Re: Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall
You're confusing 2 different Cromwells, Hamlet. Hilary Mantel's novels are about Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's chief minister; Antonia Fraser's biography is about Oliver Cromwell, Charles I's chief beheader.
(Something I didn't know, though, was that Oliver Cromwell was the great-great-grandson of Thomas Cromwell's sister, Katherine - well, according to Wikipedia, anyway).
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. - George Bernard Shaw