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Oh, I'm not feeling great. I probably deserve some compassion and have thus ended our fight.
Like, she needed a time-out and probably a snack? Just something to re-set her everything because she was trapped in a terrible loop.
Here is my uncontestable rankings of Hilary Mantel novels:
* Wolf Hall
* Bring up the Bodies
* A Place of Greater Safety
* The Giant, O'Brien
* Every Day is Mother's Day
* Vacant Possessions
Ackroyd can be a frustrating biographer; he overwrites sometimes. But he gets all the stuff about More in there that you could need.
Your point about "relatively objective" is an interesting one, and I'm curious what others come up with. More is a tough one for objectivity. The Catholics revere him as a saint. Secularists see him as a monster. (And I'm closer to that end of the spectrum -- but not fully.)