rancis Bacon was involved in the founding of the Virginia Colony; as he was a key member on the Council of the Virginia Company. William Strachey the colony's first secretary wrote that, "Bacon was the most noble factor in the Company." A legacy remains, if indirectly, in the form of Minerva, the Roman counterpart to AthenA the "Spear Shaker," on the Virginia state flag. Minerva is standing above a soldier, symbolizing victory over tyranny.
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