Revelation is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom's fifth novel, and the fourth in the Matthew Shardlake Series. Set in 1543 during the reign of King Henry VIII, it follows hunchbacked lawyer Shardlake and his assistant, Jack Barak as they hunt the killer of a fellow lawyer.
The plot centres around the challenges of post reformation England and draws on the prophesies of the Book of Revelation and features Archbishop Cranmer.
Awards and nominations
Revelation was short listed for the Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year 2009 and the Crime Writers Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger in 2008.