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The Resource Tombland, C.J. Sansom

Tombland, C.J. Sansom

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Tombland
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Tombland
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C.J. Sansom
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eng
Summary
Spring, 1549.Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos. The nominal king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Protestants is stirring discontent among the populace while the Protector's prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure and threatens to involve France. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry. Since the old King's death, Matthew Shardlake has been working as a lawyer in the service of Henry's younger daughter, the Lady Elizabeth. The gruesome murder of the wife of a distant Norfolk relation of Elizabeth's mother, John Boleyn - which could have political implications for Elizabeth - brings Shardlake and his assistant Nicholas Overton to the summer assizes at Norwich. There they are reunited with Shardlake's former assistant Jack Barak. The three find layers of mystery and danger surrounding the death of Edith Boleyn, as a second murder is committed. And then East Anglia explodes, as peasant rebellion breaks out across the country. The yeoman Robert Kett leads a force of thousands in overthrowing the landlords and establishing a vast camp outside Norwich. Soon the rebels have taken over the city, England's second largest. Barak throws in his lot with the rebels; Nicholas, opposed to them, becomes a prisoner in Norwich Castle; while Shardlake has to decide where his ultimate loyalties lie, as government forces in London prepare to march north and destroy the rebels. Meanwhile he discovers that the murder of Edith Boleyn may have connections reaching into both the heart of the rebel camp and of the Norfolk gentry
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Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos. King, Edward VI is just eleven years old; religious strife and war with Scotland have led to economic collapse. Matthew Shardlake, working as a lawyer in the service of Henry's younger daughter Elizabeth, travels with his companion Nicholas to the lady's summer estate to investigate a pair of murders. As the kingdom explodes into rebellion, Shardlake must decide where his loyalties lie -- with his kingdom, or with his lady?
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10736082
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NRML
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Sansom, C. J
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
The Shardlake Series
Series volume
7
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  • Shardlake, Matthew (Fictitious character)
  • Lawyers
  • Murder
  • Kett's Rebellion, England, 1549
  • Great Britain
  • Norfolk (England)
Target audience
adult
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Tombland, C.J. Sansom
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000064313196
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
866 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447284499
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036268376
Label
Tombland, C.J. Sansom
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064313196
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
866 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447284499
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036268376

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