Sovereign - C.J. Sansom

Damn this is a good series. It's so good I don't know how I waited so long between reading the first one - Dissolution and the sequels. They are all truly excellent historical novels, but this third one really struck me as particularly evocative of time and place and, let me tell you, this isn't a time and place I'd *ever* want to visit - much less live. I've already started Revelation!