BACON'S REBELLION by Helen Lobdell

BACON'S REBELLION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An action packed story of colonial Virginia, this historical romance centers about Nathaniel Bacon and the young men who served with him in his rebellion against Jamestown's Governor Berkeley. The fictional hero of this story, Leigh Martinson, was an aristocrat by birth. But like his leader, he deplored the corruption of Virginia's Governor Berkeley, his neglect in protecting the colonists from the ravaging Indians, and his generally arbitrary management of the affairs of Virginia. The account of Bacon's rebellion and the eventual subduing of Governor Berkeley are well documented here and deftly integrated with a romantic tale of young Leigh Martinson's heroism, devotion, and love for a beautiful niece of the despotic governor.

Pub Date: Feb. 23rd, 1959
Publisher: Macrae-Smith