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Matthew Shardlake is involved in trying to defend a young girl accused of murdering her young cousin. His involvement in such a case, apparently cut and dried, brings him once more to the attention of the King's chief minister Thomas Cromwell. The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary weapon, has been discovered and Cromwell wants it for his master. When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the owners murdered and the secret missing. He must follow...
King Henry VIII of England solved his marital and financial problems by making himself head of the Church. But he threw his country into chaos. The seats of learning and privilege, the monasteries, had to be dissolved as a result. Commissioner Robin Singleton was sent by Lord Thomas Cromwell to investigate stories of lechery and illegal land sales at the Monastery at Scarnsea. He was murdered for his trouble; a bloody beheading. Hunchbacked lawyer Mat...
Dissolution – a Novel of Tudor England
Dissolution – a Novel of Tudor England C.J. Sansom Viking Penguin, 2003, 387 PP ISBN: 0-670-03203-4 This is a mystery set in Tudor England. King Henry VIII had severed the Church's ties with Rome a few years before and the country is in turmoil as Protestant reformers struggle to impose their version of reform on the Catholic Church in England while the Catholic hierarchy in England struggles to preserve the right to maintain the traditional doct...
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