Mantel's prize-winning novels put imaginary flesh on the skeletal historical record and gives us the complete picture of the Tudor courtier.
A new exhibition illustrates the British monarchy's transition from global powerhouse to modern celebrities. But idolised images reign.
Humphrey Llwyd quite literally put Wales on the map.
Martin Luther's Reformation resulted in Henry VIII making law changes which are still having an effect on today's Brexit negotiations.
The Scottish capital is reopening a well kept secret: one of the world's finest collections of vintage sound machines.
Under the Tudors, parliamentary sovereignty became paramount.
Henry VIII's Spanish queen, Catherine, introduced him to them and he is said to have eaten 20 at one sitting. Food for thought this Thanksgiving.
Historical insight is not the only thing that has been raised with the Mary Rose.
An assimilation of artistic, geographical and historical records offers the best reconstruction of the battle in which the Mary Rose sank yet.
Giles Fraser thinks that 'Brexit recycles the defiant spirit of the Reformation'. How wrong can he be?
David Cameron has pledged that Britain will take 20,000 Syrian refugees – but how did Henry VIII manage those in need 500 years ago?