Golden Lads: A Study of Anthony Bacon, Francis and Their Friends

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Prior to the publication of this biography, the elusive Anthony Bacon was merely glimpsed in the shadow of his famous younger brother, Francis. This book provides an absorbing reconstruction of one of history’s most intriguing periods and a touching portrayal of the man himself.

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

‘A landmark book on a much-neglected figure, containing ground-breaking research . . . Vintage du Maurier – a page-turner, and a thundering good read!’ Lisa Jardine

A fascinating historical figure, Anthony Bacon was a contemporary of the brilliant band of gallants who clustered round the court of Elizabeth I, and he was closely connected with the Queen’s favourite, the Earl of Essex. He also worked as an agent for Sir Francis Walsingham, the Queen’s spymaster, living in France where he became acquainted with Henri IV and the famous essayist Michel de Montaigne.

It was in France that du Maurier discovered a secret that, if disclosed during Bacon’s lifetime, could have put an end to his political career . . .

Du Maurier did much to shed light on matters that had long puzzled historians, and, as well as a consummate exercise in research, this biography is also a strange and fascinating tale.

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Weight 0.283 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.7 × 2.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

338

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

942.0550922 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K