Sir Francis Bryan The First Rockstar?

Image for post
Image for post

With the U.S. release of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall on PBS this week, Americans will be re-introduced to the lure of England’s King Henry VIII. Many of us have shared a passion for this era in history for a while; yet others are learning of the intrigue and drama of this era for the first time. In Wolf Hall, Mantel paints a literary portrait of a very human Thomas Cromwell, a man who has been viewed by centuries of historians and authors as the henchman of King Henry. Cromwell was a common man who rose to prominence based on his own merits unlike most of the courtiers at the Henrician Court whose power was a consequence of birth.

Image for post
Image for post
Picture of Alan van Sprang as Sir Francis Bryan courtesy of The Tudors and Showtime (sho.com)
Image for post
Image for post

Written by

USA Today Bestselling Author. Follow me for current happenings, stories from history & the occasional tall tale. Atlanta GA

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store