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.
Praise for The Man on a Donkey:
'A classic of historical fiction... Blends real and invented characters and captures all the poignant strangeness of the era' Hilary Mantel
'One of the finest historical novels ever written' TLS
'A masterpiece' Eamon Duffy