This is an in-depth look into the decisions made by Henry VIII and his adviser Thomas Crumwell (or Cromwell). While fictional, it feels like a non-fiction look at the time period, using real letters, statements and documents from the time. This is not a book that put any of the characters in a good light, I did not like any of them, but this probably showed the true nature of the men that they were. While I can say that I love all things Tudor, this was a different read for me; I usually read from a women's point of view or from a very character driven plot. This was more politically driven with backhanded deals and plotting. I learned the most about Crumwell and his major role in influencing Henry VIII.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review