Dramatis Personae – The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

Catherine Meyrick

I have been savouring The Mirror and the Light for about a month now and, like most people, when I think of Thomas Cromwell I think of Mark Rylance although I know he looks nothing like Cromwell. Apart from the major players, I have no idea what many of the other characters looked like. So I have draw together portraits of some of the recurring characters, particularly those of Cromwell’s household. I suspect others have done this already but my Google skills have failed me and I could not find anyone else’s collection of images.

The Cromwell Household

Thomas Cromwell
Workshop of Hans Holbein
Public domain

Richard Williams known as Cromwell
Thomas Cromwell’s nephew
by a follower of Hans Holbein
Public domain

Ralph Sadler
Workshop of Hans Holbein
Public Domain

Elizabeth Seymour
Wife of Gregory Cromwell
Hans…

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