Thomas Cromwell biography for Hodder

Thomas Cromwell biography for Hodder

Hodder & Stoughton has commissioned a biography of Henry VIII's chief minister Thomas Cromwell, written by historian Tracy Borman.

Assistant editor Maddy Price acquired world rights to Thomas Cromwell, and a second book, from Julian Alexander at LAW, in her first deal for the publisher.

Cromwell is the central character in Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall trilogy, which has twice won the Man Booker Prize, and is currently being made into an RSC play and a BBC television drama.

Borman is joint chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces and chief executive of the Heritage Education Trust, and has previously written books on subjects including royal mistress Henrietta Howard and the women of Elizabeth I's court.

Thomas Cromwell will be published in hardback, trade paperback and e-book in autumn 2014. The second book, an as-yet-untitled title on the Tudor period, will be published in 2016.