Wolf Hall – Episode 3 Review

Through the Eyes of Anne Boleyn

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (book cover) Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (book cover)

The first part of this week’s Wolf Hall episode was very strange. It started with Cromwell telling Katherine of Aragon that she has to move to the Moors. Katherine complains that Henry left without saying goodbye and about trying to make himself head of the church. The strange part was that Princess Mary was with her and she also looked older than I’ve read and expected her to be. As most know, Mary was not allowed to see her mother, and royal children didn’t stay with their mothers anyway. It was a glaring error right at the start that, despite being fiction, was hard to overlook.

Katherine of Aragon and Princess Mary Katherine of Aragon and Princess Mary

In this series, Anne Boleyn makes a very good point. She says “people should say whatever will keep them alive”. Back then, there seemed to be two kinds of people. People…

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