The dead cluster around Thomas Cromwell in this darkly magnificent sequel to “Wolf Hall.” He keeps them with him, giving the names of his beloved wife and daughters to the falcons he flies with his king, Henry VIII, and nursing memories of his disgraced mentor, Cardinal Wolsey, whose persecutors will soon suffer Cromwell’s vengeance.

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