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Sovereign (Shardlake) Book
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Autumn 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as assisting with legal work processing petitions to the King Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission -- to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation. But the murder of a local glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries connected not only to the prisoner in York Castle but to the royal family itself. And when Shardlake and Barak stumble upon a cache of secret papers which could threaten the Tudor throne a chain of events unfolds that will lead Shardlake facing the most terrifying fate of the age ...'Sansom is a master storyteller' Guardian 'So compulsive that until you reach its final page you'll have to be almost physically prised away from it' Sunday Times 'Deeper stronger and subtler than The Name of the Rose' Independent on Sunday
It is autumn 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there. Accompanied by a thousand soldiers and his fifth wife Catherine Howard the King is to attend an extravagant submission of the local gentry at York.
The third novel in the compelling Shardlake series Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew...
- C. J. Sansom
- 16 March 2007
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