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Episode 8: Rebellion

Anton Lesser continues the long-awaited finale to Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning Thomas Cromwell series. Today: rebels in the north are brought to heal, but at great cost to Henry.

Anton Lesser continues the long-awaited finale to Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning Thomas Cromwell series.

The winter of 1536 has seen violent uprisings in the North with rebel forces protesting against Henry’s break with Rome and Cromwell’s ruthless dealings with the monasteries. The rebels are finally brought to heal, but at great financial cost to Henry, and to Cromwell’s reputation.

Writer: Hilary Mantel
Reader: Anton Lesser
Abridger: Katrin Williams
Producer: Justine Willett

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