Golden Lads

by Daphne du Maurier

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

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Many people don’t realise that Daphne du Maurier wrote non fiction and here with Golden Lads  she has written a fascinating account of, brothers, Anthony and Francis Bacon’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth I, through their friendship with the Earl of Essex. Told with her magical storytelling style, a fascinating insight.

Golden Lads Synopsis

Prior to the publication of this biography, the elusive Anthony Bacon was merely glimpsed in the shadow of his famous younger brother, Francis. 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.

Golden Lads Press Reviews

‘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

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ISBN: 9781844080731
Publication date: 03/05/2007
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844080731
Publication date: 3rd May 2007
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700,

About Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. She began writing short stories and articles in 1928 and in 1931 her first novel, THE LOVING SPIRIT, was published. It was the novel REBECCA  that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of all time. 

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