Francis Bacon
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: 1561
Date of Death: 1626
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Religion: Anglicanism
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction, Philosopher, Spy
Spouse: Alice Barnham
Political Office(s): Member of Parliament for seven constituencies (1581-1621)
Attorney General of England and Wales
Turtledove Appearances:
Ruled Britannia
POD: July-August, 1588
Type of Appearance: Direct
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban KC QC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. He is also known as a catalyst of the scientific revolution. He fell from political grace after being convicted of taking bribes.

Bacon has been suggested as the "real" author of the works of William Shakespeare.

Francis Bacon in Ruled Britannia

Francis Bacon and his brother, Anthony, were Protestants and were frequently under suspicion by the Catholic Spanish authorities of Queen Isabella and King Albert. While the English Inquisition gathered damning evidence that Anthony was a homosexual, it never prosecuted Francis.

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