Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself.
Winner of Galaxy National Book Awards: Waterstone's UK Author of the Year 2010 and Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009 and Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2010 and Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2010 and Spear's Book Awards: Novel of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 2010.