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Dissolution Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries and England is full of informers At the monastery of Scarnsea events have spiralled out of control with the murder of Commissioner Robin Singleton Matthew Shardlake a lawyer and his assistant are sent to investigate



10 thoughts on “Dissolution

  1. says:

    ”’This is not Thomas More’s Utopia a nation of innocent savages waiting only for God’s word to complete their happiness This is a violent realm stewed in the corruption of a decadent church’‘I know’‘The papists will use every means to present us from building the christian commonwealth and so God’s blood I will use every means to overcome them’‘I am


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    I very rarely bother with crime novels The genre feels overdone and well a little bit boring To me it all looks like the same regurgitated story I blame the terrible police dramas on television; they make me yawn when I see how stupid they are I did a two year course in forensic science and it never ceases to amaze me how the writers of these television shows think that weari


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    I have a special affinity for historical mysteries and Dissolution is one of the good examples of this genre at least for me The novel is the first installment in Matthew Shardlake series The action is set in the time of infamous king Henry VIII and it has as main character a hunchback lawyer under the service of the eually famous and controversial figure Thomas Cromwell The title


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    This is a reread for me the first in this historical series set in Tudor England that introduces and establishes the lawyer Matthew Shardlake afflicted by a deformity he was born with leaving him in constant pain Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries intending to profit greatly from them This has created a febrile atmosphere of religious unrest with Catholics being


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    I enjoyed reading this historical fiction book recommended by GR friend Ingrid The book is set in 1537 England Henry VIII has left the Catholic church and the country is divided between those faithful to the new Church of England with Henry VIII as its head and the Catholic church A royal commissioner is murdered in the monastery of Scarnsea on the southeast coast of England Thomas Cromwell


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    Dissolution Dissolution is the first book from CJ Sansom in the Matthew Shardlake series set during the reign of King Henry VIII and his Chief Minister Thomas Cromwell The Catholic Church in 1536 is being eradicated in Britain and the Dissolution of the monasteries has begun – by 1540 no monasteries would be left The tensions in the country are high between those loyal to King Henry and those


  7. says:

    Even though I read a lot of history I've never been a fan of historical fiction and so when one of the book clubs to which I belong picked this novel as a monthly read I approached it with some trepidation For the most part though I was pleasantly surprised and I enjoyed the book than I expected to Dissolution is set in England and the action takes place over a couple of extremely cold and snowy wee


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    5★“He Thomas Cromwell was holding up a casket small box and studying the contents with a contemptuous frown his wide narrow lipped mouth down turned above his lantern chin His jaw held thus made me think of a great trap that at any moment might open and swallow one whole with a casual gulp”And with a brutal gulp Cromwell dissolved and swallowed the monasteries across England beginning with smaller o


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    In the debut novel of this Tudor era series CJ Sansom lays the groundwork for what could be a great set of historical mysteries After King Henry VIII enacted the dissolution of all monasteries across England Thomas Cromwell sent commissioners out to ensure the rules were followed in short order After one such man Robin Singleton was reported slain at the monastery in Scarnsea Cromwell calls for an investigatio


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    “A realistic view of fallen mankind” 35 starsI don’t recall how this series got on my radar but when a good friend starting reading and loving the series I had to bump it up on my “to read” pileI will admit that “Dissolution” took me a while to get into despite the fact that its setting and subject matter are right up my alley The reason is because initially it reminded me in terms of plot points of


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