Sovereign / C.J. Sansom.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: When Henry VIII sets out to quell rebellion in the north and transport a dangerous conspirator back to London for questioning, lawyer Matthew Shardlake finds himself investigating the murder of a local glazier with unsettling ties to the royal family.
    • ISBN:
      9780670038312 : HRD
      0670038318 : HRD
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    • ABNT:
      SANSOM, C. J. Sovereign. [s. l.]: Viking, 2007. ISBN 9780670038312. Disponível em: Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Sansom CJ. Sovereign. Viking; 2007. Accessed August 15, 2020.
    • APA:
      Sansom, C. J. (2007). Sovereign. Viking.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sansom, C. J. 2007. Sovereign. Viking.
    • Harvard:
      Sansom, C. J. (2007) Sovereign. Viking. Available at: (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sansom, CJ 2007, Sovereign, Viking, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Sansom, C. J. Sovereign. Viking, 2007. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sansom, C. J. Sovereign. Viking, 2007.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sansom CJ. Sovereign [Internet]. Viking; 2007 [cited 2020 Aug 15]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2007 March #2

/*Starred Review*/ The third installment in the author's historical mystery series featuring Matthew Shardlake whisks dedicated readers (note the book's length) off to the north of England--the city of York, to be specific--as the city prepares for its turn to host King Henry VIII's "progress" through the northern regions of his kingdom, the purpose of which is to settle local legal disputes. Shardlake, one smart guy, is a London lawyer who has, this time out, been appointed to travel to York to help prepare cases for presentation before His Majesty. The king's chief minister, Archbishop Cramner, has also employed Shardlake for another task: to ensure the safekeeping of a man currently imprisoned in York, charged with conspiracy against the crown, and make certain he is kept well enough for removal to London for further "interrogation." And once in York, a third task falls upon our man Shardlake. Atmosphere abounds in this marvelously drawn novel, which essentially is all about conspiracies to unseat King Henry, centered on resistance to his dynasty and his Protestantism, which were both unpopular in the North. ((Reviewed March 15, 2007)) Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2007 January #5

Sansom's engrossing third historical featuring Matthew Shardlake (after 2005's Dark Fire ) finds the hunchbacked barrister at the vortex of strife-torn Tudor England in the rainy autumn of 1541. Northern Britain anxiously awaits the arrival of the Great Progress taking Henry VIII and an entourage of thousands toward York to quell a fresh rebellion. Recently appointed a legal counsel for the Progress, Shardlake has a secret mission from Archbishop Cranmer to guarantee the safe return to London of imprisoned conspirator Sir Edward Broderick. With his trusted assistant, Jack Barak, Shardlake also investigates the death of master glazier Peter Oldroyd, a suspected papist, who fell from his ladder and was impaled on glass shards. Their search of Oldroyd's house reveals intriguing documents that question the royal line of succession and even impugn Henry. Despite complex court politics and several attempts on his life, Shardlake stalwartly maintains his integrity while searching for truth amid the "vipers' nest" of Henry's court. (Apr.)

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