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  1. https://archive.org/details/b24873573_0005/page/274/mode/2up?view=theater An Historical Sketch of the History of Gorhambury Estate from the Gentleman's magazine, 1891
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  2. Is this the same person? On the left is an authentic portrait of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Francis Bacon’s biological brother, painted by Marcus Gheeraerts sometime in the late-1500s. On the right is a portrait by Nicholas Hilliard painted in 1594. This picture resides at Gorhambury House. Until today I had never seen this three-quarter length portrait, but I immediately recognized the face of Anthony Bacon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Bacon_(1558–1601) https://www.facebook.com/Francis.Bacon.Research.Trust/posts/pfbid02KFoXhGky9nFCTivohdys7BMr3f2vx66TVMFv4tZsgNG21Q8DnkcAbX26Wyt59iful The link above to the FBRT Facebook pages raises another equally challenging art history puzzle. The portrait below of Elizabeth by Nicholas Hilliard was a gift to Sir Nicholas Bacon as thanks for his hospitality during one of her visits to Gorhambury where, as far as we know, the picture still resides today. Queen Elizabeth visited Sir Nicholas (at Gorhambury) in 1572 and again in 1577, 'coming thither on Saturday, 18 May, before supper, and continuing till Wednesday after dinner following.' A list of all the expenses incurred during the visit, including a cup presented to the queen, amounting to £577 6s. 7d., is preserved. The queen in return for this entertainment gave Sir Nicholas her portrait painted by Hilliard, which still remains at Gorhambury. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol2/pp392-405#anchorn46 Both Hilliard paintings appear to have remained at Gorhambury for their entire existence. What is odd – as Peter Dawkins and others have pointed out - is the fact that both subjects are wearing clothes made of identical fabric. https://www.facebook.com/Francis.Bacon.Research.Trust/photos/portrait-of-queen-elizabeth-i-attributed-to-nicholas-hilliard-gorhambury-collect/1131136830265421/ Would Anthony have worn a sword, even ceremonially? And would he have dressed so ostentatiously in gold embroidered trousers, even in a portrait for posterity? But if it is Francis Bacon’s other, biological brother, Robert Devereux, then Nicholas Hilliard’s painting barely resembles any of the many famous portraits of the Earl. Whether it is of Anthony or Robert, that both pictures belong to Gorhambury House; that Elizabeth gave her Hilliard portrait to Nicholas Bacon; and that both subjects are wearing the same cloth, suggest a close connection between the two sitters. Any thoughts on the identity of the man in the painting?
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  3. Hi Eric, Came across some info of Gorhambury which may be of some interest: Fascinating Gorhambury Artist’s Impression (at the site of the ruins): https://www.tylersandbricklayers.co.uk/recent-events/610-3-august-charter-day-visit-to-gorhambury-house Gorhambury Floor Plan & Description: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol2/pp392-405 Old Engraving from The Martyrdom of Francis Bacon by Alfred Dodd
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  4. Hello Eric, We have been to St Michael's and cannot recall any commemoration to Lady Anne Bacon - like you say puzzling unless there was originally one. We have contacted St Michael's to see if they can shed any more light on the situation and will update when we hear back from them.
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  5. Yep. (to my knowledge)
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  6. Is this the only image of Anthony Bacon available??
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  7. Hi Eric, It is certainly a puzzle. Not sure. Now looking at it my initial response is that on balance it represents the Earl of Essex, but I would not completely rule out that it is AB either. All very curious!
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  8. A library can buy a book, put it on their shelf for me to read. I can walk in, grab the book and read it for free. I can also walk over to the copier and copy some pages, and take photos with my iPhone. There may be times, if the book is available for purchase that I might buy a copy for my own library. Its hard for me to drive, park, and go to a library, so I like to research from my home. Internet Archive has been a wonderful resource. I respect copyright, but if a library can share to anyone, why can't an online library do the same thing? I know its more complicated than that.
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  9. Just wondering if anyone here has visited the Church of St. Michaels (Lawrence?, Phoenixes?) and had a close up inspection of the interior. Nowhere on the internet can I find a plaque or memorial of any kind commemorating the death of Lady Anne Bacon. Surely, there must be something of the sort inside St. Michael's? Not suggesting anything, just puzzled as to how such a great lady could be buried without a trace or mention. Being a devout Christian, she may have preferred to be interred anonymously, perhaps. Why was she not buried in the great and venerable cathedral of St Albans? You can understand why Sir Francis chose St. Michael's - a diminutive and ancient Saxon parish church - as a manageable, relatively private location for his final grand performance. Although it looks as though Francis's relationship with Lady Bacon was difficult at times to say the least, he must have loved her. And yet he chose not to erect even the most humble monument to her memory, as far as I know...
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  10. Hi Rob, Following your idea, I found something that is intriguing ... ANNE COOKE = 78 simple cipher. I decided to take a look at the 78th page of the First Folio, and here is what I noticed ... https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/SLNSW_F1/78/index.html%3fzoom=1275.html We have "Mum" and "Anne" in the same passage. Strangely, in OpensourceShakespeare we have not "I went to her in greene" but " I went to her in white" ! https://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/search/search-results.php And in the first Quarto of The Merry Wives of Windsor (1602) ... "No neither, for I came to her in red as you bad me, and I cried mum, and hee cried budget, so well as ever you heard, and I have married him." Notice that here, Anne is not mentionned. https://www.bl.uk/Treasures/SiqDiscovery/UI/record.aspx?Source=text&LHCopy=39&LHPage=50&RHCopy=39&RHPage=51 https://www.bl.uk/Treasures/SiqDiscovery/UI/PageMax.aspx?strResize=yes&strCopy=39&page=51
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  11. Bacon did not live an easy life by any stretch of the imagine. That he did not become a full blown schizophrenic living as three different people (Tudor, Bacon, Shakespeare) with two moms (Elizabeth, Anne) is a testimonial to the amazing strength of his mind. And he did in style, top notch acting. Bacon was Shakespeare and the best Actor that has ever lived. LOL
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  12. Bacon must have left a tribute to her somewhere. Was it her name, birthday, what... When "mother" appears in the Sonnets it points to Elizabeth as far as I have recognized. How would Bacon honor her in cipher?? Edit: Bacon did not get her looks. LOL
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  13. Hi Rob, There is no doubt that Francis loved Lady Anne dearly even though she was an incredibly formidable force to be reckoned with by all accounts. She had been tutor to King Edward and Lady in Waiting to Elizabeth so was a trusted courtier. An extraordinary classics scholar and translator and a devout and learned scholar of the scriptures her erudition was widely admired. Much of Francis's early learning would have been aided and encouraged by Lady Anne and there exist many letters between her and Anthony and Francis. There is a letter to Francis's friend Michael Hicks just after she died asking him to come to 'the mournful occasion' of her funeral (Spedding's Letters and Life, iv. 216-18). When Francis drew up his own last will, its second clause ran: 'For my burial, I desire it may be in St. Michael's Church, near St. Albans — there my mother was buried' (ibid. vii. 539). Painting c. 1600 by Isaac Oliver
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  14. The two look different to me. The Gheeraerts portrait the eyes appear closer together and the face longer with fuller lips. I vote for Anthony Bacon. Interesting the cloth is the same as Elizabeth's, and he is wearing a cloak. 1 cloak /ˈkloʊk/ noun plural cloaks Britannica Dictionary definition of CLOAK 1 [count] : a piece of clothing that is used as a coat, that has no sleeves, and that is worn over the shoulders and attached at the neck 2 [singular] : a thing that hides or covers someone or something The soldiers began their attack under (the) cloak of darkness. Their plans were shrouded in a cloak of secrecy. 2 cloak /ˈkloʊk/ verb cloaks; cloaked; cloaking Britannica Dictionary definition of CLOAK [+ object] literary 1 : to cover (someone or something) — usually used as (be) cloaked a field cloaked in snow 2 : to hide or disguise (something) — usually used as (be) cloaked His caring personality was cloaked [=hidden, concealed] by shyness. — usually + in The plans were cloaked [=shrouded] in secrecy. a company cloaked in mystery — cloaked adjective A cloaked figure [=a person wearing a cloak] entered the room.
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  15. Introduction by Dr William Rawley #FrancisBacon #Shakespeare #Rosicrucians #Freemasonry #KingJames #Buckingham Paper: https://www.academia.edu/51468107/Did_Francis_Bacon_die_in_1626_Or_did_he_Feign_his_Death_with_the_Help_of_his_Rosicrucian_Freemasonry_Brotherhood Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTnZDpMy8uM&t=217s
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  16. Commemorative Verses #FrancisBacon #Shakespeare #Rosicrucians #Freemasonry #KingJames #Buckingham Paper: https://www.academia.edu/51468107/Did_Francis_Bacon_die_in_1626_Or_did_he_Feign_his_Death_with_the_Help_of_his_Rosicrucian_Freemasonry_Brotherhood Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTnZDpMy8uM&t=217s
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  17. Grand Master of the Rosicrucian-Freemasonic Brotherhood #FrancisBacon #Shakespeare #Rosicrucians #Freemasonry #KingJames #Buckingham Paper: https://www.academia.edu/51468107/Did_Francis_Bacon_die_in_1626_Or_did_he_Feign_his_Death_with_the_Help_of_his_Rosicrucian_Freemasonry_Brotherhood Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTnZDpMy8uM&t=217s
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  18. Bacon's Monument #FrancisBacon #Shakespeare #Rosicrucians #Freemasonry #KingJames #Buckingham Paper: https://www.academia.edu/51468107/Did_Francis_Bacon_die_in_1626_Or_did_he_Feign_his_Death_with_the_Help_of_his_Rosicrucian_Freemasonry_Brotherhood Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTnZDpMy8uM&t=217s
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  19. The Marriage Dilemma Now that Queen Elizabeth and Lord Robert Dudley were privately married they had the enormous problem of whether to make their marriage public. It will be recalled that in the previous letter by De Quadra to Philip II (22 January) he assured his royal master in reference to any marriage with Dudley ‘I am certain also that without your Majesty’s sanction she will do nothing in public’, or as rendered in the Calendar of State Papers: 'I am certain that if she do not obtain your Majesty’s consent she will not dare to publish the match.' [Martin S Hume, ed., Calendar Of Letters And State Papers Relating To English Affairs, Preserved Principally In The Archives Of Simancas. Vol.1. Elizabeth 1558-1567 (London: printed for Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1892), p. 180. Their dilemma resulted in a duplicitous diplomatic strategy designed by Elizabeth and Dudley via foreign ambassadors and diplomats especially with a view of obtaining the approval and support of Philip II of Spain that continued for years. The issue of a public marriage was so grave and perilous a matter, so complex, so fraught with intractable difficulties on all sides, one dangerous to both the lives of Elizabeth and Dudley, the lives of the people of her kingdom, either through possible invasion and/or civil war that it proved the critical Gordian knot of her reign. #ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA
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  20. Royalty - Born in the Purple To unmistakably reinforce and confirm the allusion that Bacon was born of royalty, his first biographer then explicitly states he was ‘born in the purple’: as everybody knows purple is the colour of royalty, and Queen Elizabeth herself forbade anyone except close members of the royal family to wear it; thus in other words, Bacon was born in the purple to royalty, a glaring confirmation, that he was the royally born son of Queen Elizabeth. (When Bacon later married at his own wedding he wore a suit ‘purple from cap to shoe’). His biographer declares moreover that Bacon ‘saw himself destined one day to hold in his hands the helm of the kingdom’ (helm: in control or head of the country), meaning as son and heir of Queen Elizabeth, that one day he was destined to be King of England, and that he had from a young man studied all forms of government in anticipation of his role as royal head of state for the governance of his kingdom. #ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA
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  21. Royal Ancestry So what kind of ancestors leave so ‘many marks of their greatness in history that honour and dignity seem to have been at all times the spoil of his family’? A description consistent with the Tudor royal family which derived its ancestry from the Houses of York and Lancaster: Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III, Henry VII and Henry VIII (all reigns covered by Bacon in his Shakespeare plays and prose history of Henry VII) that clearly left countless marks of their greatness in history. #ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA
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  22. Clues to Royal Birth There is clearly in the below passage several phrases and observations which point to and confirm that Francis Bacon, or should we say, Francis Tudor, was of royal birth. Firstly, it explicitly and directly refers to his ‘ancestors, who have left so many marks of their greatness in history that honour and dignity seem to have been at all times the spoil of his family.’ It is completely without any doubt whatsoever that this does not refer to the ancestors of Sir Nicholas and Lady Anne Bacon. They came of relatively modest and humble stock none of whom left any marks of greatness in history. #ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA
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  23. Hi Light-of-Truth "Golden Lads" by Daphne du Maurier has the cropped portrait of Anthony/Essex on its cover. Inside is a black and white reproduction of the same image, but with the attribution: "Anthony Bacon (?) attributed to Nicholas Hilliard". So it seems that even with her team of researchers, she couldn't definitively identify the portrait as being of Anthony.
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  25. I want to look in the Sonnets as there are many monuments that Bacon left with specific meanings. Did he love her? Of course, yet... Elizabeth was not the only "mother" that denied Bacon his Royal due. He was betrayed by two mothers who were fully aware of the truth. I never thought about that before. Lady Bacon raised him, taught him to read and pee in the proper places. She was very religious, maybe a bit more dogmatic than an adolescent scientific Tudor mind could roll with even though he always played that role in public. Once he found out who he really was, after he was sent forth by his real mother, Elizabeth I, without his "cloak", "To let base clouds in his way" over-take his way. Did he ever talk to his adopted mother? "Hi Mom, I just found out that my mother is the Virgin Queen. I always thought it was you. Was that a lie? I am confused."
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  26. So the only image of Anthony that we know may be of Dudley? UGH I guess that would make Anthony the best spy to ever live...
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  27. WOW ! First of all, great analysis Rob !❤️ Secondly, this is an incredible synchronicity ! Yesterday, I learned about the existence of the Statue of William Shakespeare in Stratford Town Hall. And I smiled discovering the text engraved on the scroll, a passage of page 159 of the First Folio that is the 177th page of the Book. I planned to share this with the B'Hive community in the 4th part of my series but I have no other choice than to share it with you today.😊 And I remind you that this is in this 177th page of the First Folio, that we can find the following passage ... https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/Bran_F1/177/index.html%3fzoom=1200.html 33 words, 33 = BACON MAB is, for me, the acronym of Marrow And Bones. And the the reference to the transfiguration is , in my view, a reference to one of the 153 emblems of Evangelicae Historiae Imagines (1593) https://sirbacon.org/bacon-forum/index.php?/topic/77-the-last-portrait/#comment-1859 The transfiguring of Francis Bacon ! 😉
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  28. I don't know who designed this before it was executed and put to paper. We are given only the name of the engraver. I don' t know who the likeness is supposed to represent. I don't think it's main function is to present a very good likeness. It appears to have been more important that the features be guided by the geometric composition that may have been handed to an engraver.as a starting point. What got produced is something rather stiff and cartoonish. Altrnatively you could suggest that the engraver did this on his own. The geometric feature with the most obvious intent is the positioning of the 80,60,40 triangle. It's center is also the center of the rectangle which contains the image. That tells you it was engineered to be that way. It is elegant enough that it was made to come out, but to have it be concentric means it was likely started with. That's about all I have to say about it. This we can show. The point of it is another story. The main composition is guided by a geometric idea for what Bacon and Brahe accepted as the cosmology of our solar system. It was an improvement over Ptolemy's system of epicenters, but it is still wrong. I doubt that Shakespeare would have had any opinion about that, but he could have. I don't know why anyone would have wanted to show that even if WS did hold that belief. It appears to me to be the idea of someone still living who has a hand in the production of the folio, and of someone who had an acute interest in the Summer triangle asterism. As you know, I feel we are well within our abilities to show that Bacon imagery was utilizing this triangular asterism as a celestial beacon in other places. I also think he used Triangulum. I feel we can show that someone was suggesting the use of this pairing. It's never more suggested than in Sylva Sylvarum, a work that was Bacon's Swan Song. What it all means is something I can only speculate about. If something is detectable and elegant, does it have a meaning? It must have had a meaning to someone.
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  29. 🤞🤞🤞 I keep my fingers crossed for the Internet Archive lawsuit. I'm hoping the B'Hive to be ETERNAL !
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  30. I'm hoping the B'Hive will be immortal as well. 🙂 It may depend on how the Internet Archive lawsuit pans out. I know I'd be very sad to see the Wayback Machine and the online facsimile treasures go away forever!
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  31. Good morning A Phoenix, Thank you again for your many kind words, for your appreciation of my work and for your support. Here is something that I think will be of particular interest to you. 😊 I will have no more surprises in my upcoming videos but anyway ! (Just kidding, I still have some surprises on hand 😉) Using the TWO in acrostic , count the second capital Letter from the Beginning and from the End of the poem. (I am Alpha and Omega) You obtain F.B. ( Francis Bacon) Now trace a line from F to B and DROESHUT appears ! 😊 You may recall my video "GIFT OF GOD" and the anagrams of DROESHOUT. Here DROESHUT gives us TUDOR and ESH.
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  32. Hi Yann, Brilliant spot. This is another first in a long line of your amazing discoveries. You are a true wonder! For the last four hundred years (for reasons that must be patently obvious) the secret and hidden relationship between Lord Bacon and Martin Droeshout has been deliberately concealed and systematically suppressed by those who know the truth of it and its full significance in relation to FB's authorship of the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio.
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  33. I just tried to access Internet archive ... 😢
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  34. Indeed, this would be a tragedy for researchers around the world. https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2023/03/internet-archive-faces-uphill-battle-in-lawsuit-over-its-free-digital-library/ https://blog.archive.org/2022/10/17/the-cdl-lawsuit-and-the-future-of-libraries/
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