Cromwell has a family he cares for, becomes an ally to the minxy Anne Boleyn and has an overblown conflict with the monument to malevolence Thomas More. This was enthralling, good and an elegant study of the pathologically egocentric Cromwell and his mastery of the arrogant idiots at the Tudor court.
“Hans wants to paint me.”
“If a man spoke to you in that tone, you’d invite him to step outside and ask someone to hold your coat.”
“All that rabbit fur she is bundled up in...It looks as if it has been nibbled.”
“He has told Norris what she offers him and it doesn’t conduce to getting a child, I can tell you.”
“Seven years she schemed to be queen, and God protect us from answered prayers.”