“The essential form of knowledge… is nothing but a representation of truth: for the truth of being
and the truth of knowing are one, differing no more than the direct beam and the beam reflected.”
Francis Bacon: Cupid and Coelum, On Principles and Origins
The essays listed below are authored by Peter Dawkins unless otherwise stated.
- The Mystery of Francis Bacon's Name
The importance of Francis Bacon’s name and the mystery or mysteries connected with it.
- Francis St Alban
An elucidation of Sir Francis Bacon’s title of Viscount Saint Alban, which deliberately references the saint, St Alban, and not the place, St Albans.
- The Two St Albans
The history, legends, symbolism and parallels between the 3rd century martyr,
St Alban, and the 17th century martyr, Francis St Alban (Francis Bacon).
- Sir Francis Bacon the Third Plato
Sir Francis Bacon’s meaningful portrayal as the Third Plato, philosopher and poet, Apollo and Shakespeare.
- Elias the Artist
The appearance of Elias the Artist as prophesied by Paracelsus, and his connection with the Rosicrucian fraternity and Francis Bacon.
- Life of Sir Francis Bacon
A brief historical sketch of the life of the poet, philosopher, statesman and lord chancellor, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam of Verulam, Viscount St Alban.
- Life of Anthony Bacon
A brief historical sketch of the life of Anthony Bacon, poet and intelligencer, brother of Sir Francis Bacon and son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper.
- The Bacon Brothers and France
Francis Bacon’s and Anthony Bacon’s travels in France and subsequent involvement in the Shakespeare Circle and birth of the Shakespeare plays.
- The Bacon Brothers and Italy
Francis Bacon’s and Anthony Bacon’s connections with Italy, their intelligence network and association with the Shakespeare plays.
- Rawley's Life of Francis Bacon
The autobiography of Sir Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, by William Rawley, Bacon’s private chaplain and literary executor.
- The French Academy
Francis Bacon’s connection with and possible authorship of ‘Academie Francoise’ by Pierre de la Primaudaye.
- The First Queen's Council
Francis Bacon, the first Queen's Council and King's Council, learned in the law.
- The Missing Head of Bacon
- The burial and disappearance of the head and body of Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam of Verulam, Viscount St Alban.
- Portraits of Francis Bacon
Original and other Portraits of Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam of Verulam, Viscount St Alban, Lord Chancellor.
- Bacon Heraldry
The heraldic coat of arms of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, and of Sir Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban, Lord Chancellor.
- Tributes to Sir Francis Bacon
A selection, with commentary, of tributes to Sir Francis Bacon given by his contemporaries which reveal Bacon as the author Shakespeare.
- Herbert Tribute to Francis Bacon
A tribute to Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam of Verulam, Lord Chancellor, by the poet, George Herbert, published in ‘The Temple’.
- Sent from the Queen's Hand
Records of the birth, baptism, university choice and being sent to France by the Queen’s hand are all suggestive of Francis Bacon being the Queen’s son.
- The Vestal Flame Portrait of Elizabeth I
A picture revealing that Queen Elizabeth I of England had three children, the two surviving ones becoming known as Francis Bacon and Robert Devereux.
- The Natural Issue of her Majesty's Body
Some evidence that Queen Elizabeth I had children whom she could have named as her heirs and successors to the throne of England.
- The Affair of Thomas Seymour & Princess Elizabeth
An account of Thomas Seymour’s affair with Princess Elizabeth Tudor during 1547-8 which resulted in Princess Elizabeth becoming pregnant.
- The Affair of Robert Dudley and Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth I’s secret love affair, betrothal and marriage to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the suspicious death of Amy Robsart, Lady Dudley.
- Queen Elizabeth I Pregnancy, Secret Marriage and Childbirth
Evidence concerning Queen Elizabeth I’s secret marriage to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the Queen’s pregnancy and childbirth.
- Francis Bacon, born in the purple
The significance of Francis Bacon being born in the purple and wearing purple from head to foot, which was only allowed legally to those of royal birth.
- The Royal Knight Sir Francis Bacon
John Davies of Hereford’s sonnet saluting Francis Bacon as a royal knight and thrice-great lawyer, philosopher and poet, and confirmed by Thomas Campion.
- The Garter Knight Portrait of Francis Bacon
Sir Francis Bacon depicted as a Garter Knight in the 1640 version of his Advancement of Learning, as also in a mezzotint portrait by Cornelius Johnson.
- Hilliard Portrait of Francis Bacon
The mystery surrounding the miniature portrait of Francis Bacon, aged 17, painted in 1578, in France, by Nicholas Hilliard, the Queen’s miniaturist.
- Canonbury Place & Tower
Background history of Canonbury, its Freemasonic connections and its use by the poet-philosopher-lawyer and Lord Chancellor, Francis Bacon.
- Bacon’s Mount & Rose Cross Layout of Gorhambury Park
A description of the Freemasonic-Rosicrucian geometry underlying Sir Francis Bacon’s layout of Gorhambury Park and of its key structures and focal points.