Thomas Cromwell is dead, executed for “treason” but having been seriously undermined by other powerful forces around King Henry VIII. Sovereign is the 3rd book in CJ Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series, set in 1541 as King Henry embarks on his… Read More ›
It is now 1540, Henry VIII still on the throne and Matthew Shardlake the Lincoln’s Inn lawyer is defending a young woman accused of murdering her cousin. Dark Fire is book 2 in this series by CJ Sansom and one… Read More ›
The year is 1537, Henry VIII is on the throne of England, has separated the country from the Papal rule of Rome and declared himself as the supreme head of the church. This is the setting for Dissolution, the first… Read More ›
It is 1543 in Tudor England, Henry VIII is on the throne and is “pursuing” Catherine Parr to be his sixth, and final wife. Revelation is the 4th book in the Matthew Shardlake series written by C. J. Sansom, with… Read More ›
If you like novels set in Victorian England typified by Sherlock Holmes and Dickens then this book is for you. It has elements of a fantasy genre because it is set in an alternative England where magic is possible. If you enjoy my review you may like to know it’s available as a video series too.