Picking up where its prequel, Wolf Hall, left off, Bring Up the Bodies is the second installment of plays based on the trilogy by Hilary Mantel. These plays detail the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, a key player and powerful minister in the court of King Henry VIII of England.
Anne Boleyn has been crowned Queen of England. Despite her victory, she is still unable to provide Henry with a male heir. While she grows ever more desperate for his attentions, he turns his eye upon plain Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting. Cromwell, meanwhile is forced to navigate perilous waters as a chief minister