tudors Revisited

Back in June, I put up a post on the first season of Showtime’s The Tudors.  I enjoyed it but found it mostly a costume soap opera, heavy on the gratuitous sex scenes, light on the…

Wolf Hall

Excellent, excellent historical novel by Hilary Mantel.  Deservedly won Britain’s Booker Prize.  Probably not for everyone because it’s densely written and assumes at least some knowledge of Henry VIII and his deeply consequential jones for Anne…