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Revelation Spring 1543 King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr whom he wants for his sixth wife But this time the object of his affections is resisting Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies Meanwhile a teenage boy a religious maniac has been placed in the Bedlam hospital for the insane When an old friend of Matthew Shardlake is murdered his investigations leads to connections to both and to the prophecies of the book of Revelation Shardlake follows a trail of horrific murders that are igniting frenzied talk of witchcraft and demonic possession For what else would the Tudor mind make of a serial killer



10 thoughts on “Revelation

  1. says:

    CJ Sansom continues with his great set of Tudor era historical mysteries tapping into some of the controversies of the time to spin intricate tales sure to keep the reader enthralled Matthew Shardlake has taken on uite a complicated case when asked to defend a young man who has been locked away in a mental facility His crime excessive praying and zealousness leaves many wonde


  2. says:

    45★ “The water under the ice was red bright red My heart began thumping painfully By their short black robes the two young men standing staring into the fountain were students ‘There’s – there’s a man in the fountain’ he said in a trembling voice The other student pointed at something sticking out of the water ‘That – that’s a foot’ But I sat transfixed by w


  3. says:

    We are in a mad and furious world Matthew Mundus furiosus Each side railing against the other preaching full of rage and hatred The radicals foretelling the end of the world To the conversion of some and the confusion of many 'Revelation' by CJ SansomThis is the fourth book of the Shardlake Series which has become an unexpected favourite of mine I say unexpected because I often don't


  4. says:

    The fourth installment in this excellent series and it is easily worth five stars One of the best things about these books is the delightful way the author discusses all the details of the lifestyle of Tudor England I have always found this a fascinating period of history and CJ Sansom knows how to make the most of it In this book Matthew Shardlake our daring hunchback lawyerdetective is


  5. says:

    Straight into the saddle with a uick update of where we are in terms of Henry VIII’s life the key players that surround him which acuaints us swiftly with Tudor life And we’re off Shardlake takes on a case with political religious connotations afoot which align to professional suicide so all warn him then the murders start Are they linked? And then the guessing game begins Its a grand se


  6. says:

    The most enjoyable part of the book was meeting my ancestors in the streets of Shardlake's Tudor London Hot gospeller spellbound by Revelation worshippers of the newly translated literal word of the Lord folk who replaced Popish fancies with maniacal endtimes wishes that have been passed down in my family from that day to this Thank you CJ Sansom for letting me peer into those origins Once again


  7. says:

    This is the fourth novel in the series featuring lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak This is one of the darkest most unsettling books in the series involving Shardlake and Barak in the hunt for a Tudor serial killer who has an obsession with the book of Revelations and a client who is declared insane and sent to the BedlamKing Henry is planning to take another wife and is busy tryi


  8. says:

    With this installment in the Matthew Shardlake series I think I can safely say that CJ Sansom has taken his place as my second favorite modern author Sharon Kay Penman being my favorite I have given this book some time to swirl around in my mind since I finished it and I'm still not sure that I can do it justiceNobody brings Tudor England to life the way Sansom does The sights smells soundsit is easy fo


  9. says:

    Another great instalment in one of my favourite series It’s so sad I hear literally no one talk about these Anyone who’s a fan of Tudor England and mysteries will adore them There so well written and keep you interested throughout despite the length of the novels I must say I prefer the ones that are set in London rather than else where This one and book two are both set in London and are my favourites


  10. says:

    I really enjoy this series of mystery novels set in the reign of Henry VIII The author has a gift for weaving the historical backstory into the mystery and generating a very evocative atmosphere of London in the 16th century Through the characters and other story lines running through the novel many pictures of daily life emerge including the practice of Medicine at the time the workings of the sewerage system


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About the Author: C.J. Sansom

Christopher John CJ 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 uitting in order to work full time as a writerHe came to promi