The Sunday Times’ Culture section today printed several letters from women who have fallen for Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell. (See also our own Crystallised Ginger’s comment on the 26 February) The final word, however, came from a Mr Ian Duckworth:

I feel I am unqualified to comment on the attractiveness of Thomas Cromwell, but he strikes me as a man who could easily lose his head over a woman…