Reading

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Some historical novels dealing with events during the dissolution

Dissolution by C. J. Sansom

2003 Macmillan, ISBN 978-1-4050-0542-5

Set in the 16th century during the dissolution of the monasteries, the book follows the lawyer Shardlake in his attempts to solve the murder of one of Thomas Cromwell's commissioners in the monastery at Scarnsea on the south coast of England.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

2009 Fourth Estate ISBN 978-0007230204

Set in the period from 1500 to 1535, Wolf Hall is a fictionalized biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII of England. Winner of the Booker Prize 2009.

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

2012 Fourth Estate ISBN  978-0007315093

The sequel to Wolf Hall. It is the second part of a planned trilogy charting the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, the powerful minister in the court of King Henry VIII. Bring Up the Bodies won the 2012 Man Booker Prize.