New York Times Bestselling Author of Elizabeth I, Helen of Troy & The Memoirs of Cleopatra now explores the life of Nero with two books about him, The Confessions of Young Nero and The Splendor Before the Dark.

The Splendor Before the Dark

Margaret’s New Novel On Sale Now

Ascending to the throne was only the beginning… Now Margaret George, the author of The Confessions of Young Nero, weaves a web of politics and passion, as ancient Rome’s most infamous emperor cements his place in history.

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The Confessions of Young Nero

The Beginning of the Story…

A mother’s deadly ambitions. A boy who would be sovereign. A name that would be infamous. This is the epic tale of Nero’s rise to power, a thrilling story of survival, betrayal, love, and the struggle for the Roman empire that would change history.

Now in Paperback



Praise for The Confessions of Young Nero

“Wow! Margaret George — the reigning queen of historical fiction —- is back with this epic saga…A twisted mother-son obsession, a struggle for survival, and dastardly deeds play out on a tapestry of luxury and bloodshed. In trademark style, this superb novel of imperial intrigue has it all but still leaves you longing for the sequel!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of Lily of the Nile

September 19, 2016

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Margaret George

Gaius Julius Caesar, happy birthday! He was born on 12 Quintilis, 100 BC. Later "Quintils" was changed to "July" in his honor. It is handy for us that he was born in 100 BC, it makes the date easy to remember. He got a late start in life for a guy who would end up a household word. He didn't do the things he is famous for until he was in his 40's. Considering that he only lived to be 56, that's a pretty narrow window of time.
In the English speaking world, we know him through the Shakespeare play "Julius Caesar." It was Shakespeare who penned Marc Antony's "Friends, Romans, and Countrymen" speech at Caesar's funeral.
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