Nothing Left Sacred

Nothing Left Sacred Henry VIII was famous for a number of things He was infamous for having married 6 times But, he is also infamous for one act which changed England forever Dissolution In his endeavor to wed Anne Boleyn, he enacted dissolution of the Catholic churches throughout his realm His chief ally in this was Thomas Crumwell aka Cromwell This novel is a fictional account of this tumultuous time Crumwell is given the task of dissolving all of the Catholic churches, abbeys, monasteries, etc throughout England The story also centers on the abbey at Glastonbury, which holds the shrine of King Arthur Crumwell soon becomes somewhat greedy and overzealous in his task Eventually he begins to focus on the Lutheran churches as well As Henry s life changes at, seemingly, every turn, Crumwell continues his mission until nothing sacred is left in England What will become of the brothers and sisters of the churches Can Crumwell be stopped I found this good good, but seemingly a little slow at times There were also a number of spelling errors that would not have been picked up by a spell check because they are also words For example quite instead of quiet There were others as well Also, at one point the author slips from the Crumwell spelling to Cromwell for a bit Minor annoyances, but did, for me, distract from the enjoyment of the novel But, despite that, I did enjoy the novel It was an interesting viewpoint of a tumultuous time in history If the Tudor time period is of interest to you, or the whole dissolution period, I would highly recommend this book. Nothing Left Sacred Takes The Reader On A Twisting, Panic Filled Journey Through The Secretive Corridors Of Power Surrounding Henry VII And The Glittering Tudor Court This Taught Political Thriller Carries Us From The Grandeur Of The Royal Palaces To The Seldom Glimpsed Resistance Network That Rose In Opposition To Henry S Radical Religious Reforms Which Would Create The Church Of England When The Mounting Panic Created By The King S Emotional Instability Combines With The Twisted Machinations Of A Corrupt Justice System, They Collide Head On With The Leaders Of England S Fantastically Wealthy, Yet Tragically Na Ve, Monastic Community The Struggle Between These Opposing Forces Creates An Atmosphere Of Claustrophobia And Dark Political Paranoia Not Found In An Historical Novel Since Umberto Ecco S The Name Of The Rose King Henry the VIII is growing concerned with the lack of a male heir As he plans to change the religious practices and politics of his realm, King Henry enlists powerful men to bend long practiced traditions to the King s will Nothing Left Sacred explores the behind the scenes of how King Henry s decisions during this time of upheaval have impacted England s future.This is an in depth look into the decisions made by Henry VIII and his adviser Thomas Crumwell or Cromwell While fictional, it feels like a non fiction look at the time period, using real letters, statements and documents from the time This is not a book that put any of the characters in a good light, I did not like any of them, but this probably showed the true nature of the men that they were While I can say that I love all things Tudor, this was a different read for me I usually read from a women s point of view or from a very character driven plot This was politically driven with backhanded deals and plotting I learned the most about Crumwell and his major role in influencing Henry VIII This book was received for free in return for an honest review

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  • Paperback
  • 548 pages
  • Nothing Left Sacred
  • Daniel Diehl
  • English
  • 12 July 2017
  • 9780692307786

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