This is a preview of a premium article. Subscribe or Log In to gain access. Book Reviews Most Hated Man or Essential Fixer? Two Accounts of Thomas Cromwell and the Uses of Power In a world where ideologues such as Thomas More are prized for standing on principle there is need for the fixers like Cromwell, without whom the machinery of state would grind to a halt. By Susan Altschul Issue 28 Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall. New York: Henry Holt, 2009. 532 pages.Subscribe or Log In to read more.