I enjoyed the book mostly because it introduced me to a new world and made me look up some things I didn't know before.
One criticism I have is that the book fails to tell us why Cromwell does all he does. What motivates this guy (there is hint of greed but I didn't think that was enough to make him work that hard.) Thanks to the supplementary reading on the internet, I learned that he had a "vision." In the book his political and religious views, and the direction he wants England to take are not presented. It is almost as if everything happened by coincidence, and once he became close to the king he simply could not stop himself from doing as the king wished.
The prophetess (Holy Maid) said that once she got started she couldn't stop, she had to continue. I felt it was the same with Cromwell, once he became king's best friend he couldn't stop being a servant to all his wishes. That's how it comes across in the book.
But according to other historians and researchers that may not have been the actual case. He seems to have a certain goal (for England). According to some researches, he had his own ideologies and plans for England.
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