An enthralling novel about Henry VIII's controversial dissolution of the monasteries.
'The most immersive book I've ever read ... Truly brings Tudor England to life' Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Times
'One of the finest historical novels ever written' TLS
A forgotten literary masterpiece, The Man on a Donkey is less about the great figures who shape historical change and more about what it's like to live through it.
This is a sweeping, immersive historical novel that invites the reader to inhabit Tudor history as it unfolds: Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon; Robert Aske's rebels fighting the Dissolution of the Monasteries; the machinations of Cardinal Wolsey and Anne Boleyn.
It is, quite simply, one of the finest historical novels ever written.
'A masterpiece' Eamon Duffy
'A classic of historical fiction ... Captures all the poignant strangeness of the era' Hilary Mantel