As the hype builds for the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall viewers are becoming increasingly confused by a certain aspect of the trailers and plot leaks.
“I thought is was based on real people,” said villager Julie Kettle. “But Henry VIII has advisers like Thomas Cromwell and Cardinal Wolsey who were from working class backgrounds. You just have to look at the current Cabinet to know that that would never happen, it must all be fake.”
“On the other hand it’s a drama not a documentary so I reckon they’ve made all this humble backgrounds stuff up,” she added. “Because the alternative is that social mobility in this country is actually worse now than it was when no one had a vote and the ruler was a despotic gut-bucket who could have you killed on a whim. Surely one of these scenarios is a fantasy?”