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Lamentation (Matthew Shardlake, #6)

Lamentation (Matthew Shardlake, #6)

  • Title: Lamentation (Matthew Shardlake, #6)
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  • ISBN : 9780230744196
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 642 pages


As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart in the new installment of C.J Sansom s Shardlake series.Autumn, 1546 King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying His Protestant and Catholic councillors prepare for a final and decisive power struggle whoever wins will control the government The Catholics decide to focus thei As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart in the new installment of C.J Sansom s Shardlake series.Autumn, 1546 King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying His Protestant and Catholic councillors prepare for a final and decisive power struggle whoever wins will control the government The Catholics decide to focus their attack on Henry s sixth wife, the Protestant Queen Catherine Parr As Catherine begins to lose the King s favour, she turns to the shrewd, hunchbacked lawyer, Matthew Shardlake, to contain a potentially fatal secret.The Queen has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a Sinner, a memoir so radical that if it came to the King s attention, it could bring her and her courtly sympathizers to ruination The London printer into whose hands she entrusted the manuscript has been murdered, the book nowhere to be found.Shardlake s investigations take him down a trail that begins among printshops in the filthy backstreets of London, but leads him once to the labyrinthine world of court politics, where Protestant friends can be as dangerous as Catholic enemies, and those who will support either side to further their ambition are the most dangerous of all


Author C.J Sansom

Christopher John C.J Sansom is an English writer of crime novels He was born in 1952 and was educated at the University of Birmingham, where he took a BA and then a PhD in history After working in a variety of jobs, he decided to retrain as a solicitor He practised for a while in Sussex as a lawyer for the disadvantaged, before quitting in order to work full time as a writer.He came to promi




Lamentation (Matthew Shardlake, #6) Reviews (31)

  • Without doubt, the Shardlake series is my favourite historical mystery series ever Having re read the earlier books, I started the latest with anticipation C J Sansom has created a word so realistic that, as soon as you begin reading, you are back in that era it is all waiting for you, from the Inns [..]

  • If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.The De romanticization of Tudor England Lamentation by C.J SansomAre we born with the innate gift of writing stories I m not sure What I m pretty sure is that it takes than being born with a knack for words to write something worth readin [..]

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  • C.J Sansom is at the top of his genre with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries By mixing legal conundrums with controversies of the time, the reader is easily transported back in time and enveloped in stories that resonate throughout the centuries England is at war again, though it is no sove [..]

  • Another excellent book by C.J Sansom in the Matthew Shardlake series This is one of my favourite historical series Not just because Sansom writes about the period so well with the type of historical detail that makes you visualise the streets of London, the palaces and Inns of Court, but also becaus [..]

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