Wolf Hall: A Bi-Weekly Deep-Dive

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Join other readers of Wolf Hall as we make our way through the first book in Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy. We discuss as we read, which allows us to spend time with each part of the book intentionally. What is the difference, truly, between history and fiction? How do we recognize a monster before it’s too late? What value is there in truth if belief is easier? These are some of the themes we’ll explore.


Dates/Times/Assignments

February

16 February 2022, 6 o’clock p.m. ET: Part I, Chapters 1-3

  • Across the Narrow Sea. 1500.
  • Paternity. 1527.
  • At Austin Friars. 1527

March

2 March 2022, 6 o’clock p.m. ET: Part 2, Chapters 1-3

  • Visitation. 1529.
  • An Occult History of Britain. 1521-1529
  • Make or Mar. All Hallows 1529.

16 March 2022, 6 o’clock p.m. ET: Part 3, Chapters 1-3 [Purim]

  • Three-Card Trick. Winter 1529-Spring 1530.
  • Entirely Beloved Cromwell. Spring-December 1530.
  • The Dead Complain of their Burial. Christmastide. 1530.

30 March 2022, 6 o’clock p.m. ET: Part 4, Chapters 1-3

  • Arrange Your Face. 1531.
  • “Alas, What Shall I Do for Love?” Spring 1532.
  • Early Mass. November 1532.

April

13 April 2022, 6 o’clock p.m. ET: Part 5, Chapters 1-3

  • Anna Regina. 1533.
  • Devil’s Spit. Autumn and Winter 1533.
  • A Painter’s Eye. 1534.

27 April 2022, 6 o’clock p.m. ET: Part 6, Chapters 1-3

  • Supremacy. 1534.
  • The Map of Christendom. 1534-1535.
  • To Wolf Hall. July 1535.

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