Well lots of questions, and in this blog we will see what we can come up with. The views, reasons and rancour are just some of the themes we will explore. One recurring viewpoint will be that of Master Red Ned Bedwell, the ubiquitous foot soldier at the sharp end of the changes in royal directions, and the observer of that tumultuous period of Tudor history. Ned has a unique position to report on events, in that he serves the men (and women) who serve the King. It is Ned’s duty to enact suggestions, commands, writs and statute, whether he does that willingly or not is a measure of his own personal battle between his better angel of conscience and his daemon of ambition. So see how Ned fares and what he thinks of those above him.
Starkey and Hilary Mantel discuss Henry VIII