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Portrait of Francis Bacon from Trinity College, Cambridge

"If the enjoyment of happiness is a great good,
the power of imparting it to others is greater."
-Francis Bacon 
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August 26, 2015

This public presentation to the Francis Bacon Society by Simon Miles in March of this year reveals new Baconian discoveries coded into the Merchant of Venice and can now be viewed as a video. Watch :

"When Shall We Laugh? Say, When :
Francis Bacon, Anthony Bacon and the Merchant of Venice.

 June 9th, 2015 Check out this blog from novelist John Bentley, Author of : The Royal Secret

March 4, 2015

The Francis Bacon Society will be hosting a talk to members only. The talk will be given by Simon Miles at the College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB, (Nearest Tube Station South Kensington) at 3pm on Thursday 26th March 2015.

The title will be, "When Shall We Laugh, Say When?": Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice.

 In this talk, Simon Miles will explore the historical background and literary sources of The Merchant of Venice, and present surprising new evidence pointing to Francis Bacon's authorship of the play. It follows on from an earlier talk he gave to the Society in 2009, in which he discussed the events surrounding the Affair of the Dutch Churchyard Libel in 1593, and their connection to the first emergence of the names Marlowe and Shakespeare in relation to writing and the theatre.

If you would like to attend, please respond to francis.bacon.society@gmail.com before 19th March. 
Best wishes, Briony Rawle Webmaster
The Francis Bacon Society

 January 22, 2015

We Celebrate the birth of Francis Bacon with a quote from Ben Jonson and a citing from Bacon's Shakespeare Notebook along with a new image of Bacon's Gray's Inn Statue inside the Ruins of the Bacon estate in Gorhambury

October 31, 2014, Barry Clarke has created a Great Bacon page regarding

The Virginia Company and The Tempest, Developments in the Shakespeare Authorship Question, A PHD Thesis Brunel University, Meaure for Measure : Francis Bacon Parallels, The Shakespeare Puzzle, Play Fragments in Francis Bacon's hand. Read about it here : http://barryispuzzled.com/shakepuzzle

July 23, 2014, Daniela Milton has translated Francis Bacon's New Atlantis into Polish.

June 4, 2014, Daniela Milton has graciously translated a Mather Walker essay, An Alchemical Viewpoint of Romeo & Juliet into Swedish.

May 28, 2014, Frode Larsen a mathematician from Norway has been interested in Bacon for some time presents a video where five cipher signatures he claims are intentionally placed in the works of Shakespeare by Bacon. Three of them are well-known: F BACON as an acrostic on page 2 of The Tempest, "Hang-Hog is latten for Bacon" and FEGSR --> BACON in the dedication to Shakespeare's sonnets, plus two more recent discoveries.

see : http://youtu.be/IOreJKKkUeg

April 23, 2014, The works of Shakespeare exhibit a delight in the nature of Antithesis. See : Anthitheta in Bacon, ect. 

February 14, 2014, Bacon and Shakespeare's viewpoints on Love 

 January 22, 2014

Today we mark the day of birth of Sir Francis Bacon with a new essay from Mather Walker

September 5, 2013, It is significant to compare the similarity of Lucius Annaeus Seneca; the Roman philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and humorist, with Francis Bacon and the works of Shakespeare. See Bacon and Seneca.

January 22, 2013,

From a page from Edwin Bormann's "Francis Bacon's Cryptic Rhymes", some commentrary by Simon Miles

October 24, 2012. Mather Walker has self published an incredible new book, "Plus Ultra : Francis Bacon's Secret Design in his "Shakespeare" First Folio " Find out about the Table of Contents and how to order a copy

July 1, 2012.

"Bacon's writing style, his garden preferences, and his knowledge of flowers,{Sylva Sylvarum} visible in his two garden descriptions and The Masque of Flowers support other evidence presented here that he was not only motivated to stage a replacement wedding masque, but also was equipped to script and produce one with a garden of flowers as its defining theme and visual focus. Reflections of Bacon's works found within The Masque of Flowers, most particularly reflections about gardens, point strongly, therefore, to his leading and active involvement in writing and producing The Masque of Flowers, and that 'the garden of a glorious and strange beauty' may be attributed to him."


(Special thanks goes out to Barry Clarke, a Phd Candidate in Bacon Authorship Studies & to Rob Fowler)

April 23, 2012. A good video presentation (10 minutes) of Sir Francis Bacon's Life.

January 22, 2012. Today we remember the birth of Francis Bacon with appreciation for his perceptive genuis. For it is in his words and thoughts that reflect the profound being that he was as a great philosopher and his commitment to humanity to share his insights and observations into the direct nature of all things. From the inner inspirations that are voiced through Shakespeare's characters it's been said that the Shakespeare Plays are disguised Enlightenment for Westerners. There can be no doubt that at the core of Bacon's experience and in the Plays there is a visionary or transcendent quality that is Universal and appeals to all of us for all time. In an attempt to consider some of the parallels in the wisdom of the Bard and the philosopher we present : Zen and the Art of Shakespeare and Bacon

December 29, 2011, Prince of Our Dreams : Young Shakespeare, is a new novel about Francis Bacon, beautifully written by Deslie McClellan, the book covers the time period from his birth in England through his teenage years when he was in France.
The above link has a review by William House and where to order the book. For further information visit Deslie's website www.princeofourdreams.com

October 19, 2011, Mark Rylance Part Two video interview with former artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Mark Rylance, regarding the Shakespeare authorship controversy, including his response to the claim that those people who doesn't believe the man from Stratford wrote the plays are "crackpots" from steveormeproductions .

Sept 19, 2011, A very interesting new book, The Lost Secret of William Shakespeare by Richard Allan Wagner, is now available to read online.

August 22, 2011, Researcher Walter Saunders examines the six signatures of the Stratford man download the PDF http://sirbacon.org/wsaundersshakespearesigs.pdf

June 17, 2011, New essay : The Identification of 'Labeo'  and 'Mutius' as Francis Bacon in Hall and Marston's Satires

May 17, 2011 A new essay from Walter Saunders : The Merchant of Venice and Anti-Semitism

January 25, 2011, The View Beyond : Sir Francis Bacon : Alchemy, Science, Mystery, a forthcoming publication can be ordered here

January 3, 2011

In recognition of the 450th anniversary of Francis Bacon's birth on January 22, a special one day conference, "The Esoteric Legacy of Sir Francis Bacon" will be taking place in London. Find out the details on how to register here .

June 25, 2010, Mather Walker in his latest essay states,

"Knowledge of Bacon's Formula of Interpretation opens a window into the entire universe since the 36 plays in the First Folio are a compendium of the universe, and each play in it is designed on the secret schematic of Bacon's Formula of Interpretation. "

May 10, 2010, All The World's Been Staged, a new essay demonstrating another consequence why the actor from Stratford could not possibly be the Author of the Shakespeare Plays and Poems.

April 23, 2010,

We acknowledge the birth date and death date of Willy Shaksper with the following video segments :

Alleged Portraits of Willy Shaksper

Keepers of the Sweet Swan of Avon Introduction

Which Anne did Shaksper marry?

There is a controversy with You Tube caused by the Shakespeare Birth Trust of Stratford and Antiquities Research Films who pressured You Tube into deleting Bacon Bio related videos and one about New Atlantis (listed below for March 3) when there was no infringement towards these two groups at all. A fair hearing was not held and censorship prevailed. Let's hope the above videos do not find a similar fate.
(Anyone have any suggestions on what can be done would be appreciated)

April 5, 2010, Francis Bacon and the 1753 Leland Manuscript Article might be the first on record to indicate that Bacon was the Shakespeare Author. Find out more as Mather Walker examines the story.

February 17, 2010, Musician and Baconian Researcher, Petter Amundsen, along with Director Jorgen Friberg present an interesting documentary, Sweet Swan of Avon - The Shakespeare Treasure which can be viewed in episodes and soon to be on DVD.

February 6, 2010, A video clip from an interview with Mark Rylance from the documentary Shakespeare Enigma, who at the time was artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London. Mark gives his views on who wrote Shakespeare's plays and gives his support to Bacon. Thanks to Steve Orme of Steve Orme Productions for permission to use this interview.

January 4, 2010, From the Anatomy of the Soul of Man in The Tempest to the nature of Consciousness and Quantum Physics, Mather Walker gives us a deep look into this mystery play in Endgame : The Final Denouncement

 December 12, Newly Published : (US link) Spyglass Duets : The Elizabethan & Jacobean Plotters is now available as a download or print book, 560 pages with index, bibliography and fully illustrated. )
This well researched book leaves no stone unturned as it sheds light with an ample amount of unknown historical facts on many of the controversies of the day such as the inside story on Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, the duplicities of King James and the death of his son Prince Henry, the use of torture, Francis Bacon's political fall, Anthony Bacon, the trial of Sir Walter Raleigh, the death of Christopher Marlowe, infamous literary forgers, and more. European Link

November 20, Please sign the new Global Petition for a Pardon on Francis Bacon's name and legacy

November 11, At the Globe Theatre in London a Shakespeare Authorship Event is being held this Sunday, Nov. 15th


November 5th, "The greatest historical heresy that a writer can commit in the eyes of many English readers is to tell them the truth."-- Frazer Tytler

Today is the Anniversary of the infamous Gunpowder Plot and is noted as Guy Fawkes Day. Enclosed PDF is from the forthcoming book, Spyglass Duets : The Elizabethan & Jacobean Plotters

October 22, A great Baconian resource is available to order in print form or the online option, with over 800 pages and index visit the Bacon Reference Book by Lochithea

October 2, The Shakespeare Authorship Coalition www.doubtaboutwill.org has an insightful rebuttal to that pernicious keeper of the Shakespeare myth, Stanley Wells, by Actor and former director of the Globe Theatre Mark Rylance

September 14, Francis Carr

August 3, "What You Don't Know About Creating a Happy, Meaningful Life," an essay by Clinical Psychologist Todd Kashdan has references to Francis Bacon and the importance of Curiosity

July 5th, View the highly recommended, The Love of Power video on Lochithea's webpage which exposes the Fraud that has perpetuated for several hundred years and made an industry for Stratford upon Avon and the current Shakespeare establishment.

June 15, Past Commentary on the Northumberland Manuscript

May 1, The quaint old French essayist, Montaigne, has said:

"The flowers I have gathered are from others; the string that ties them together is mine own."

A string to which the following author ascribes great worth now being offered to the world of literature can be found in the new publication, Baconian Reference Book by Lochithea, with over 800 pages, setting forth the power, beauty, wealth, and wit of language that Francis Bacon possessed, ever since Dr. Samuel Johnson refreshed the English language with sparkling drops of the future when he said:

"A Dictionary of the English language might be compiled from Bacon's works alone."

Baconian Reference Book is now available in both paperback or as a digital E book. Order one and/or have your local library order a copy.

April 23rd, We celebrate the birthday of the man known as William Shakespeare with a page that presents all the solid evidence that he was the Author of the Shakespeare Plays and Poems.

April 22, Who was Shakespeare, Controversies surrounding Shakespeares authorship Sir Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance in discussion with Dr William Leahy Wednesday April 22, 2009, 6pm to 8.30pm, Brunel University, Uxbridge, West London

 April 15th, Sirbacon.org would like to acknowledge Lochithea, creator of an extraordinary Francis Bacon website http://www.lordverulam.org/ and for recently providing for the first time on the internet a chance to read Alfred Dodd's book : Francis Bacon's Personal Life Story Volume I

In addition if you haven't yet viewed them before check out her growing number of brilliant video clips (Baco Vision) relating to the significant people and themes surrounding Francis Bacon's life and works.

April 2, A Social Meeting of the Francis Bacon Society will be held in the University of London Library on Wednesday, April 15th. There will be a talk by Simon Miles entitled "The Riddle of the Dutch Churchyard Libel: The Events of 1593 and the Launch of the Literary Masks of Francis Bacon"

For more information, click on the link on this page http://www.baconsocietyinc.org/news.htm#april

March 17, Last week's news about an alleged Shakepeare portrait discovery brought world wide attention. However, most knowledgeable observers saw through the cheap publicity stunt as another false alarm in how far opportunists working within the Stratford community will go to persuade a naive press that a portrait of the man known as William Shakespeare exists.
We remind the readers of sirbacon.org that Stratfordian scholar Stanley Wells who has known no limits in shamming the public at the expense of truth was once again the chief spokesman for this ploy. Nothing says it better than the words from the play, Measure for Measure : "Thy sin is not accidental but a trade."
We now turn your attention toward an actual portrait made from the life by Van Somer : the man who was William Shakespeare

February 27, A little something from Gray's Inn....

January 22, 09 We celebrate Francis Bacon's Birthday with

His comment on Rainbows
The Nature of His Royal Birth
Bacon's Reasons for Concealement (Special thanks to Lochithea for permission to use)

December 2, Updated Francis Bacon Resource Guide from Lochithea with over 5,000 References & Dictionary.

November 6,

Co-Founder of the Francis Bacon Society, Catherine Potts, from her book Obiter Dicta of Bacon and Shakespeare on Manners, Mind and Morals 1901, presented a number of parallel ideas that match the mind of Bacon and the works of Shakespeare. The following selection has 18 examples with an introduction from her book.

October 2, In the Shakespeare First Folio there is a page dedication to the two Herbert brothers, William and Philip, who were close friends of Francis Bacon. This dedication was designed to illustrate the intended Masonic nature of the First Folio. Mather Walker looks at the symbolism and meaning in The Masonic First Folio.

August 15, The Annual General Meeting of the Francis Bacon Society will take place on August 28th at London University Library (Full details here) followed by a talk by Walter Saunders entitled: Some Recent Baconian Discoveries and New Thoughts about Old Evidence

July 2, The Theater of the World :Francis Bacon's Secret Doctrine in 'Shakespeare's' Julius Caesar is the latest essay by Mather Walker

June 1, Michael Buhagiar's new book, Don Quixote and the Brilliant Name of Fire is now available. An insightful mix of Tarot imagery, Qabbalah and Allegory that bridges the psychic transformations found in Shakespeare, Bacon, and the heroes' journey of Don Quixote.

May 9, The next Francis Bacon Society meeting will take place on 9th May 2008 at Senate House, in London. Guest speaker, Mark Finnan, will be giving a talk entitled "Francis Bacon's New Atlantis - a Vision For Our Time." More details may be found after scrolling down here.

In addition, the Bacon Society has a new issue of their online Journal, Baconiana edited by James North.

April 9, On the day that Francis Bacon left this world we present Manes Verulamiani, in PDF, a collection of 32 elegies written upon his death by his peers acknowledging him as a dramatist, poet, philosopher, statesman and honorable judge. Special thanks goes out to Juan Schoch for preparation of the text and Rob Fowler for the flash design.

March 15. What's in a name? Check out The Fish King or The King of Herrings a chapter from the 1917 book, Bacon, Shakespeare and Cervantes.

February 22, Two writers offer their opinion on Francis Carr's book, Who Wrote Don Quixote?

Michael Buhagiar, Mather Walker

January 7, 2008

"If Bacon wrote Shakespeare, the Promus is intelligible, if he did not, it is an insoluble riddle," wrote scholar Robert Theobald.
Francis Bacon's Shakespeare notebook, The Promus, is a storehouse of his private notes kept between 1594-96 containing hundreds of unique Shakespeare expressions and proverbs in several languages, jotted down prior to the publicaton and performance of all the Shakespeare plays. Now Google offers the entire 1883 book of Catherine Potts compilation of Bacon's Promus of Formularies and Elegancies.

December 1, Mather Walker looks at the evidence if Francis Bacon rewrote the translator's manuscripts of the King James Bible. See Francis Bacon and The King James Bible

November 20, J. G. Bennett has an essay on Bacon's Four Idols called The Semiotics of Bacon

October 20, A new edition of Barry Clarke's The Shakespeare Puzzle is now available and can be viewed and ordered from here

 October 14, New commissioned painting of Francis Bacon emphasizes his royal birth and Shakespeare role through symbols

October 10, Tenth Anniversary of SirBacon.org's launch

October 3, Peter Dawkins has a new book, "Bacon's Shakespeare : Facts pointing to Francis Bacon as Author of the Shakespeare poems and plays" (To order the book, click on the Bacon image)
and a new essay, Ill Founded Common Arguments about Shakespeare

August 20, A Comedy of Shakespearean Identity Crisis

August 12, Various fragments of Bacon's writing on philosophy, inventions, and personal letters, can be found in Remains of Sir Francis Bacon in PDF, published in 1679, 191 pages.

 July 11, The Francis Bacon Society has published its' first online edition of its' journal Baconiana making it the 200th edition since 1886. Read the new editorial and fresh articles here

July 4, Bacon at Mt. Rushmore

May 8, Is Shakespeare Dead, Mark Twain's last book where he wittily debunks Willliam Shakespeare as being the author of the plays is now adapted to the stage and masterly performed by actor Keir Cutler. Visit this page on Google Video

April 23, A strong piece of evidence that Sir Francis Bacon authored the Shakespeare plays is found in the "Northumberland Manuscript". The Elizabethan manuscipt contains both Shakespeare's name and Sir Francis Bacon's. It also mentions by name the plays Richard II and Richard III. Tellingly, it included the phrase 'by Francis William Shakespeare', and the words, 'essays by the same author'.
Now a new article with fresh insights about the Manuscript by Walter Saunders : The Northumberland Manuscript and a Remarkable Discovery by Simon Miles

April 23, Declaration of Reasonable Doubt -- Sponsored by the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition, the Declaration directly challenges the claim of orthodox Shakespeare scholars that there is "no room for doubt" about the traditional attribution of the works. It provides a concise, definitive explanation of the reasons to doubt the case for the Stratford man, and advocates that the authorship issue should be regarded as legitimate in academia. Doubters can read and sign the Declaration online, as with an online petition. The Shakespeare Authorship Coalition

April 5, If you signed up for the free service monitoring this page when it changes and want the service to continue you have to re-sign up (above).

 March 21, Mather Walker discovers an obscure book that appeared in 1618 that commemerated King James on his visit to Scotland. Anonymously written and without a printer identifcation, the book, "Muses Welcome" in pdf has emblem devices found in the 1609 Shakespeare Sonnets, the 1623 First Folio, Freemasonry and the Family of Love.
 Mather Walker demonstrates in his short essay, Muses Welcome how this book is associated with the hand of Francis Bacon.

March 11, The Francis Bacon Society announces an upcoming event in London on March 29th

February 19, The Bucke stopped here on this day. Cosmic Consciousness and Francis Bacon

February 14, Regarding the subject of love and it's many sentiments, it has been misunderstood that Shakespeare and Bacon thought differently on the matter. However, after examining the record, it is clear they are of the same mind set. Exactly a century ago, Edwin Reed, a great Baconian writer, collated 35 parallelisms on the subject of love between the works of Bacon and what is found in the plays and sonnets of Shakespeare.
See: Bacon and Shakespeare on Love

When Bacon was thirty-two years of age while attending Gray's Inn Law School a Conference of Pleasure took place in 1592 on the Queen's birthday. Francis Bacon gave a speech expressing the true sentiments of his heart.
See : A Conference of Pleasure

January 22, 2007

Today marks the birthday of Sir Francis Bacon. Please take a moment to answer a Survey

The Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret

In the Shakespeare 2000 series, by presenting the plays in modern English side by side with the original, Walter Saunders and Vivien Vibert have made the work far more accessible to the general reader and created an excellent resource for teachers and students. The modernised versions keep as far as possible to the spirit and the metre of the originals. To date there are seven titles in the series, Othello being the latest. They are all available, complete with introduction, notes, glossary etc. and a short section on Bacon's authorship. For more information email: shakespeare2000@bigfoot.com

December 3, A New Light on Francis Bacon's New Atlantis by Mather Walker

November 28, The Francis Bacon Society is hosting a talk by Dr. Karen Attar, entitled:

"DURNING-LAWRENCE: Discoveries and Development ‚ held at the Durning-Lawrence Library at the University of London on Thursday, November 30.

Dr. Karen Attar is the Rare Books Librarian at Senate House Library. She came to the University in 2001 to catalogue the Durning-Lawrence Library, about which she has since published three articles. Her research interests are in cataloguing and in book collectors and their libraries. Copies of one of her booklets will be available to members, and there will be an opportunity to view a small display of archival material.

November 14,  Francis Bacon was among the first to argue that human ingenuity can discover the hidden laws of nature, under the metaphor of solving the encrypted Book of Nature. He was familiar with diplomatic uses of ciphers and presented a novel scheme for encryption; he also read ancient myths as coded messages. Despite the skepticism of his contemporaries, Bacon pointed to new possibilities of decryption both for human texts and the "alphabet of nature." His concept that nature requires interpretation and his inductive use of tables also parallel emergent cryptanalytic methods.
See : The Clue to the Labyrinth: Francis Bacon and the Decryption of Nature by Peter Pesic

November 4, William Rawley, the chaplain of Francis Bacon, published many of Bacon's writings posthumously including the Collection of essays found in The Resuscitatio Part II , 1670 ( pdf 11.7MBytes in 76 pages)

October 16,  The Secret Life of an Alchemist : Francis Bacon's Real Philosophy of Nature, based on a presentation by University of Edinburgh Professor John Henry

October 3,  Wisdom of the Ancients Revisited : An Appendix to the Troilus & Cressida Puzzle

September 25,  Hugo Chavez President of Venezuela at the UN, what the media didn't report

Sept 11,  Part IV of Troilus and Cressida by Mather Walker

Sept 1,  Barry Clarke in his new book, "The Shakespeare Puzzle : New Authorship Evidence," is generously allowing a free complete download for a limited period only.

August 21,  Part III of Mather Walker's five part series : THE TROILUS AND CRESSIDA : ANOMALIES

August 10, The Troilus and Cressida Puzzle and the Design of the First Folio: Part II

August 1, The Troilus and Cressida Puzzle and The Design of The First Folio by Mather Walker is the first installment of a new 5 part series

July 17, With the assistance of Karen Gordon, a new edition of Virginia Fellows' The Shakespeaere Code is now available. For more information contact 1-800-245-5445. Here is a book review by William House.

July 1, Overheard

June 5, Regarding Sir Thomas More, The Great Shakespeare Find by Rodney Eagle

May 4, "It should be remembered that no trace of any original manuscript of any play or poem ascribed to Shakespeare has ever been discovered. This association of the names [Bacon and Shakesepare] and their conjunction on the title-page of a collection of manuscripts ascribed to each, must be of deep interest to all students of English literature." --from the Introduction to the Northumberland Manuscript by Frank Burgoyne.

The Northumberland Manuscript papers discovered in 1867, in the posseession of the Duke of Northumberland, are a miscellaneous collection of transcripts, pamphlets, documents, from the Elizabethan period including Leicester's Commonwealth, speeches and essays by Francis Bacon and references to both Shakespeare phrases and the plays Richard II and Richard III, with the names Shakespeare or William Shakespeare and Francis Bacon repeatedly mentioned together.
In 1904, Librarian of the Lambeth Public Libraries, Frank J.Burgoyne, transcribed and edited this landmark collection and added an introduction into book form.
With very special thanks to Glen Claston for providing this digital version :
Here is the introduction and access to the book's contents via PDF.
Part I is 191 pages, 14.2 megabytes
Part II is 94 pages of graphics, 19.3 megabytes

April 17, Excerpt chapter from a recent book by Stephen Mcknight, The Religious Foundations of Francis Bacon's Thought : Francis Bacon's God

April 3, Find out how Francis Bacon worked the motif of the Holy Grail quest into the play, All's Well That End's Well and how common sense demonstrates that Edward de Vere could not be the possible author in the latest essay from Mather Walker in : The Holy Grail Allegory in All's Well That Ends Well.

March 14 The Famous Speech of Sir Thomas More by W. S. Melsome

March 1, Fakes

February 14, Examining the handwriting on the manuscript pages from the play Sir Thomas More

January 22, Today marks the 445th anniversary of the birth of Francis Bacon. Here's what was written on his baptismal registration followed by some significant quotes regarding the secrecy of this very special baby.


January 3, 2006

An Excellent Shakespeare resource for teachers and students of Shakespeare :

Jacklin Enterprises announces the sixth title in the Shakespeare 2000 Series: Anthony and Cleopatra in Modern English : Side by Side With The Original Text is now available with editorial, chronology, historical background, introduction, text notes & glossary (271pages) by Walter Saunders and Vivien Vibert, for more information, email : orders@jacklin.co.za or phone +27 (0)11 265 4200

December 3, Virginia Fellows 1914-2005

December 3, From the Personal History of Lord Bacon, the unpublished papers by William Hepworth Dixon

November 2, Life of Alice Barnham, the wife of Francis Bacon by A. Chambers Bunten

October 15, Upcoming event in London sponsored by the Francis Bacon Society

October 15, Upcoming US events schedule for Peter Dawkins author of The Shakespeare Enigma

October 2, Did Mr. James Spedding noted Bacon biographer, really know "everything" about Francis Bacon asks Edward Bormann

September 3, The Shakespeare Circle

August 2, Two new published books by Ross Jackson explore the hidden literary and historical life of Francis Bacon. Read about the fictional novel with historical narrative, Shaker of the Speare : The Francis Bacon Story and The Companion . Newcomers who want to find out about Bacon's life will find the context of these books fun to read and captivating.

July 3, Evidence Connecting Sir Francis Bacon with Shakespeare by Howard Bridgewater

July 3, Bacon dances with I-Pod

June 14, The Esoteric Significance of the Shakespeare Play Cymbeline

June 6, Sirbacon.org acknowledges the passing of Marie Bauer Hall 

May 17, Mather Walker's latest essay, Reflections on The Story of the Learned Pig leads to some revealing insights how the arrangement of the Shakespeare Plays in the First Folio catalogue were designed with an intentional purpose.

May 2, The Story of the Learned Pig, a book anonymously written and published in 1786, was one of the very first publications to openly question the authorship of Shakespeare. The book raises many questions and is narrated from the perspective of a pig (anyone smell Bacon?) while describing his many incarnations.
In addition here is an essay lending some insight to the book. sirbacon.org /slptb.htm
And for those who want a PDF of the Learned Pig :

Special thanks goes out to Robbie Walker, Sheryl McCormick and Rob Fowler for preparation of this rare text.

April 23, Today is the birthday of the man known as William Shakespeare. It is also recorded as the same day he passed away. Follow the Nose

April 15, Find out how Shakespeare and Francis Bacon are connected to the Inn's of Court in London plus much more including a reprint of Gesta Grayorum or The Prince of Purpool the masque performed at Gray's Inn. See Law Sports at Gray's Inn by Basil Brown, with text preparation by Glen Claston

April 9, Today marks the day of Francis Bacon's passing in 1626. Soon after his death, peers gathered together and produced a collection of eulogies called Manes Verulamiani; (Shades of Verulam) expressing praise to a man who was not only known to his closest friends as a great philosopher but as a poet, who united both drama and comedy. Thanks to Robert Fowler of www.light-of-truth.com who has made the following introduction page using flash highlights and to Penn Leary for providing the Manes Verulamiani book online.

April 1, Tom Veal comments in a recent book review that :

"Edward de Vere (1550-1604), 17th Earl of Oxford (or "Oxenford", as he himself invariably spelled it), has suffered the posthumous misfortune of becoming the object of a cult that credits him with writing the works of Shakespeare. In reaction to the cultists, serious historians tend to neglect him, which is unfortunate. It's true that he accomplished little in his life except to dissipate a substantial fortune, but he had a remarkable start: heir to England's oldest earldom, son-in-law of the powerful minister William Cecil and for a while the recipient of favorable attention from Queen Elizabeth. His failure to advance is an interesting study in itself, colorfully punctuated by murder, feuds (including a famous quarrel with fellow underachiever Sir Philip Sidney), flight abroad, sexual adventures, a brief conversion to Catholicism, treasonable intrigues and other excitement."

Would Edward de Vere noted for his extreme self-centeredness write a play satirising himself as seen in the play, All's Well That End's Well, or was it maybe his very observant 'cousin' Francis Bacon who did instead?
See : Shakespeare Shows Up the Earl of Oxford

March 19, Ben Jonson and Francis Bacon

March 19, The fifth title in the Shakespeare 2000 Series: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar in Modern English : Side by Side With The Original Text is now available with editorial and introduction by Walter Saunders and Vivien Vibert, for more information, email : orders@jacklin.co.za or phone
+27 (0)11 265 4200

March 12, Penn Leary, author, lawyer and Baconian researcher for over fifty years has passed away.

D.W.Cooper, explorer of consciousness and maintainer of The Invisible College blog and long time friend and contributor to Sirbacon.org has also passed away.

March 3, Response to the notion "only an actor could have written the plays."

February 14, Gerald Francis Bacon has added some nice graphic design on his page regarding Psalm 46 & The King James Bible 

Francis Bacon, "On Principles and Origins according to the fables of Cupid and Coelum" and from his book ,The Wisdom of the Ancients, 'Cupid or the Atom.'

Interview with Philosopher, Author and Inventor, Arthur Young, on Unity of Purpose, First Cause,Theory of Process with commentary on Bacon's Viewpoint of Cupid

Bacon's Essay : Of Love

Bacon's Essay of "Love" compared with the Treatment of Love in Shakespeare

January 22, 2005 The Birthday of Sir Francis Bacon

January 22, The Good, The Bard, & The Ugly : Correspondence to Sirbacon.org

December 1, Bacon, Shakespeare and Henry VIII

Listen to the restored audio file of Maryellen McCabe's song Destiny (Francis Bacon)

November 19, Francis Carr's new book, Who Wrote Don Quixote? challenges tradition with evidence that the Spanish novel may have been an English novel written by an Englishman.


October 17, Imagery, Thought Forms & Jargon

Linda Kauffman offers a tribute to Harvey Wheeler on the day of his birthday

October 10, Cool image of Francis Bacon from Frater Velado's Art Gallery

Francis Bacon : A call for Papers on the 400th Anniversary of Bacon's Advancement of Learning, A Quatercentenary Colloquium,Trinity College, Cambridge, September 2005

Letters of Anthony Bacon on microfilm at Lambeth Palace Library and where to purchase them

October 1, Review of the book "Shakespeare's Imagery and what it tells us," by Caroline F. E. Spurgeon

New book : Shakespeare and the American Nation

Online books by and about Francis Bacon

September 19, Sirbacon.org bids a farewell to scholar Harvey Wheeler

September 19, Mark Rylance decides to end his career as artistic director of the Globe Theatre London after 2005.

August 21, To Be or Not to Be Shakespeare : Shakespeare Authorship and the Globe Theatre in Today's New York Times

August 15, "To fully understand The Tempest it is fundamental to realise that Shakespeare has written a Mystery play, one that is based upon the Classical Mysteries of initiation," writes Peter Dawkins in his insightful book, The Tempest, from his series of his books, on The Wisdom of Shakespeare.

August 15, Visit Simon Miles' Bacon is Shakespeare web blog

August 6, Cambridge University and Shakespeare  

July 1, Strange Fire at the Altar of the Lord: Francis Bacon on Human Nature

June  6 "For Bacon, no one person invented any ideas. Knowledge from men belongs to the human species. Therefore, men should look to the advancement of the human species in Time and to the glorification of one man in any one time. Bacon would reject the provincial biographical history of physics and philosophy and the other sciences. However, during his times, he needed to tie his scientific truth to the glorification of the King of the new "Great Brittany.", See Regulated Observation

May 21, It was right that the New Atlantis should have remained unfinished, because Science itself is never finished. To descend from the zenith of Bacon's vision to his projected "Frame of Laws" would have been something of an anti-climax. To-day we are hovering between the same extremes : compulsive laws or voluntary restraint. The New Atlantis, even in its truncated form, is a vision of which the world still stands in need. It is government by a new kind of aristocracy an aristocracy of Service. See Francis Bacon and the Utopias sirbacon.org /fbutopias.htm

May 14, Tonite, the Globe Theatre in London hosts the release of a new book by Peter Dawkins,The Shakespeare Enigma with Mark Rylance and Peter speaking to the public with press and media present.
The authorship of Shakespeare's poems and plays has been the subject of endless debate. In this groundbreaking new book, the author sheds new light on the many lingering questions about Shakespeare and his extraordinary works. Detailed research into Shakespeare's life and works, his contemporaries and the more secret history of his times leads the author inexorably to surprising conclusions. Unravelling the code and symbolism contained within the works is a fascinating voyage of discovery that reads like an Elizabethan political thriller.

May 3, Gerald Francis Bacon has a new page Heraldry (and other) Observations Within the Play Hamlet and the 1623 First Folio. Plus see the meaning of the word Bard.

April 23, William Shaksper of Stratford on Avon, died on this day, the day of his birthday. See the mysterious mark recently discovered on his forehead while reading the shocking personal comments of a former employee of the disgraceful Shakespeare Birth Trust in Stratford.  

April 14, There is absolutely no personal writing that was left behind by William Shaksper in his own hand. Regarding any personal writing about theatre and the nature of stagecraft; the same can be said for Christopher Marlowe, and next to nothing exists for Edward de Vere. Francis Bacon however, couldn't help himself from thinking about the stage while writing about other subject matter. See : Bacon and the Stage.

April 14, Take a look at a rare Authorized Third Edition of The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke: Now on Auction at Christies

April 4, Letter from Tobie Mathew to Francis Bacon discussing Galileo's work

April 4 , Atlantis Rising Magazine has a new article by William Henry on Francis Bacon and the Sign of the Double A sign up and receive the free pdf issue

March  15, Australian researcher Simon Miles presents an in depth page regarding how Francis Bacon signatures show up in the Shakespeare First Folio, Quartos and Title pages. See http://www.consciousevolution.com/Rennes/signatures.htm

March 8,  Shakespeare and Italy : Did Francis Bacon visit Italy?

March 1, Francis Bacon's Semiotics of Science by Harvey Wheeler

February 17, A recent book, "Witchcraft Medicine" acknowledges that the author of Shakespeare ("perhaps a pseudonym of Francis Bacon's") was knowledgeable about invocations and the use of special ointments as seen in Macbeth. Following the excerpts from the book are quotes from Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum and The History of Life and Death demonstrating Bacon's familiarity with such rituals.

February 2,

"The defenders of Stratford are making a big mistake. By their honest display of this cornucopia of dissent, they admit that thousands, perhaps millions of men and women have rejected the official doctrine.What is clearly on view here is the blatant inadequacy of the old guard's defence. Nothing they tell us, approaches the important questions : Shakespeare's minimal (but supposed) education, the complete absence of manuscripts, scripts, letters, or portraits, the unnamed grave, the absence of tributes at his death. His failure to educate his children is not mentioned. All we are given is tortuous and unconvincing flannel. Many of the heretics'questions are simply left unanswered. The leading Shakespeare professors keep their mouths shut like retreating generals, leaving television presenters to rehash the discredited Stratford story." Francis Carr of the Shakespeare Authorship Information Centre

Starting this week (in the US) on February 4th, PBS will present a 4 part series "In Search of Shakespeare." Will it be the usual evasiveness? Check it out to see if they dare to bring home the Bacon! http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/theshow

January 22, We observe the birthday of Francis Bacon with the following pages :

Quotes regarding his Royal Birth

Time For Truth: Minding the Shakespeare Gap

What does Francis Bacon Mean to Me? (Submissions are still being requested)

Rolling Stone Magazine publishes article about the story of buried treasure off Oak Island and that Francis Bacon's writings may have been the catalyst for how to conceal treasure. One filmmaker, Petter Amundsen claims that the discovery of parchment will lead to the missing Shakespeare manuscripts that once belonged to Francis Bacon.

January 15, 2004 A debate between an Oxfordian and a Baconian can be seen here

December 14, A holiday treat from Mather Walker as he provides proof of Francis Bacon's authorship of The Comedy of Errors and along the way presents why Bacon intended the play to be linked to Orpheus theology during the 1594 Christmas season at the Grays Inn Law School.

December 1, The Hiram Legend excerpt From Alfred Dodd's book, "Shakespeare : Creator of Freemasonry"

December 1, SECRET SHAKESPEAREAN SEAL SREVELATIONS OF ROSICRUCIAN ARCANA Discoveries in the Shakespeare Plays, Sonnets, and Works,Printed Circa 1586-1740, of "SECRETI SIGILLI," Concealed Author's Marks and Signs by FRATRES ROSEAE CRUCIS

Book Review by researcher Robert Fowler :"The above book should be considered "required reading" for any serious researcher who has an interest in the ciphers or secret signatures contained in Shakespeare's works. In this book, "Secret Shakespearean Seals", the numbers 157 and 287 are revealed to be intricately woven into and around every conceivable location in the Quartos and the First Folio of Shakespeare that could be considered significant for an author's hidden signatures. These number signatures are explained in detail along with many facsimile examples that show original Shakespearean images and how the signature numbers are arrived at. Demonstrations are made that leave the reader unable to deny that these two numbers are the Secret Seal signatures of the "Fra Rosi Crosse", that Francis Bacon was the likely head of that Literary Society, and that together they played a Key role in the writing of Shakespeare 's and others' works.It is the opinion of this cipher enthusiast that the information covered in this book will lead to many more discoveries and has the potential to open many new doors of exploration for another generation of seekers. Those of us who have read Alfred Dodd, Penn Leary, and Peter Dawkins, will find Secret Shakespearean Seals to be on the same level of  interest and will contribute to our overall understanding of both Sir Francis Bacon and Shakespeare."

November 3, Mather Walker's latest essay : The Secrets of The Merry Wives of Windsor

October 9. Many of the Royal colleges of science and learning could trace their origin to Francis Bacon or his Societies, if they were interested, but so few realise today what the world owes to the greatest man of all time. For the man who took on "all knowledge to be his province" the following book takes on greater appreciation with the significance that the perceptible author of Shake-speare was a poet-dramatist, scientist and linguist at heart.

The Bard on the Brain: Understanding The Mind Through the Art of Shakespeare and the Science of Brain Imaging, Dana Press, illuminates the fascinating parallels between Shakespeare and the current quest of neuroscience to reveal the secrets of the brain. Oxford University neurologist Dr. Paul Matthews and noted Shakespeare scholar Jeffrey McQuain have combined their expertise in a landmark book that addresses some of neuroscience's most compelling questions through the lens of Shakespeare's plays.Using famous scenes from Shakespeare as their roadmap and state of the art brain imaging techniques as their compass, the authors take readers on a compelling adventure into the mysteries of the human mind. This book is written in lively and accessible language and lets us see the inner-workings of our own brains through Shakespeare's characters. Here's a review of the book. followed by a table of contents.

September 17, Here's a PDF version of the New Atlantis....with a study program

September 1, More on Bacon's muse Goddess Athena

August 18, Mock legal cases used by law students studying for their exams the following example was found : "William Shakespeare is charged with a felony-copyright infringment-for copying the works of Francis Bacon. Shakespeare seeks to represent himself. The judge tells him, "You know what they say--he who represents himself has a fool for a client." Shakespeare responds, " That's stupid. I don't need a lawyer." Since the unauthorized practice of law is prohibited, can Shakespeare be compelled to accept the assistance of a lawyer? "--From Law in a Flash published by Aspen Law & Business www.aspenpublishers.com

August 18, SHAKESPEARE FOR THE EARS: Collection of 38 plays together on 98 CDs
102 hours, 400 actors (members from the Royal Shakespeare Company) May be ordered from Audio Partners Publishing Corp. 1-800-231-4261, www.audiopartners.com The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare

August 1, A new book about Francis Bacon : Knowledge is Power by John Henry

July 1, The Tempest uses details from a private letter from one William Strachey to which Bacon, but not Shakspere, had access. Bacon almost certainly drafted a report of the Virginia Company which likewise draws on the letter.

June 1, Mather Walker examines Twelfth Night

May 1, Order a copy of the new Francis Bacon Slide-Show CD

April 2, Mather Walker observes Much Ado about Nothing on several levels and notices that it provides the framework that allows Bacon to build a story in which he puts (in allegory and allusion) the information he wants in the play.  Bacon is concerned with the problems relating to valid knowledge (the Philosophical Nothing),  and from the very beginning of the play, it is carefully crafted to present those basic scenarios of problems relating to valid knowledge into the play Much Ado About Nothing.

March 19, Beware the Ides of March : Francis Bacon's opinions on war (both for and against) are also found in the Shakespeare works.


February 25, An Emblem on the title page from the Latin translation of Bacon's Advancement of Learning, published in Paris in 1624 may reveal Bacon's Masonic interests and his Tudor heritage.

February 6, Issac Newton and Bacon's Empiricism

January 22, Francis Bacon and Queen Elizabeth Tudor : Two inseparable souls closer in relation than British history has allowed. On the day of Francis Bacon's birth we present his tribute The Felicities of Elizabeth published 25 years after his death in 1651. Some commentary follows afterwards.

January 7, 2003 Was Francis Bacon a Masked Musician?

December 4, "Bacon's style varied almost as much as his handwriting; but it was influenced more by the subject-matter than by youth or old age. Few men have shown equal versatility in adapting their language to the slightest shade of circumstance and purpose. His style depended upon whether he was addressing a king, or a great nobleman, or a philosopher, or a friend; whether he was composing a State paper, pleading in a State trial, magnifying the Prerogative, extolling Truth, discussing studies, exhorting a judge, sending a New Year's present, or sounding a trumpet to prepare the way for the Kingdom of Man over Nature. In the early Devices written during his connection with Essex, he uses a rich exuberant style and poetic rhythm; but he prefers the rhetorical question of appeal to the complex period....The Essays, both early and late, abound in pithy metaphor as their natural illustration....."--Dr. Abbott, See : Bacon's Style by Theron Dixon

December 3, Acroamatic - to be communicated orally, applied to the esoteric teachings of Aristotle, those intended for his genuine disciples, in distinction from his exoteric doctrines, which were adapted to outsiders or the public generally. Hence : Abstruse; profound.
Commentators of Bacon's New Atlantis claim it is his one important work of the imagination-- but he has put into it more of himself, his aims, his desires, his tastes, and his ideals, than into any other prose work we have from him, and we can see there the essential manner of man he was at heart- a true philanthropist of a large scale. Visit The Old and New Atlantis

November 22, Francis Bacon After his Fall (Part I and II) essay by Professor Benjamin Farrington

November 14, In Francis Bacon's book The History of the Winds there can be found a passage that signals his fingerprint in a poem from Love's Labour's Lost

November 6, Stanley Wells, prominent Shakespeare scholar and chairman of the dubious Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, (an oxymoron if there ever was one) has a new book out that fails to enlighten us how it came to be that William Shakespeare was a writer. Furgettaboutit! Find out what Stratford on Avon is really all about in All's Not Well that Stems from Stanley

October 30, Back to the Garden : The Golden Legacy of “As You Like It”

October 24, Who was Shakespeare's alter ego?

October 17, Some commentary on sirbacon.org as it reaches the 5 year mark online.

October 7, Nine Degrees of Sir Francis Bacon

October 1, "The critics can go to hell. We don't know half enough about Lord Bacon."-Frederich Nietzsche

September 22, In 1898 when Sidney Lee embarked upon the task of writing his A Life of William Shakespeare he had an unquestioning faith in the identity of the Stratford man with the author of the plays, but as he proceeded he was continually coming across facts which showed that there was nothing to show that Will Shakespeare possessed the knowledge or ability required for the writing of the Plays. He therefore had to twist the ascertained facts to agree with his faith. This set the tone for most orthodox Shakespeare scholars and remains in effect today. Edward Johnson comments.

September 12,  Interview with Sir Francis Bacon

September 6,  Tribute for a friend and colleague : Ken Patton 1929-2002

August 25, Mather Walker's last installment of Compeers III part III : Francis Bacon and the Secret of the Ornamental Devices

August 16, Francis Bacon's The History of Life and Death

August 8, Announcement : The Francis Bacon Society will be hosting a talk by Mark Rylance (Artistic Director and Actor for the Globe Theatre) entitled "Shakespeare, Bacon-And Others", on Wednesday, August 28th at The Edwin Durning-Lawrence Library, 4pm to 5:15pm to end at 6pm (fourth floor) at the University of London, Senate House, Malet St, London. (Block North of the British Musuem, Tubes Goodge St, Tottenham Ct.Rd, Northern & Central Lines:  to Russell Sq., Piccadilly Line
Guests are welcome (No charge) and refreshments will be provided. If interested in attending and reserving a seat(s) contact by letter : The Secretary to the FBSociety, Flat 1, Lee House, 75a Effra Road, London SW19 8PS

August 8, Francis Bacon's The History of the Winds 

August 1, Compeers by Night : Second Part of Part III : FrAncis BAcon & the Secret of the Ornamental Devices by Mather Walker Francis Bacon was a very influential figure of his times. He mixed in courtly circles, carried out many missions to France, is thought by some to be behind the creation of the Rosicrucians and other more 'secret' societies. Mather continues his look at the life of Bacon and his associations with Freemasonry, as well as other occult groups. He details the 'london underground' of occult knowledge, and the contemporary figures who helped in these endeavours. Mather also takes a look at the symbolism used by these groups to conceal and perpetuate ancient knowledge.

July 20, A Citation from the Advancement of Learning with Commentary

July 12, Francis Bacon, Slave driver or Servant of Nature?

July 4, Godfather to the American Forefathers

July 4, Commentary and introduction by Harvey Wheeler on Bacon's Valerius Terminus: Of the Interpretation of Nature with the Annotations of Hermes Stella.

June 19, Were emblems used to convey concealed communications? What was Bacon's connection with the printers of the day? Mather Walker provides an excellent overview in the first installment of Compeers by Night Part III : FrAncis BAcon & the Secret of the Ornamental Devices. Introduction Page

June 12,  A curious title-page of The Tragedy of King Richard II and some commentary about Queen Elizabeth, Wil Shaksper and Francis Bacon regarding the author of Richard II

June 5, The Impending Crisis : Some Recent News briefs and Commentary on the Shakespeare Authorship by Francis Carr 

May 17, British author Joy Hancox, in her fascinating and controversial books, The Byrom Collection (1992) and Kingdom for a Stage (2001), uncovers some startling discoveries about Elizabethan playhouses in both their design and those who were responsible in the designing. Her research presents how John Dee and Francis Bacon were more intimately involved in this process than anyone has suspected. Mather Walker has a review.

May 6  Edwin Bormann in his book The Secret Shakespeare presents how the spirit or the ghost in Hamlet clearly is the personification of the natural philosophical ideas of the spirit according to Bacon's scientific writings. See the chapter SHAKESPEARE'S HAMLET : a dramatic parable in the sense of Bacon's Anthropology

April 23, William Shakespeare, who spelled his name as Shakspere, Shaxpur, Shakpr, and Shagspere, the world's most famous front man, was born and died on this day. Let's hear from the Bard himself. (audio file)

April 15, Interview : Mark Rylance, actor and director of the Globe Theatre

April 5, Winston Churchill once described Thomas Babington Macaulay "as the Prince of literary rogues" and Lord Acton said that "his essays are only a pleasant reading and a key to half the prejudices of our age." David Salmon said of Macaulay's infamous "Essay on Bacon" that "instead of examining all the facts and then arriving at a conclusion he proceeded to state the reasons for it, ignoring or flouting the rest." The University of Oxford ordered all Macaulay's works to be placed in a special category as not trustworthy for history. Nieves Mathews in her book, Francis Bacon, "The History of a Character Assassination" wrote that the motive for Macaulay's slanderous essay on Bacon was to use it as a vehicle to gain fame and notoriety. In so doing, he left several misinformed generations with an untruthful understanding of Bacon's fall from the Chancellorship. Edward Johnson in his essay FRANCIS BACON VERSUS LORD MACAULAY presents detailed research that exonerates Bacon from his alleged abandonment of his good friend the Earl of Essex and unethical practice as the Lord Chancellor, while demonstrating how Macaulay misrepresented the historical record.  

April 1, Newstory : Feeling Forgetful? Shakespeare had a herb for it, followed by Bacon had a herb for it.

March 18, Francis Bacon and the Secret of the Rosicrucian Rose by Mather Walker in Part II of Compeers by Night. A fascinating article looking at the Rosicrucian phenomena which first flowered over 400 years ago. Mather Walker looks at the characters and leading men of their age, who supported the aims of the secret fraternity of the Rosicrucians. Mather discusses the Rosicrucian published Manifestos, and tries to identify those responsible for publishing them. What was the guiding force, the secret of the Rose which the Rosicrucians extolled?

March 9, Who were the people who worked behind the scenes with Francis Bacon? Is there a possibility of drawing any of them out of the shadow into the light? Major speculations about Bacon's connection with secret groups and secret societies have centered around the Freemasons and Rosicrucians. Is there any evidence to connect him with these groups? Join Mather Walker as he answers these questions while peeking through the ceremonies and initiations of Freemasonry in Part One of Compeers by Night.

March 9, In Bathe, England at the Ustinov Studio Anthony Holden, author of a biography on William Shakespeare started off by telling his audience with serious intent : "If anyone in the audience thinks that anyone other than William Shakespeare was the author would you please leave the room."
When asked about Shakespeare's will lacking any references to books or manuscripts, Holden replied, "You can take it for granted that books and manuscripts would have been included in the will."

February 22, The Shakespeare Myth

February 11, The first printed Quarto of Othello came out in 1622, six years after William Shaksper's death, and eighteen years after Edward de Vere's death. A year later, when the First Folio was published, new additions and improvements to the play can be seen, demonstrating that the author of Othello was alive in 1623.

February 5, When Mark Twain dictated in a personal letter :

"From away back towards the very beginning of the Shakespear-Bacon controversy I have been on the Bacon side, and have wanted to see our majestic Shakespear unhorsed"

he was stating that he had a long time interest in the matter before his "Is Shakespeare Dead" account was published in 1909. Find out why Mather Walker considers Mark Twain The Greatest Baconian. Then follow the link after the essay which leads to the rest of Twain's letter.

January 29, One Flew Over the Shakespeare Mosh Pit : Bard Politics and a Press Release

January 24 , Stratfordians and Oxfordians now have something in common they don't want to debate a Baconian in public. The latest authorship shenanigans can be found in the upcoming "debate" sponsored by Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C. The Stratfordians and the Oxfordians have teamed up for a debate without having a representative from the Bacon viewpoint. In so doing they are attempting to shield themselves and their audience from having to face the consequences of their most feared opponent;TRUTH. It is humorous to observe how these two ardent foes have come together to cooperate in a time of mutual need in order to bamboozle their singular illusions upon the public. What fools these mortals be!

January 22, Today marks the Birthday of the Bard : Sir Francis Bacon

"Dr. Rawley's opening statement that Francis Bacon ' was born in York House or York Place' (he uses italics in the 1670 version to draw attention to the phrase) is intended to provoke the reader to ascertain WHERE he was born and who were his parents : For YORK HOUSE was the residence of Sir Nicholas Bacon, but YORK PLACE was the Queen's Palace, afterwards known as Whitehall. The first sentence, then raises the question acutely : Was Francis a Bacon or a Tudor? Was he born at York House or York Place? If anyone knew the truth, Dr. Rawley did. He writes openly as near the truth as he dare. He knew better than anyone else that York House was not York Place and was never known as York Place. York Place was the name of Queen Elizabeth's Palace in the old days."Alfred Dodd, The Marriage of Elizabeth Tudor

January 8, 2002 The Folger-Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C is looking for a new director. Since it's inception 70 years ago this institution has quietly refrained from demonstrating a leadership role on the Shakespeare authorship. They have pretended that the authorship question doesn't exist at all despite having the resources to enlighten us.

December 4, Clearing misconceptions : the Shakespeare-Bacon viewpoints on Love

November 19, What evidence points to Bacon as the author of the Shakespeare Plays?

November 11, Commentary on Bacon's Wisdom of the Ancients & Interpretation of Myths

November 4, British author Colin Wilson in his latest book The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Unsolved Mysteries has a chapter on who was Shakespeare

October 31, A Middle-Eastern Night's Dream

October 25, "Bacon's most characteristic ideas find their best, their amplest expression, not in Bacon's prose, but in Shakespeare's poetry. The crude, technical, scientific exposition of the theory is to be found in the prose : while the larger and more varied applications of the theory, the theory set in many lights and colours, as it is seen reflected in the multiplying and transforming mirror of a poet's mind, is seen in Shakespeare." See Robert Theobald's Bacon's Philosophy of Wonder

October 18, Book Review : The Bacon-Shakespeare Question

October 11, "When Bacon's Essay of Gardens and the Shakespeare play, the Winter's Tale are read together, written as they both are, in that singular style of elegance, brevity, and beauty, and depth of science, which is so markedly characteristic of this author, whether in verse or prose, it becomes next to impossible to doubt of his identity." Judge Nathaniel Holmes, The Authorship of Shakespeare

October 4, "The philosophy of "Hope," which is equally characteristic of Bacon and Shakespeare, is not a set of common place notions, floating in the air, any man's property who chooses to pick them up. They are so strange and individual, so peculiar and startling, that even James Spedding was half scandalized by them. Bacon's mind, and surely also Bacon's hand is equally to be recognized in both the prose and poetry", so wrote Robert Theobald in his book, Shakespeare Studies in Baconian Light.

September 26, Linguistic theory and language development are considered in The Stratfordian and Baconian Theories : In the Light of Science

September 17, More on the History behind the Rosicrucians & Bacon's "Advertisement for a Holy War"

September 9, Constance Pott from her book Francis Bacon and His Secret Society

Part I : The Rosicrucians : Their Rules, Aims, And Method of Working

Part II : Precepts Of the Rosicrucian Fraternity & Bacon's Influence

September 4, Meet Shakespeare's Wife

August 28, Francis Bacon's System not only embraced the Reformation of Physics and Physical Well-being but the Invisible Worlds of Mental and Moral Thought and Action inspired by his muse, Goddess AthenA, the Spear-Shaker.

August 24, Some letters of William Smedley, author of The Mystery of Francis Bacon

August 22, Book reviews : Daphne du Maurier's Golden Lads & Hostage to Fortune

August 17, The Royal Society of London For Improving Natural Knowledge

August 13, "The end of science is not to prove a theory but to improve mankind," wrote Manly P. Hall. The scientific goals of Francis Bacon are seen integrated with the nature of his faith and humanity from a lecture by Professor Benjamin Farrington : The Christianity of Francis Bacon

August 6, Bacon's Translations of the Psalms

August 1, Harvey Wheeler writes about a modern applicaton of the Baconian scientific process of evidence evaluation that is used effectively in medicine. Bacon and Dr. Folkman’s Neo-Hermeneutics

July 20, The Rev. James Wilmot, D.D., was the first to name Francis Bacon as the author of Shakespeare in 1785.

July 4, Bacon 101 : A new series of essays from Mather Walker, exploring Bacon's Novum Organum, The Advancement of Learning and a fresh perspective on The Tempest

June 5, In 1631 the first biography book on Francis Bacon was published in Paris. The author was a Frenchman named Pierre Amboise who made references to Bacon's Royal birth. See The Life of Francis Bacon. Commentary on the book is found in a chapter from Granville Cuningham's BACON'S SECRET DISCLOSED IN CONTEMPORARY BOOKS

May 20, The Esoteric Meaning of Twelfth Night

May 10, Francis Bacon wrote the Earl of Essex (Robert Devereux) a letter of great significance and as remarkable as any of his writings in which he told Essex he must mend his ways and his attitude to the Queen. It is almost sufficient to tell any student of psychology that Francis Bacon was the author of the Shakespeare Plays. Only a Master-dramatist who had studied the complex heart of humanity could have composed it. Very specifically, with the sure touch of the psychological-dramatist, Francis Bacon teaches his younger brother how he may gain his ends from the Queen without appearing to force her Will in any way...... If Essex had heeded this advice, Francis Bacon's Idealism would have ushered in a New Age on wings of Fraternity and Liberty, Education and Charity. See Alfred Dodd's the Two Brothers : Politics of the Royal Succession

May 1, Interview with the prolific British author, Jean Overton Fuller regarding The Tempest , the Virginia Colony, and Bacon's genetics.

April 23, It's that time of the year to pay homage to that enigmatic man, William Shaksper, whose legend well exceeded his capability while being paid to play his vital Falstaffian (the false spear) role in order to protect another. Then check out the point being made in Shake, Fake & Bake : Betty Crocker and the Shakespeare Authorship

April 15, When Daphne du Maurier the popular British novelist became interested in writing a book on Francis Bacon, little did she know at the time she would end up becoming an enthusiast about the authorship question. In the 1970's after her book was published, she became a member of the Francis Bacon Society. Here is a review of her book The Winding Stair : Francis Bacon His Rise and Fall in which she left deft clues regarding the man behind the mask of Shakespeare.

April 1, Baconians and Oxfordians have one thing in common : They both recognize the impossibility that the author of the Shakespeare works was William Shakspere of Stratford. However, the notion that Edward de Vere was the author is simply replacing one myth with another. In the eighty or so years since their theory was introduced, Oxfordians have yet to provide any substantial evidence for their claims or for their critics, while inflating what-ever evidence they believe they have, to be more substantial than it actually is : Much Ado About Nothing.
If your still uncertain about who wrote Shakespeare or if you just want to have a good read, then you will find this new essay by Jerome Harner, Why I'm Not An Oxfordian : Bacon vs. De Vere, a Review of the Evidence to be as illuminating as it is entertaining. After all wasn't this the point of Francis Bacon being a playwright?

March 25,  On this day in 1621, Francis Bacon writes a letter to the King maintaining his innocence to the bribery charges. Further testimony is given by one of his secretaries and head servant Thomas Bushell who later makes a confession revealing his poor judgment in receiving gifts on behalf of the Lord Chancellor without admitting to it at the time. See: Bacon's letter to King James.

March 15, When King James I allowed his Lord Chancellor to take the fall for his own self-created political dilemmas in 1621, it was a great travesty of justice in the course of British history. Still to this day there is much confusion around the blighted facts of this matter as an innocent man was commanded to abandon his defence and admit guilt to bribery charges, without even having a trial. Find out how these circumstances are eventually reflected in scenes from the plays Henry VIII and Othello in : The Sacrifice of Francis St. Alban.

March 4, A clear historical exposition of how Bacon's scientific method and philosophical ideas regarding the impediments to learning and discovery have been either embraced or misunderstood and yet still relevant today for further inquiry can be found in Francis Bacon and the True Ends of Skepticism by Barbara Friedberg.

February 20, Join the fun. A Marlovian and a Baconian in the heat of battle in : Deja Vu All Over Again : Resurrecting Marley Take Two.

February 3, ORVILLE W. OWEN, M. D. remarked that,

"Either Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare were the same man, at least so far as the writings are concerned, or else for once in the history of mankind, two men absolutely dissimilar in birth, in education and in bringing up, had the same thoughts, used the same words, piled up the same ideas, wrote upon the same subjects, and thought, wrote, talked and dreamed absolutely alike."

Here's a sample selection of mutual thoughts and subjects found in the works of Bacon and Shakespeare collated by W.F.C .Wigston in his book Francis Bacon : Poet, Prophet, Philosopher,Versus Phantom Captain Shakespeare The Rosicrucian Mask

January 22, 2001 Some words from Francis Bacon on the 440th anniversary of his birth and Sir Francis Bacon's Advancement of Shakespeare & The 1623 First Folio with a quote from Ben Jonson.

BBC online edtion names sirbacon.org site, "Pick of the Day at Web Guide, Best of the Web."

December 7,  Since the publication of The Shakespeare Ciphers Examined (1957) by Elizebeth and William Friedman two generations of Shakespeare scholars have heavily depended on this book for truthful expert guidance in matters pertaining to the Shakespeare Authorship “problem.” The Friedmans promised in the introduction to their book to be unbiased investigators. They even went so far as to state that anti-Stratfordians deserved a fair hearing instead of the derision they had suffered for many years. However, their book maintained a derisive approach which affected the quality and the outcome of their results. Years later, William Friedman would admit in private that he made some mistakes but he never revised his work. Now 43 years later, Kenneth Patton will demonstrate in detail with his new book, Setting The Record Straight : An Expose' of Stratfordian Anti-Baconian Tactics (Book One ; a designated version for the internet in 94 pages), the deliberate shortcomings of the Friedmans research while presenting how legitimate and intentional Baconian ciphers are in fact, inside the Shakespeare Folio as verified by the discoveries of William Stone Booth in the early 1900's.

December 5, Edmund Spenser : The Man on the Stair

December 4, From the book Reminiscences of a Baconian, Kate Prescott tells us about some of the secrets from Bacon's residence at Canonbury Tower

December 2, Correspondence between King James' daughter Elizabeth and Francis Bacon from 1622.

December 1, BBC news reports a comedy of errors recently exposed in Stratford on Avon in regard to historical landmarks that were falsely attributed.

November 27, Insight into the mystery surrounding Christopher Marlowe & the identity of "Monsieur le Doux" can be found in Resurrecting Marley.

November 22, The syndicated adventure comic strips Liberty Meadows & Dr. Cyborg proclaim Francis Bacon as Shakespeare

 November 15, The Shakespeare First Folio is Bacon's magic puzzle box. The Folio symbolizes the entire realm of Universal Nature, even going down to the sub-atomic level. Join Mather Walker as he weaves us through The Secrets of The First Folio.

November 7, Bacon's connection with the Printing of the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio

November 1, Throughout Bacon's works such as the Essays, dedications to the books Novum Organum and Wisdom of The Ancients and some speeches; is found the enigmatic phrase "I cannot tell." This phrase can also be found in several of the Shakespeare plays and was amended into the 1623 First Folio. What was the meaning behind it?

October 22, An imaginary image of Francis Bacon and His Contemporaries followed by an article, Francis Bacon's Friends & Associates

October 12, Hundreds of anecdotes and observations dictated by Francis Bacon are found in his Apophthegms

October 1, 2000 How the Shakespeare Plays Fit Bacon's Life-Story in Loves Labour's Lost, Othello, Merry Wives of Windsor, Merchant of Venice, Measure For Measure, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, King John, King Henry VI, and King Lear.

September 19, 2000 Bacon The Expert On Religious Foundations

September 9, 2000 The Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret details about the facts surrounding Francis Bacon's birth

August 27, 2000 Interview with British writer Francis Carr who has promoted the Authorship Question for the last 40 years.

August 17, 2000 The Author of Shakespeare Was A Professional Lawyer

August 9, 2000 Sir Edwin Durning Lawrence author and collector of many books on Bacon and the authorship bequeathed his entire library to the University of London. Take a look inside.

July 28, 2000 Bertram Theobald in his book Enter Francis Bacon presents how Ben Jonson played a vital role as Bacon's editor and confidant. See : Ben Jonson and the 1623 Folio

July 4, 2000 A letter by Thomas Jefferson writing who he considered to be the three greatest men of all time

June 2, 2000 Edwin Reed, a prolific writer on the authorship, presents 885 parallelisms between the writings of Shakespeare and Bacon. See his book Bacon vs. Shakspere.

May 24, 2000 In the book Ben Jonson and The First Folio W. Lansdown Goldsworthy presents how Jonson used his Masque, Staple of News to make concealed commentary about the Court of King James, his loyalty towards Francis Bacon, alludes to the Earls of Montgomery and Pembroke, Mary Fitton, Puttenham and "The Arte of English Poesie" and his symbolic reference to Edward de Vere, repudiating his hand in the authorship of Shakespeare.

May, 24, 2000 The Shakespeare Ciphers Examined (1957) by the cryptologist William Friedman, claimed that there were no legitimate Bacon ciphers in Shakespeare. Subsequent research about this book, illustrates that not only does the book contain many inaccuracies, but they were deliberate in nature. Commentary from Baconiana.

May 24, 2000 Francis Bacon and The Shakespeare Plays : The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, and Antony & Cleopatra by one of the leading authorities on Bacon and Shakespeare today, Peter Dawkins.

May 23, 2000 They were the Knights of the Helmet, an 'invisible' order, spear-headed by that Shaker of the Spear himself, Francis Bacon. His method : advancing the learning of his time and all the ages with a new literature, enhancement of the English language, expansion of the New World, using the principles of inductive science, culminating in his ultimate goal : Universal Enlightenment. Read about Francis Bacon and The Knights of the Helmet.

May 21, 2000 Shakespeare and Freemasonry

May 18, 2000 A short excerpt from The History of the Rosicrucians with commentary on The New Atlantis

May 16, 2000 Point Counterpoint : Rebuttal to the Oakland Tribune Hamlet and Eggs vs Bringing Home the Bacon

May 9, 2000 The implications of Bacon's royal birth can be seen through his jealous nemesis Edward Coke, and the private letters exchanged between them and Robert Cecil, his cousin and Secretary of State; whose province it was to guard all state secrets. The inside story of the Francis Bacon-Edward Coke connection.

May 9, 2000 Bacon's writing : In Happie Memorie of Elizabeth, Queen of England gives testimony to his and Essex's concealed Tudor identites in : Last of the Tudors.

May 9, 2000 Bacon played a key role in the success of Parliament under the new King James reign. Before Bacon could move up the winding stairs of the political realm he had to first agree to a marriage with a commoner brokered by his cousin Robert Cecil. Bacon's private letters reveal this hidden history. See : King James First Parliament.

April 23, 2000 "BBC Knowledge" the new British documentary company recently broadcast a 5 hour program on Shakespeare. In their promotion of the show they made the point that "It hasn't always been Politicians who've kept the people of England entertained with tales of treason, scandal, and deception." Find out that maybe Shakespeare was a Politician after all.

April 23, 2000 The new London Globe Theatre Exhibition Hall is now open to the public and the first display board you see when entering is a succinct synopsis on the Authorship issue and the candidates. There hasn't been any publicity about the new exhibition hall and nothing about the man William Shakespeare as author is presented.

April 23, 2000 We are living in the information age and a time when more information and knowledge is available at a greater level than ever before. Yet in regards to William Shakespeare we know very little and this has become very difficult to reconcile for orthodox Strafordian scholars like the former Director of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford, Stanley Wells, and U.C. Berkeley English Professor Alan Nelson, who have both been quoted as saying , "Shakespeare is a hard sell." This is reflected in Stratford on Avon which has seen a sharp decline in tourism. Bard to the Bone gets to the bottom on the lack of evidence.

April 9, 2000 On this day in 1626, Francis Bacon died at the age of sixty-five. Find out about Bacon's friend the 2nd Earl of Arundel whose estate he spent his final days on and where he wrote his last letter describing his experiment to preserve a fowl with snow in Highgate--London which he claimed "it succeeded excellently well."

March 21, 2000 Bacon's early years in public life included being an advisor for the State. During this time, letters that Bacon wrote to his Uncle Burleigh the Lord Treasurer, his mother Queen Elizabeth, and friend Fulke Greville, illustrate the realities of his Tudor predicament and his potential Succession to the Throne which eventually he was forced to renounce. see : Francis Bacon the Publicist (1592-1596)

March 14, 2000 Kenneth Patton shares an insight about Bacon's Prayer

February 14, 2000 Bacon-Shakespeare Coincidences by Edward Johnson

February 2, 2000 The Semiosis of Francis Bacon’s Scientific Empiricism by Harvey Wheeler

January 22, 2000 Francis Bacon's Birthday

January 22, 2000 Ben Jonson's Banquet speech written for Francis Bacon's 60th Birthday

January 22, 2000 Impeached from the Chancellorship in order to save King James from a political scandal in 1621; Bacon wrote this Prayer

January 22, 2000 New York Honors Francis Bacon 

January 22 2000 , View the 3D Bacon B+A+C+O+N=33 = Shakespeare (Best Viewed with 3D Glasses, if you would like a free pair of 3D glasses send us your snail address via lawrence@sirbacon.org)

January 18, 2000 Peter Dawkins and the Francis Bacon Research Trust have launched a New Francis Bacon Website.

January 17, 2000 Harvey Wheeler examines Francis Bacon’s Case of the Post-Nati:(1608); Foundations of Anglo-American Constitutionalism; An Application of Critical Constitutional Theory

January 4, 2000 The Founder of the Bacon Society, Constance Pott and a Retrospective she wrote in 1902, still relevant today for authorship researchers

December 11, 1999, Sir Walter Raleigh : Who helped him prepare his "History of The World"?

December 3, 1999, All is Not Gold That Glisters : Politics & circumstances behind the "Virgin Queen" 

November 19, 1999, Virginia Fellows new essay Unlocking the Shakespeare Riddle, Why the Bard Was Not Who We Thought he Was PDF format from Atlantis Rising Magazine

November 14, 1999, Was Mozart a Baconian? British author Francis Carr explores the evidence

November 1, 1999, Parallelisms and the Promus--Another look at Bacon's Shakespeare Notebook

September 8, 1999, Bridging Ancient Wisdom Themes to the Present: The Shakespeare-Bacon Essays of Mather Walker 

August 23, 1999, Discovery of Early Shakespeare Quartos in Bacon's Library

August 19, 1999, When Shakespeare was in Love : Francis Bacon and Marguerite of Navarre

August 15, 1999,  William Cecil (Lord Burghley) and Robert Cecil were Bacon's Uncle and Cousin. Threatened by Bacon's ideas for reform and his royal birth they were adverse towards any public advancement for Bacon.

July 29, 1999, The Prince of Purple : Find the Ten Links

July 29, 1999, Bacon and The Tempest

July 20, 1999,  The 1624 Cipher Book Cryptomenytices Cryptographia and it's Title Page

July 13, 1999, The Shakespeare-Bacon- Overlay and Martin Droeshout artist of the mysterious Shakespeare portrait as seen in the 1623 Folio 

July 4, 1999, The Godfather to the American Forefathers

June 19, 1999,Don Quixote and Francis Bacon

June 16, 1999, Divine Elizabethae: Queen Elizabeth and David--Shakespeare and Solomon (A personal letter written by Roger Ascham to the Queen & concealed for Two-Hundred Years)

June 5, 1999, Contemporaries compare Bacon to Apollo

May 25, 1999, Bacon's cultural impact on science & 17th century Europe

May 19, 1999, The San Francisco Chronicle names Sirbacon.org site of the week

May 18, 1999, Manly P. Hall's commentary on Bacon's The New Atlantis

May 6, 1999, Anne and Sir Nicholas Bacon

May 6, 1999, The Francis Bacon Introductory Slide Show

May 1, 1999, The Earl of Essex's Secret Birth

April 23, 1999, Celebrate "Shakespeare's" birthday: which is the same day he died on (in 1616) & is the exact day Cervantes died

April 18, 1999, Bacon & The Mystical Roots of The Two Gentlemen of Verona

April 11, 1999, Shakespeare's Other Side of Midnight

April 4, 1999, Bacon and the Rose Cross

March 31, 1999, The Temple of the Rosy Cross 

March 21, 1999, Spearshakers of the Globe

March 14, 1999, The Authorship Question & Beyond

February 22 1999,, The Jerry Springer Show : "Famous Authors Who Are Fakes"

February 20, 1999, Bacon Statue at Gray's Inn (339k)

February 20, 1999, The Gospel According to Francis Bacon

February 8, 1999, Commentary on Bacon's Essay Of Truth

January 22, 1999, Birthday of Francis Bacon

January 22, 1999, A Hamlet Interpretation

January 22, 1999, In the Light & Shadow

January 22, 1999, Francis Bacon, Macbeth, and King James

January 22, 1999, Bacon & The Stage

January 22, 1999, Hamlet and Francis Bacon

January 9,1999, Essex's Plot to Win The Queen

December 5, 1998, The Gorhambury Theatre of Masks

December 1, 1998, The Veiled and Feathered Sunburst

November 18, 1998, The Man Who Saw Through Time

November 12, 1998, Twickenham Park & Love's Labour's Lost 

November 6, 1998, Amusements Gallery VIII

November 5, 1998, Francis Bacon's Study & the "Stages" of his Life (121k)

November 1, 1998, Shakespeare's Brother : Anthony Bacon

October 22, 1998, Bacon's Royal Parentage (25 references)

October 13, 1998, Seven Alarming facts about Wm. Shakespeare

October 8, 1998, Why Bacon Suppressed His Name 

October 4, 1998, Elizabeth Wrigley, Director of Fr. Bacon Library 

October 1, 1998, Think Different! London 1616

September 22, 1998, Francis Bacon & The Theatre 

September 22, 1998, Francis Bacon & The English Language
September 11, 1998, The Chairman of the Bacon Society

August 26, 1998, The Martyrdom of Francis Bacon

August 25, 1998, Drawing of Francis Bacon

August 25, 1998, Letter of Bacon's and Richard II

August 14, 1998, Insight into Timon of Athens

August 14, 1998, Amusements Gallery VII

July 10, 1998, Mediocria Firma, New Image of The Bacon Family Motto on Gorhambury Page

July 3, 1998, President Clinton Meets the Advancement of Learning

June 24, 1998, Francis Bacon or Francis Tudor

June 19, 1998, The Shakespeare Sonnets Explained

June 8, 1998, The Secret Bard

June 1, 1998, Francis Bacon Collector Edition Phone Cards

June 1, 1998, Amusements Gallery I & VI (new images added)

June 1, 1998, An Event: Shakespeare Authorship Symposium

May 24, 1998, Shakespeare's Notebook : The Promus

May 24, 1998, How to Become a Member of the Francis Bacon Society

May 24, 1998, New page for Francis Bacon's New Atlantis

May 22, 1998, The Cypher on the Shakespeare Statue inside Westminster Abbey

May 15, 1998, New link on "The Man who made Shakespeare and Stratford Famous" that go to these articles :


SirBacon.org - Sir Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning