The Mirror and the Light

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The Mirror and the Light
Author Hilary Mantel
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Thomas Cromwell trilogy
Genre Historical fiction
Publisher Fourth Estate (UK)/ Henry Holt and Co. (US)
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Preceded by Bring Up the Bodies

The Mirror and the Light is an upcoming historical novel by Hilary Mantel, the final part of a planned trilogy charting the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, the powerful minister in the court of King Henry VIII.[1][2]


The Mirror and the Light is expected to cover the last four years of Cromwell's life, from the execution of Anne Boleyn (1536) to Cromwell's execution (1540).


  1. ^ "Hilary Mantel discusses Thomas Cromwell's past, presence and future". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Man Booker Prize won by Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies". BBC News. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

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