Booker Prize 2012: Mantel’s tale drips with the often putrid scents of the Tudor age

Many, many congratulations to Hilary Mantel on her second Man Booker Prize for Bring Up the Bodies! She has set the standard for a new level of mastery of historical fiction and brought Tudor history to a wider public.

The Daily Telegraph asked me for an historian’s view on Mantel’s win, which you can read here.