The Papers Of Antony Bacon
From Lambeth Palace Library.
Antony Bacon (1558 – 1601) was the brother of Francis Bacon. In 1593 he entered the service of the Earl of Essex and became his private secretary for foreign affairs. To a large extent, the sixteen volumes of his Papers (manuscripts 647 – 662 in the Lambeth Palace Library) are in reality the Papers of the Earl of Essex, and reflect a wide range of interests and activities. They also document in some detail Essex’s own flamboyant career, particularly in Ireland and in the expedition to Cadiz.
“A valuable primary source for the history of the last decade of the 16th century”. Peter Thomas, Chief Librarian of the Consumer Association, in Book News.