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.

Now in Paperback

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’s Books

Elizabeth I: A Novel by Margaret George
Helen of Troy by Margaret George
Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George
The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George


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Margaret George
Today, May 19, hundreds of years ago (486 yo be exact) Anne Boleyn walked to the scaffold and was executed on trumped-up charges. For the woman the king had moved heaven and earth to marry, he did not even provide a coffin for, so she was laid to rest in an arrow-box a few yards from where she was executed.We remember her all these years later, on the day itself, and all year in operas, songs, folklore and literature. In my novel "The Autobiography of Henry VIII" I thought about the cruelty of an execution in the "merrie month of May" and wrote: "Yes, outside was the place of choice, this sweet May morning, when all the meadows were springing mint and violets. A warm wind had come up out of the south. To die on such a morning would require extraordinary courage."Remember her today! ... See MoreSee Less
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