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Bartholo Sylva

The dates of publication of the recent works by Dr Allen, Professor Phillippy and Dr Laoutaris are of some importance on account that they are all post 2003-4. This is the date when vital information about Bartholo Sylva was made known for the first time by Margaret Pelling and Frances White in Medical Conflicts in Early Modern London Patronage, Physicians, and Irregular Practitioners 1550-1640 published by Oxford Clarendon Press in 2003 further augmented by Pelling and White in Physicians, and Irregular Practitioners 1550-1640 Database originally published by the Centre for Metropolitan History, London in 2004.

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/london-physicians/1550-1640/sylva-bartholus

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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These publications made available excerpts from the Annals of the Royal College of Physicians relating to Dr Bartholo Sylva, a physician patronised by Bacon’s uncle Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley and the favourite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. The first entry states Dr Bartholo Sylva an Italian from Turin whose period of medical practice was from 1550 to 1581 was ‘reprimanded 1560, accused 1569, 1571, fined & imprisoned. Nasty’. In 1576 Sylva was residing in the Vintry ward of the parish of St John the Baptist upon Walbrook in London. He was summoned to a censorial hearing in ‘23? September 1570’:

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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This information fatally collapses the transparent fiction that Dr Batholo Sylva was the author of the philosophical-scientific treatise Giardino Cosmografica Coltivato which was written by Francis Bacon when he was in his twelfth year, the age his near contemporary biographer David Lloyd (1635-92), who was clearly privy to the secret life and writings of Bacon, said about him:

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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The way the manuscript-book the Cultivated Cosmographical Garden is set out with its dedication to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, its address to the reader, followed by an anonymous verse (all of them written by its true author concealed behind the mask of Dr Bartholo Sylva) and other prefatory verses in Greek, Latin and English etc, from Edward Dering, the Cooke sisters, and other unidentified individuals suggest it was originally intended for publication. Initially, the original plan may have been to publish the work sometime in the first half of 1572. For some reason in the end it was not published and there is no evidence confirming its dedicatee and intended recipient Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester actually ever received the manuscript and similarly there is no evidence it was ever seen or read by Queen Elizabeth. Nor was Edward Dering restored to royal favour in the period leading up to his death which occurred some years later in June 1576.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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Cambridge's Favourite Son

It would be another four centuries before the manuscript-book entitled the Cultivated Cosmographical Garden was discovered by Professor Schleiner down in the vaults of Cambridge University sometime during the 1990s and more than two decades into the New Millennium before we found ourselves in a position to consider and comprehend that it was written by its favourite son.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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4 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

This information fatally collapses the transparent fiction that Dr Batholo Sylva was the author of the philosophical-scientific treatise Giardino Cosmografica Coltivato which was written by Francis Bacon when he was in his twelfth year, the age his near contemporary biographer David Lloyd (1635-92), who was clearly privy to the secret life and writings of Bacon, said about him:

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

#TamingoftheShrew #Cambridge #FrancisBacon #Shakespeare

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Portrait of a Genius as a young boy:

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5 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

The way the manuscript-book the Cultivated Cosmographical Garden is set out with its dedication to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, its address to the reader, followed by an anonymous verse (all of them written by its true author concealed behind the mask of Dr Bartholo Sylva) and other prefatory verses in Greek, Latin and English etc, from Edward Dering, the Cooke sisters, and other unidentified individuals suggest it was originally intended for publication. Initially, the original plan may have been to publish the work sometime in the first half of 1572. For some reason in the end it was not published and there is no evidence confirming its dedicatee and intended recipient Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester actually ever received the manuscript and similarly there is no evidence it was ever seen or read by Queen Elizabeth. Nor was Edward Dering restored to royal favour in the period leading up to his death which occurred some years later in June 1576.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

#TamingoftheShrew #Cambridge #FrancisBacon #Shakespeare

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Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe

By Chris Laoutaris

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Petruccio Ubaldini

Of all the Cooke sister scholars who examined the Giardino Cosmografica Coltivato Gemma Allen is the only one to name the scribe responsible for the manuscript, but for some reason she also does not attempt to identify him. The florid signature of the scribe D. M. Pettrucho, a Florentine (‘D. M. Pettrucho fiorentino’) is found at the end of the manuscript. The reluctance by the likes of Dr Chris Laoutaris (Shakespeare Institute) and Dr Gemma Allen (Oxford University) to attempt to identify the scribe is all the more curious because one does not have too look too hard to discover it. In a smiliar manner the name and biographical and bibliographical details about our scribe can scarcely be found in works of other orthodox Shakespeare editors and scholars (for reasons which will soon become obvious), an historical figure and calligraphist who is here placed in a Baconian-Shakespearean context for the very first time. The full name of the calligraphist and illuminator of the Cultivated Cosmographic Garden produced in fine Italic script and beautifully illustrated is Petruccio Ubaldini (1524?-1600?) who spent much of his later life at the Elizabethan court.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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Relationship with the Bacons

His relationship with the Bacon family covered a period of five decades. In 1550 he dedicated a manuscript now in the British Library entitled ‘Una Libro desemplari scritto lanno 1550’ (BL, Royal MS 14.A.i) to Nicholas Bacon, this being the first recorded instances of his relationship with Sir Nicholas and Lady Anne Bacon, and thereafter with their son Francis, which continue until his death fifty years later in c. 1600.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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Patrons

After spending more than a decade in Venice and Italy on his return to London in 1562 Ubaldini soon found a patron in Henry Fitzalan, the twelfth Earl of Arundel who presented him to the Elizabethan court where he attracted the attention of other patrons, including Sir Nicholas and Lady Anne Bacon, herself a fine Italian scholar, who had translated from the Italian Bernardino Ochino’s Sermons and was an active supporter of the Italian community in London.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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Initially, Ubaldini taught Italian and Sir Nicholas Bacon may well have employed him to assist Lady Bacon in her efforts to teach Francis Italian in the late 1560s in the years leading up to the production of the Cultivated Cosmographic Garden for which on behalf of Francis, Lady Bacon commissioned Ubaldini to copy it out in fine italic script through the latter part of 1571 and the early months of 1572.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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Long Gallery at Gorhambury

Not long after the masque was performed at court sometime in the second half of 1572 and before October 1574 Sir Nicholas Bacon was in the process of constructing the long gallery at Gorhambury, closely watched by his son Francis, wherein he had depicted on its panels the sententiae of Seneca and Cicero.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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On a visit to Gorhambury the strikingly visual sententiae caught the attention and was much admired by Jane (nee Fitzalan), Lady Lumley, eldest child of Henry Fitzalan, twelfth Earl of Arundel.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

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16 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

Long Gallery at Gorhambury

Not long after the masque was performed at court sometime in the second half of 1572 and before October 1574 Sir Nicholas Bacon was in the process of constructing the long gallery at Gorhambury, closely watched by his son Francis, wherein he had depicted on its panels the sententiae of Seneca and Cicero.

Paper: https://www.academia.edu/45576461/Francis_Bacons_Unrecognised_Cambridge_Manuscript_and_The_Taming_of_The_Shrew

Video: https://youtu.be/EXMUhRzrOxw

#TamingoftheShrew #Cambridge #FrancisBacon #Shakespeare

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Detail of Old Gorhambury House reconstruction - cloistered long gallery (previously posted by A.P.) Apologies for over-stretched image.

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5 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

Hi Eric,

Thanks for posting this - it really gives you a great idea of how it looked.

There's this plan as well from Charlotte Grimston (?)

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Hi A. Phoenix. There's also this enumerated plan, except I can't remember where it's from at the moment.

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