KINDLE [Dissolution]


Dissolution

DOWNLOAD · Dissolution Sioner Robin Singleton Matthew Shardlake a lawyer and his assistant are sent to investigate. 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 ones in 1536 and completing the dissolution of even the largest old ones by 1540 pensioning off a few monks but turning everyone else loose into the poor neighbouring townships The monasteries were infamous for hoarding wealth and Cromwell was determined to collect it to augment the royal coffers via the Court of Augmentations There they assess and divvy up the proceeds to buy up land for the Crown and cronies no pun intended and no it s from the Greek So nobody is looking after the poorBriefly the Pope wasn t happy about Henry VIII s annulremarry plans so Henry started his own church the Church of England with himself as the head Today s C of E is also known as the Anglican Church and ueen Elizabeth II is the Supreme Governor There is some historic religious connection to past centuries and influence from the Protestant Reformation but I d rather get back to the mysteryMatthew Shardlake tells the story He is a lawyer in his late 30s who is hampered by his deformed hunched back But he s intelligent and uick witted and Cromwell has been happy with Shardlake s work In the opening scene uoted above Cromwell commissions Shardlake to investigate the Monastery of Scarnsea after showing him a letter he has just received My master Singleton is foully murdered in the heart of the monastery in a most terrible manner He was found this morning in the kitchen in a lake of blood his head cut clean off Some great enemy of Your Lordship must have done this but all here deny it The church has been desecrated and the Great Relic of the Penitent Thief with its bloody nails is vanished away Please send help my lord and tell me what I should do So Shardlake and his talented loyal off sider Mark a handsome young ladies man set off in the wet blustery cold of an English winter to replace the murdered commissioner Cromwell was arguably the most feared man in England then and his commissioners struck terror into the hearts of even the most powerful abbots Hunchbacks were considered unlucky then so people tend to give Shardlake a wide berth which makes it easy to find privacy in the pubs and inns along their wayThe wintry weather the wind the bitter cold sent me to the firesides with them The monastery is just as miserable but the situation is hot with plenty of suspects In the winter Scarnsea is a hard place to break into but the monks and monastery staff would like to think the murderer came from outside Needless to say Shardlake does have to flash his credentials a few times when insisting he can demand access to everything Every single thing Every desk drawer every cupboard every cell He s as nervous about failing Cromwell as he is about being murdered Oh yes there are a couple deaths Did I forget to mention thatIt s a wonderful who dunnit with a colourful cast of very different characters well identified in welcome subtle ways by Sansom as they appear and reappear in the story It s so easy to get lost especially in historical fiction that it s refreshing to find an author who s not afraid to admit a reader might not have committed every name and scene to memory The list of Obedentiaries Monastery officials in the front is there if you need it tooThe cast includes civilians in the kitchen and on the grounds and our intrepid fellows both fall for the same bright pretty girl in the kitchen which causes some anguish and awkwardness but she is kind to our hunchbacked hero in spite of obviously favouring handsome younger Mark The townsfolk are desperately poor and starving and cold while the brothers eat well These are real people not just theatre props and I loved it allThere s a lot about religion with monks and everyone trying hard to remember not to use Catholic phrases in this new world One slip and you could end up being stretched on the rack tearing joints apart One seemingly mad monk has survived this only just But they do bend the rules When uestioning the time of a murder Shardlake asks This was at five o clock The clock had struck a little before Had Matins begun No Matins is sung late here Usually towards six St Benedict s rule prescribes midnight He smiled gently St Benedict wrote his rule for Italians sir not people who have to live through English winters The office is sung and God hears itMy kind of thinkingThere are interesting sidelights such as when they tour the premises Beer I noted Empty barrels Mark asked No full ones The monastery brewhouse has a monopoly in supplying the town s beer They can set the price It s in the founding charter Talk about a licence to print money No wonder Cromwell wants a piece of the actionThe language is appropriate to the era without being overly archaic or arcane I did uestion the phrase runcible peas as in Edward Lear s The Owl and the Pussycat poem which mentioned a runcible spoon many years later I also discovered that a runcible spoon sounds similar to my favourite piece of multi purpose cutlery the splade or spork depending on your preference But I digressThe story seems accurate and informative as well as entertaining I enjoyed the investigative process and I didn t guess the perpetrator In those times and in those dreadful conditions even I would have been tempted to murder Now though I m really looking forward to the next in the series Another Gospel Cults Alternative Religions and the New Age Movement lawyer and his assistant are sent to investigate. 5 He Thomas Cromwell was holding up a casket small box and studying the contents with a contemptuous frown his wide narrow The Big V lipped mouth down turned above his Domesticating Kelsen 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 ones in 1536 and completing the dissolution of even the Bravo Two Zero largest old ones by 1540 pensioning off a few monks but turning everyone else A Fems Playground loose into the poor neighbouring townships The monasteries were infamous for hoarding wealth and Cromwell was determined to collect it to augment the royal coffers via the Court of Augmentations There they assess and divvy up the proceeds to buy up , main basse sur le futur land for the Crown and cronies no pun intended and no it s from the Greek So nobody is Pnin late 30s who is hampered by his deformed hunched back But he s intelligent and uick witted and Cromwell has been happy with Shardlake s work In the opening scene uoted above Cromwell commissions Shardlake to investigate the Monastery of Scarnsea after showing him a 142 Ostriches letter he has just received My master Singleton is foully murdered in the heart of the monastery in a most terrible manner He was found this morning in the kitchen in a The Tentacle Monster Everyone Wanted lake of blood his head cut clean off Some great enemy of Your Lordship must have done this but all here deny it The church has been desecrated and the Great Relic of the Penitent Thief with its bloody nails is vanished away Please send help my Unpublished Revelations of the Prophets and Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Vol 1 lord and tell me what I should do So Shardlake and his talented Return to Red River loyal off sider Mark a handsome young Its a Christmas Thing The Christmas Tree Ranch #2 ladies man set off in the wet blustery cold of an English winter to replace the murdered commissioner Cromwell was arguably the most feared man in England then and his commissioners struck terror into the hearts of even the most powerful abbots Hunchbacks were considered unlucky then so people tend to give Shardlake a wide berth which makes it easy to find privacy in the pubs and inns along their wayThe wintry weather the wind the bitter cold sent me to the firesides with them The monastery is just as miserable but the situation is hot with plenty of suspects In the winter Scarnsea is a hard place to break into but the monks and monastery staff would Eve's Christmas like to think the murderer came from outside Needless to say Shardlake does have to flash his credentials a few times when insisting he can demand access to everything Every single thing Every desk drawer every cupboard every cell He s as nervous about failing Cromwell as he is about being murdered Oh yes there are a couple deaths Did I forget to mention thatIt s a wonderful who dunnit with a colourful cast of very different characters well identified in welcome subtle ways by Sansom as they appear and reappear in the story It s so easy to get Kill Without Shame ARES Security #2 lost especially in historical fiction that it s refreshing to find an author who s not afraid to admit a reader might not have committed every name and scene to memory The Dream Children little before Had Matins begun No Matins is sung Shoot em Up Maisie McGrane Mystery #3 late here Usually towards six St Benedict s rule prescribes midnight He smiled gently St Benedict wrote his rule for Italians sir not people who have to Method and Madness The Making of a Story live through English winters The office is sung and God hears itMy kind of thinkingThere are interesting sidelights such as when they tour the premises Beer I noted Empty barrels Mark asked No full ones The monastery brewhouse has a monopoly in supplying the town s beer They can set the price It s in the founding charter Talk about a Gone at Midnight licence to print money No wonder Cromwell wants a piece of the actionThe Wonder Woman Earth One Volume 2 language is appropriate to the era without being overly archaic or arcane I did uestion the phrase runcible peas as in Edward Lear s The Owl and the Pussycat poem which mentioned a runcible spoon many years Separated By Duty, United In Love (revised) later I also discovered that a runcible spoon sounds similar to my favourite piece of multi purpose cutlery the splade or spork depending on your preference But I digressThe story seems accurate and informative as well as entertaining I enjoyed the investigative process and I didn t guess the perpetrator In those times and in those dreadful conditions even I would have been tempted to murder Now though I m really Taking His OmegaFilling His OmegaExamining His OmegaPunishing His OmegaSharing His OmegaTeaching His Omega looking forward to the next in the series

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DOWNLOAD · Dissolution Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries and England is full of informers. 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 sorry if my judgement erred Some say you are soft Matthew he said uietly Lacking in fire and godly zeal even perhaps in loyalty Lord Cromwell had the trick of staring fixedly at you unblinking until you felt compelled to drop your gaze You would look up again to find those hard brown eyes still boring into you I felt my heart pound I had tried to keep my doubts my weariness to myself surely I had told nobody A view eastwards along the chancel of the church at the Cistercian monastery of Rievaulx Abbey in the Yorkshire Wolds The monastery was founded in the 12th century and abandoned during the Dissolution of the MonasteriesI had just been introduced to Matthew Shardlake when he is summoned to the office of Lord Thomas Cromwell Shardlake has become disillusioned about working for Cromwell It is arduous work reuiring travel hither and yon and mentally draining to see the look of fear and barely suppressed loathing that people feel for a representative of Cromwell To make matters worse the infirmity he was born with a hunchback continues to give him and trouble with each passing day Already weary in soul and feeling the physical toil of the past few years the last thing Shardlake wants to do is to be dispatched to the St Donatus monastery at Scarnsea But there has been a murder and not just any murder but the murder of a Cromwell representative while he was investigating the monastery for improprieties The killer was sending a very clear message to Cromwell by beheading his agent Cromwell s own head is lucky to still be setting suarely on his shoulders after he became such an ardent ally of the recently beheaded Anne Boleyn To prove his loyalty to Henry the 8th Cromwell is fervently enforcing the recent First Act of Succession 1536 dissolving as many monasteries as possible within the confines of the new law He is confiscating their lands and gold baubles to help bolster the King s treasury St Donatus is one of the larger monasteries all of whom hope to survive the purge Although anybody in the know realizes that Henry will not be happy with just a few when he can pass a law Second Act of Succession 1539 that will bring them all down Right now it is 1537 and Shardlake can offer some assurances to the abbot that the monastery can still be saved Haughmond Abbey The extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey including its abbots uarters refectory and cloisterThis was a time of uneasy alliances with Catholics swearing allegiance to the new church not because they necessary believed but because they wished to keep their property and to keep their heads attached to the rest of their bodies People used the new laws to settle old grievances turning their enemies in for Catholic devotion that reminds me of neighbors turning on neighbors in Germany under the Third Reich Protestants killing Catholics Catholics killing Protestants Good lord all so a king can bed a particularly crafty young lady who would settle for nothing less than the crown on her head before she ministered to the Kingly crown Anne Boleyn was a true Eve nearly bringing a kingdom down with her feminine wiles and her progressive religious ideas Think of the lives that would have been saved if Henry the 8th in one of his many mishaps had crushed his balls or better yet sliced his dinger off Are we to believe that his main objective in having so many wives was to procreate an heir Maybe so but truly in the course of doing so it is hard not to see him as bordering on sexual conuesting lunacy I know he was worried about starting a war with Spain and France but wouldn t this all have been easier and saved a lot of hanging beheading burnings etc if only Catherine of Aragon had say had an accident in the bath or had a bit of loose stone masonry fall on her head Not that I wish ill on Catherine She seems to be the one purity in this whole sordid mess but would thousands of lives been spared Shardlake with his rather comely male assistant in tow arrives at the monastery to discover that there are problems than just one murdered man Needless to say everyone is on edge knowing that the King s representative needs very little cause to close the monastery and confiscate their lands Shardlake finds a nest of barely repentant monks still clinging to their idols and traditions It is too much to expect that people can just flip a switch and do away with beliefs that have sustained them their whole lives The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey dissolved in 1539 following the execution of the Abbot on charges of treasonA monk is poisonedwhat did he know or what did he see An old murder comes to light of a young girl who once worked at the monastery Before long Shardlake wonders if he is chasing one murderer or three He soon discovers that the monastery keeps two sets of books and the missing blue book may be the very thing he needs to find to unmask at least one of the killers To make things even irritating for him he finds himself competing with his young assistant for the affections of a young lass who works in the infirmary of the monasteryShardlake is very dismissive of Catholicism a true believer in the Reformation but at the same time he is sickened by the lives that are being ruined needlessly He certainly feels the pressure to not only uncover the true murderers but also to reach solutions that will put him back in the good graces of Cromwell It is a time when people must deny their true nature whether they are homosexual Anabaptist or harboring affection for the Pope of Rome It is always tragic when people who have much in common than they have in disagreement are killing each other over the whims of Kings I will definitely be reading in this series I ve heard that the books just keep getting better and betterIf you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at A Fems Playground loyalty Lord Cromwell had the trick of staring fixedly at you unblinking until you felt compelled to drop your gaze You would , main basse sur le futur look up again to find those hard brown eyes still boring into you I felt my heart pound I had tried to keep my doubts my weariness to myself surely I had told nobody A view eastwards along the chancel of the church at the Cistercian monastery of Rievaulx Abbey in the Yorkshire Wolds The monastery was founded in the 12th century and abandoned during the Dissolution of the MonasteriesI had just been introduced to Matthew Shardlake when he is summoned to the office of Lord Thomas Cromwell Shardlake has become disillusioned about working for Cromwell It is arduous work reuiring travel hither and yon and mentally draining to see the Pnin last thing Shardlake wants to do is to be dispatched to the St Donatus monastery at Scarnsea But there has been a murder and not just any murder but the murder of a Cromwell representative while he was investigating the monastery for improprieties The killer was sending a very clear message to Cromwell by beheading his agent Cromwell s own head is 142 Ostriches lucky to still be setting suarely on his shoulders after he became such an ardent ally of the recently beheaded Anne Boleyn To prove his The Tentacle Monster Everyone Wanted loyalty to Henry the 8th Cromwell is fervently enforcing the recent First Act of Succession 1536 dissolving as many monasteries as possible within the confines of the new Unpublished Revelations of the Prophets and Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Vol 1 law He is confiscating their Return to Red River lands and gold baubles to help bolster the King s treasury St Donatus is one of the Its a Christmas Thing The Christmas Tree Ranch #2 larger monasteries all of whom hope to survive the purge Although anybody in the know realizes that Henry will not be happy with just a few when he can pass a Eve's Christmas law Second Act of Succession 1539 that will bring them all down Right now it is 1537 and Shardlake can offer some assurances to the abbot that the monastery can still be saved Haughmond Abbey The extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey including its abbots uarters refectory and cloisterThis was a time of uneasy alliances with Catholics swearing allegiance to the new church not because they necessary believed but because they wished to keep their property and to keep their heads attached to the rest of their bodies People used the new Kill Without Shame ARES Security #2 laws to settle old grievances turning their enemies in for Catholic devotion that reminds me of neighbors turning on neighbors in Germany under the Third Reich Protestants killing Catholics Catholics killing Protestants Good Dream Children lives that would have been saved if Henry the 8th in one of his many mishaps had crushed his balls or better yet sliced his dinger off Are we to believe that his main objective in having so many wives was to procreate an heir Maybe so but truly in the course of doing so it is hard not to see him as bordering on sexual conuesting Shoot em Up Maisie McGrane Mystery #3 lunacy I know he was worried about starting a war with Spain and France but wouldn t this all have been easier and saved a Method and Madness The Making of a Story lot of hanging beheading burnings etc if only Catherine of Aragon had say had an accident in the bath or had a bit of Gone at Midnight loose stone masonry fall on her head Not that I wish ill on Catherine She seems to be the one purity in this whole sordid mess but would thousands of Wonder Woman Earth One Volume 2 lives been spared Shardlake with his rather comely male assistant in tow arrives at the monastery to discover that there are problems than just one murdered man Needless to say everyone is on edge knowing that the King s representative needs very Separated By Duty, United In Love (revised) little cause to close the monastery and confiscate their Taking His OmegaFilling His OmegaExamining His OmegaPunishing His OmegaSharing His OmegaTeaching His Omega lands Shardlake finds a nest of barely repentant monks still clinging to their idols and traditions It is too much to expect that people can just flip a switch and do away with beliefs that have sustained them their whole The First Americans Beyond the Sea of IceCorridor of StormsForbidden LandWalkers of the WindBoxed Set lives The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey dissolved in 1539 following the execution of the Abbot on charges of treasonA monk is poisonedwhat did he know or what did he see An old murder comes to Soul Solution light of a young girl who once worked at the monastery Before To Challenge a Dragon long Shardlake wonders if he is chasing one murderer or three He soon discovers that the monastery keeps two sets of books and the missing blue book may be the very thing he needs to find to unmask at Without Faith lass who works in the infirmary of the monasteryShardlake is very dismissive of Catholicism a true believer in the Reformation but at the same time he is sickened by the

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DOWNLOAD · Dissolution At the monastery of Scarnsea events have spiralled out of control with the murder of Commis. 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 to the Catholic Church Cromwell himself is under scrutiny since his alliance with the now beheaded Ann Boleyn Shardlake is summoned to Thomas Cromwell s office and assigned to investigate the death of one of Cromwell s agents in St Donatus monastery at Scarnsea The agent is beheaded which in itself seems to be a message of some significance Shardlake is an intelligent astute lawyer that suffers physical deformity as a hunchback which creates a perception that somehow he is incapable and wouldn t that be a mistake Shardlake sets off for Scarnsea with his assistant Mark PoerThe historical nature and tone of the story are fabulously written and the attention to detail in dialogue and descriptions provides a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy this historical whodunit Shardlake is a brilliant central character providing that astonishing logic that makes this novel intriguing and captivating as he delicately investigates the murder at the monastery He knows only success will placate Cromwell and the dynamics of the political and religious tensions are palpableI would highly recommend this book as a murder mystery and Sansom understands the Tudor period so well that you feel the foreign and basic life of the period surround you Sansom has created a character that will run for uite a while

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  • Dissolution
  • C.J. Sansom
  • English
  • 15 April 2020
  • 9780330411967

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    KINDLE [Dissolution] 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 fi

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    KINDLE [Dissolution] 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 ord

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    KINDLE [Dissolution] 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 Henry's vicar genera

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    KINDLE [Dissolution] FREE DOWNLOAD Dissolution 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

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