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Will the PBS series 'Wolf Hall' tarnish St. Thomas More's halo? | National Catholic Reporter

In celebration of the *Wolf Hall* premiere on PBS, a peek at the craftsmanship behind the show’s Tudor costumes.

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Wolf Hall - Queen Anne Boleyn on the hour of her execution, Claire Foy's wonderful portrayal of the doomed queen.

Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall. I don't really care about the historical and religious criticism going on about this show-It's damn good television and I freakin' love Wolf Hall and PBS ! #tomcrom

Real heartbreak behind tears of Wolf Hall's star

Wolf Hall:Thomas Cromwell Son of a Blacksmith to the Earl of Essex. Mercenary Soldier & Lawyer to The King's First Minister. Played by Mark Rylance

After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Henry VIII had a savvy adviser in Thomas Cromwell. The relationship between a blacksmith's son (Mark Rylance) and the Tudor king (Damian Lewis) is explored in 'Wolf Hall,' a six-part PBS Masterpiece miniseries.

Joanne Whalley as Katherine of Aragon in Wolf Hall (2015)

Catherine of Aragon, in the up-coming ' Wolf Hall', the 2015 TV mini-series

Richard Dillane as the Duke of Suffolk in Wolf Hall

Behind-the-scenes with the costume makers for Wolf Hall, Broadchurch and Doctor Who

A new trailer for the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall has been released, showing Damian Lewis as a sinister Henry VIII.

Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall.

Damian Lewis gets into character as King Henry VII for BBC drama

thomas-more-statue -Thomas was tried at Westminster Hall on July 1st 1535. He was found guilty of high treason and was sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. King Henry commutted his sentence to beheading. Thomas was beheaded on Tower Hill on the morning of July 6th, 1535, after saying the words- “I die the King’s good servant, but God’s first”.

Statue of Sir Thomas More. English lawyer, author, statesman and social philosopher.

Wolf Hall, 2015 (costume designer Joanna Eatwell)

Liz Cromwell, played by Natasha Little. Designing costumes for the middle class characters in Wolf Hall, in particular Cromwell’s sister-in-law, Johane, was 'exciting' said Joanna. (BBC/Company Productions Ltd)

Wolf Hall

The upper-class costumes get a lot of notice, but we're impressed by the historical accuracy of the gentry women's costumes in the BBC's Wolf Hall adaption.