by A. Phoenix
SirBacon.org is excited to share the following work by A. Phoenix on the 462nd Birthday of Sir Francis Bacon, January 22, 2023.
Francis Bacon’s Private Manuscript Notebook (Known as the Promus of Formularies and Elegancies) The Source of Several Hundred Resemblances, Correspondences and Parallels Found Throughout his Shakespeare Poems and Plays
By A. Phoenix
In ordinary circumstances this contemporary manuscript document named the Promus of Formularies and Elegancies would be well known to every Bacon and Shakespeare scholar and student of English literature around the world.
Bacon’s unique private notebook held at the British Library contains a total of 51 leaves numbered pages 83 to 132 all written (apart from some French proverbs) in his own hand. The Folio numbered 85 is headed ‘Promus’ and beneath it appears the date ‘Dec. 5, 1594’ with the Folio numbered 114 headed ‘Formularies Promus’ carrying the date ‘27 Jan. 1595’ (i.e., January 1596).
It contains 1655 entries jotted down as an aid to his memory.
The entries include single words, phrases, lines, turns of speech, metaphors, similes, aphorisms, and various moral and philosophical observations. These include entries drawn from the Bible; Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, and English proverbs; and lines and verses from classical poets and dramatists, among them, Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, Horace, and Terence.
This private notebook was used by Bacon as a literary storehouse from where he developed, expanded, and introduced ideas and themes into his acknowledged writings and works.
In Shakespeare Studies in Baconian Light R. M. Theobald produced a list of around 500 Promus entries used by Bacon in his acknowledged writings, a number the orthodox scholar Charles Crawford stated could be significantly added to, and following his detailed study of the Promus in The Bacon Shakespeare Question N. B. Cockburn put the number at about 600. More recently, its modern editors Professor Stewart and Dr Knight in The Oxford Francis Bacon: Early Writings 1584-1596 (Oxford Clarendon Press, 2012) specified that during a period of thirty years Bacon utilised these entries in the Promus for usage in a diverse range of categories and genres that included his private letters, speeches, dramatic devices, essays, religio-political tracts, legal writings, and several of his philosophical and scientific works.
In 1883 the indefatigable Baconian scholar Constance M. Pott published her monumental work entitled The Promus of Formularies and Elegancies (Being Private Notes, circ. 1594, hitherto unpublished) by Francis Bacon Illustrated and Elucidated by Passages from Shakespeare.
In a work running to more than six hundred pages, Pott reproduced a full transcript of the entries in the Promus alongside hundreds of parallel passages from the Shakespeare poems and plays. This work has remained virtually unknown for the last one hundred and fifty years because it has been systematically ignored and misrepresented by orthodox Bacon and Shakespeare editors and commentators as it manifestly demonstrates that Bacon is Shakespeare.
Now here for the first time (unknown to or expanded upon by Pott and other previous scholars and commentators) beyond paralleling hundreds of entries from Bacon’s notebook against his Shakespeare poems and plays, the present work will show how these sources used by Bacon, the Bible, Erasmus, Florio (Italian proverbs), Heywood (English proverbs), and especially the classical poets and dramatists Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, Horace, and Terence, completely saturate his Shakespeare works, confirming beyond any doubt that he used his private notebook as an aid-to-memory and wellspring for his divine Shakespeare poems and plays.
For the full story about ‘Francis Bacon’s Notebook’ see:
FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/LTfUbKb7KqU
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by A. Phoenix
A Very Happy 2023 to Everyone at SirBacon.org, B’Hive, and all Baconians around the World.
A Short 4 Minute Video Dedicated to Rob Fowler & Yann Le Merlus for all their great work.
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Bacon and Shakespeare Parallelisms: 45/885 Examples
Bacon and Shakespeare Parallelisms Paperback – August 24, 2016
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by A. Phoenix
THE BACON-SHAKESPEARE MANUSCRIPT (HITHERTO KNOWN AS
THE NORTHUMBERLAND MANUSCRIPT) WHICH ORIGINALLY
CONTAINED COPIES OF HIS SHAKESPEARE PLAYS
RICHARD II AND RICHARD III.
By A Phoenix
The Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript Part 2 Video
In 1867 an astounding Elizabethan document (c. 1596) was discovered at Northumberland House in London. It should have had the most extraordinary impact on the literary world as it reveals the true author of the Shakespeare works. Instead it was misleadingly named The Northumberland Manuscript and quietly either ignored or misrepresented for over 150 years.
The manuscript belonging to Francis Bacon contains copies of his early writings and originally his Shakespeare plays Richard II and Richard III.
The contents page reveals explosive information. The names of both Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare are scribbled repeatedly all over its outer cover.
This is the only contemporary Elizabethan document in the world that features both the names of Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare. Why then is it not the most famous document in the world? Because the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript contains a world changing truth. . .
Francis Bacon is Shakespeare.
For the full story about ‘The Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript’ see:
Part 1 VIDEO: https://youtu.be/QDn8gdBqnIM
by A. Phoenix
THE BACON-SHAKESPEARE MANUSCRIPT (HITHERTO KNOWN AS
THE NORTHUMBERLAND MANUSCRIPT) WHICH ORIGINALLY
CONTAINED COPIES OF HIS SHAKESPEARE PLAYS
RICHARD II AND RICHARD III.
By A Phoenix
For the full story about ‘The Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript’ see:
1. The Silence of the Shakespeare Scholars p. 6
2. The Discovery of the so-called Northumberland Manuscript p. 12
3. The Outer Cover of Bacon’s Northumberland Manuscript p. 16
4. The Handwriting on the Outer Cover of the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript p. 38
5. The date of the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript p. 49
6. The Letters, Religio-Political Tracts and Dramatic Devices still Present in the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript and their links to his other Shakespeare poems and plays p. 51
7. The Anonymous Leicester’s Commonwealth the Most Scandalous and Explosive Political Tract of the Elizabethan Era p. 96
8. The Missing Pieces of the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript: Letters, Speeches, Essays, Dramatic Devices and Plays p. 150
9. The Shakespeare Plays Richard II and Richard III originally contained within the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript p. 167
10. References p. 200
1. The Outer Cover of Bacon’s collection of MSS known as the Northumberland Manuscript p. 18
2. A Modern Rendering of the Outer Cover of Bacon’s collection of MSS
known as the Northumberland Manuscript p. 19
3. The monogram of Francis Bacon commencing the first stanza of The Rape of Lucrece (1594) p. 21
4. The last page of The Rape of Lucrece containing the secret signature F. Bacon p. 22
5. The title page of Ars Adulandi, The Art of Flattery containing the verse scribbled over the outer cover of the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript p. 25
6. Page 136 of Love’s Labour’s Lost in the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio p. 27
7. The title page of the 1598 quarto edition of Love’s Labour’s Lost ‘By W. Shakespere’ incorporating the concealed acrostic BACON p. 29
8. The title page of the 1600 quarto edition of The Merchant of Venice p. 31
9. The title page of the anonymous 1597 quarto edition of Romeo and Juliet p. 34
10. The title page of the 1599 quarto edition of Romeo and Juliet with its concealed anagram BACON p. 35
11. First page of the 1599 quarto edition of Romeo and Juliet with its Baconian-Rosicrucian AA headpiece p. 36
12. The poem by John Davies ‘To our English Terence Mr. Will: Shake-speare’
revealing Bacon is Shakespeare p. 42
13. A facsimile copy of a letter from Francis Bacon to Michael Hicks p. 46
14. An enlarged part of the outside cover of the Bacon-Shakespeare MSS p. 47
15. The Tudor family Hilliard miniatures of Queen Elizabeth, Robert Dudley, and their concealed royal sons, Francis Bacon and Robert Devereux p. 53
16. The Baconian-Rosicrucian AA headpiece over the dedication page of the first Shakespeare poem Venus and Adonis (1593) p. 54
17. The White Hart Inn at the edge of the Bacon family estate at Gorhambury
with its Mural depicting the Boar and death of Adonis in Venus and Adonis and Bacon’s Boar Crest from the special copy of his Novum Organum p. 57
18. Francis Bacon’s Achievement of Arms headed with the Crest of a Boar p. 58
19. The title page of the 1591 edition of The Troublesome Raigne of Iohn King of England, with the discouerie of King Richard Cordelions Base sonne (vulgarly named, The Bastard Fawconbridge) p. 60
20. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth royal mother of Francis Bacon and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex p. 74
21. Portrait of Francis Bacon concealed Prince of Wales heir to the throne p. 75
22. Portrait of Robert Devereux a Royal Tudor Prince p. 76
23. The title page of Bacon’s Sagesse Mysterieuse Des Anciens depicting allas Athena the Shaker of the Spear from where he derived his nom de plume
Shake-speare with the two mottoes ‘Truth is enveloped by obscurity’ and ‘Thus it shines in the shadows’ p. 78
24. The emblem on the title page of New Atlantis (Land of the Rosicrucians) with the inscription ‘In Time the Hidden Truth Will be Revealed’) p. 79
25. The Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth p. 87
26. Portrait of her secret husband Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester p. 88
27. Portrait of Francis Bacon as a child p. 89
28. The title page of the 1584 edition of Leicester’s Commonwealth p. 97
29. The title page of the 1641 edition of Leicester’s Commonwealth p. 106
30. The title page of the 1641 edition of Leicester’s Commonwealth attributed to Robert Parson p. 107
31. The title page of the 1706 edition Secret Memoirs of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (Leicester’s Commonwealth) p. 110
32. The title page of the 1904 edition of the History of Queen Elizabeth, Amy Robsart and the Earl of Leicester (Leicester’s Commonwealth) p. 111
33. Deciphered title page of the 1584 edition of Leicester’s Commonwealth p. 140
34. The deciphered ‘The Preface of the Conference’ page from Leicester’s Commonwealth p. 141
35. The deciphered emblem prefaced to the 1585 French version of Leicester’s Commonwealth p. 144
36. The English version/translation of the ‘Addition of the Translator’ appended to the 1585 French version of Leicester’s Commonwealth (Exeter College,
Oxford MS 166) p. 145
37. The title page of the 1597 edition of Bacon’s Essays p. 153
38. The title page of the 1598 edition of Bacon’s Essays p. 154
39. The Baconian-Rosicrucian AA headpiece on the anonymous Epicedivm, A Funerall Song, vpon the vertuous life, and godly death, of the right worshipfull the Lady Helen Branch (1594) p. 158
40. The first page of Epicedivm containing reference to The Rape of Lucrece and Asmund and Cornelia replete with a 33 Bacon cipher p. 159
41. The monogram of Francis Bacon commencing the first sonnet in the 1609 edition of Shakespeares Sonnets p. 160
42. The monogram of Francis Bacon commencing the first verse of A Lover’s Complaint with an acrostic spelling out the name of its author Bacon p. 161
43. The Baconian-Rosicrucian AA headpiece above the dedication page of Nashes Lenten Stuffe (1599) p. 163
44. The Baconian-Rosicrucian AA headpiece on the title page of Pierce Pennilesse his supplication to the Diuell (1595) p. 164
45. The Baconian-Rosicrucian AA headpiece above the first page of the 1597 edition of Richard III p. 168
46. The Baconian-Rosicrucian AA headpiece above the first page of the p. 169 1598 edition of Richard III
47. The Baconian-Rosicrucian AA headpiece above the first page of the 1597 edition of Richard II p. 170
48. The Baconian-Rosicrucian AA headpiece above the first page of the 1598 edition of Richard II p. 171
49. The deciphered title page of the 1597 edition of Richard II p. 195
50. The deciphered title page of the 1597 edition of Richard III p. 196
51. The anagram BACON on the title page of the 1598 edition of Richard III p. 197
52. The deciphered title page of the 1599 edition of The First Part of the Life and Raigne of King Henry IIII p. 198
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by A. Phoenix
It is little known that there are a substantial number of passages by professors and academics relating to the links and connections between Bacon and Shakespeare. These links appear in largely inaccessible or out of the way learned journals or other difficult to obtain publications that the majority of scholars, students and casual readers are unfamiliar with. I have therefore thought on the basis that they may be of interest to a wider audience to gather them together in one place for those with an interest in Francis Bacon and Shakespeare and the authorship of the Shakespeare works.
Two Formats : One is in text form and the other is the video.
Short paper available here: https://www.academia.edu/90586683/Great_and_Rare_Quotes_About_Francis_Bacon_and_The_Shakespeare_Works
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by A. Phoenix
There is a generally held belief that Francis Bacon the serious legal, philosophical and scientific mind had no time for or interest in poetry, drama and the theatre. Nothing could be further from the truth. His works of law, science, philosophy, literature, essays, personal letters and even legal charges are permeated throughout with theatrical metaphors and allusions revealing his extensive and profound interest in poetry, drama and the theatre.
by A. Phoenix
Here’s the next short quote video about the Great One dedicated to Lawrence in celebration of 25 wonderful years of sirbacon.org♥️♥️
by A. Phoenix
Following on from Lawrence’s great idea we are going to do a series of short quote videos on and about the Great One. Here’s the first one. We wish to dedicate it to Lawrence in celebration of 25 wonderful years of sirbacon.org♥️♥️
By Rob at Light-of-Truth
I am tickled I met Lawrence before SirBacon.org was live. He added me as yet another Baconian to his vast list of new Baconians even before he had a website!
It was part his dynamic personality. Dude has energy, and it is contagious. Plus the subject matter is fascinating. For we Baconians thanks to Lawrence, it is as if Bacon is reaching out to all of us today and select individuals like Lawrence Gerald are Bacon’s angels merely handing a thread here and there to allow Bacon to jump in. Laugh as you wish. But I am “just sayin’“.
I knew when I saw the Bacon portrait in their hallway that my life just took a turn, then I met Lawrence to solidify it.
SirBacon.org launched on October 10, 1997. I visited Lawrence a few weeks later in 1997. What a thrill to see and participate in the creative artwork and hear what articles were pending. It was like a dam broke and a Baconian flood of information was let loose.
I could go on and on, and I do on the B’Hive often. SirBacon.org became a Baconian bulldozer against all odds. Now 25 years of changing lives and connecting Sir Francis Bacon to new friends.
But what I have created is an intimate friend to friend silly video of a ton of old images from SirBacon.org that possible only me, Lawrence, and Bacon himself would recognize them all. 😉
Lawrence, congratulations on 25 Years of SirBacon.org.
With much Love I hope you enjoy!
NOTE: Most of these images are very low resolution. HD is not possible, watch small. 😉
By A. Phoenix
When many years ago we first came across sirbacon.org we were simply astonished and amazed at the sheer weight of material on the site covering an enormous range of articles and books relating to Francis Bacon and Shakespeare-it was like arriving in a Baconian heaven. To have access to all this material (much of it very rare and inaccessible) gathered together in a single repository represents an unrivalled and incomparable gift to Baconian scholarship and anyone interested in the life and writings of Francis Bacon. For us it was always the first port of call for all things Baconian. All of the Baconian world owes an enormous debt and everlasting gratitude to its founder Lawrence Gerald not only for founding sirbacon.org but also for his unstinting love, enthusiasm and support for us fellow Baconian travellers.
This year 2022 saw the inauguration of the B’Hive forum on sirbacon.org with fellow sirbacon.org companion Rob Fowler at the Baconian helm which provides a public platform for interaction and discussion on all aspects relating to Baconian-Shakespearean scholarship. The B’Hive forum has the added benefit of encouraging and generating new and brilliant discoveries and new areas of research which is evidenced on an almost daily basis from the efforts of its remarkable and innovative contributors. The B’Hive forum is a wonderful ground-breaking innovation to the sirbacon.org website and a platform for the Baconian community which reaches out to the four corners of the globe.
Thanks to Lawrence and Rob, sirbacon.org, the greatest Baconian-Shakespearean website in the world, will shine a light in perpetuity. Lord Bacon would be very proud of what you have achieved for the benefit of lovers of truth all around the world.
Happy 25th Birthday with eternal Love and Thanks!
What Francis Bacon Means to Me
By Christina G. Waldman
October 4, 2022
Francis Bacon knew the power of a metaphor, the ability of a story to teach and convey truths. A visionary, he saw through time and attempted to steer the course of history from his “helm” four hundred years ago. My interest in Shakespeare authorship ties in with an interest in legal history that began for me around 1980 with reading Mark Edwin Andrews’ book, Law versus Equity in The Merchant of Venice: A Legalization of Act IV, Scene 1 (Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 1965). The concept of equity as a component of law is one that truly concerned Francis Bacon and should concern all who care about a definition of justice that includes fairness.
Although planted years earlier, my interest in legal history started to bloom when I began researching for my book, Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice: A Study of Law, Rhetoric, and Authorship (New York: Algora Publishing, 2018). This research began as a book review at Lawrence Gerald’s suggestion. The historical relationship between rhetoric and equity is fascinating. It can be traced back to the ancient Romans, at least. Like the Roman God Janus which faces forwards and backwards, prudence going forward requires a knowledge of past events and accumulated wisdom. These concepts Bacon taught, for example, in his “Wisdom of the Ancients.”
I believe part of the significance of “Plus Ultra” is that, like a ship’s captain adjusts course in response to new information, so, too, must researchers be willing to consider each “fact” a hypothesis subject to modification by new evidence. That is the major problem I see with considering the case closed in favor of William Shaxpere of Stratford (to whom the works of the poet dramatist published under the name of “William Shakespeare” have been traditionally attributed). While humanity exists, the case for knowledge and truth can never be closed.
Bacon was also interested in the interpretation of dreams, in ways of knowing which cannot be explained logically that involve the unconscious. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” He himself had had the prophetic dream of his father’s house being plastered over in black mortar, at the time of his father Sir Nicholas Bacon’s death, while he was overseas in France in his youth.
Francis Bacon tried to show humanity the way to think clearly, to recognize the “four idols,” and to know the difference between fact and fiction, between appearance and reality, and to learn to read between the lines. Poetry is an important tool in stimulating the full use of human capabilities. Bacon was big on contrasting opposites. In the juxtaposition of two opposites, one may see each thing being compared more clearly in contradistinction. The theatre is a good example of a juxtaposition of the opposites of appearance and reality (stage and audience). Bacon realized the teaching value of the theatre. He praised the Jesuits’ use of it.
My interest in Shakespeare authorship has led me into a desire to better understand Bacon’s teachings and wisdom. It has also given me a way into understanding the Shakespeare plays better.
Bacon’s writing is eloquent, beautiful in the way that the King James Version of the Bible is beautiful. The English language is what it is today because of Bacon, “Shakespeare,” and the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. In fact, there is evidence that King James did give the KJV over to Bacon for final editing before it saw publication.
The past holds many secrets. Some might argue, what possible good can come of unearthing some of these secrets? But I would say, we should be building history upon a solid foundation of truth, not on shifting sands (as Jesus taught by parable in the Bible). Bacon also recognized that to enter the Kingdom of Heaven one must become as a little child (as Jesus also taught in the Bible).
I am extremely grateful to all at SirBacon.org for giving me the tools and encouragement to start out on an adventure of Baconian exploration that has greatly enriched my life. Plus Ultra!
By A. Phoenix
The central alchemical theme of The Chemical Wedding is the path of transformation that is the transformation of the individual and collective consciousness of the whole wide world. Its interior text with its complex code of signs and symbols and other arcana explores an allegorical path of initiation into the consciousness of the higher self on a spiritual quest of enlightenment. It is the key work of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood founded by Lord Bacon and today Day 287 (kay cipher for Fra Rosicrosse) we have a double Chemical Wedding of celebrating the 25th anniversary of sirbacon.org founded by Lawrence Gerald along with his companion Rob Fowler who have themselves for the last twenty-five years been on a spiritual quest of enlightenment which we fellows Baconians have been honoured and privileged to have travelled some or all of the way with them.
ON BEHALF OF LORD BACON AND BACONIANS ALL AROUND THE WORLD WE SALUTE YOU.
By Julie Kemp
Francis Bacon opened my heart and mind (Geminis indeed) when i read a book of faction about his earliest days and what delivered him to his grand gestalt. Somehow the tragedy of his mother’s rejection of him especially with regard to declaring the truth of so much ‘background’ and heritage moved me to some very emotional weeks about 7 years ago.
My personal context at that time was consumed by caring for, then living with my late widowed mother who died in December 2017. I had retired from professional nursing to attend to this role which i sensed would be slightly disconcerting for us both but i could not bear to be nursing others in my state’s capital city whilst Mum was clinically depressed and alone in a country town. Soon i saw Mum come to laugh and enjoy her TV viewing as i had never seen her do before. Initially i was stunned and stung by the mirth and laughter i heard from her bedroom one night – but i did quickly move to enjoy her reactions and fostered such. My sister too came to see this and told me she thought it was a good thing all was working out so well. Of course my ‘buttons’ were pressed but gently so – it alerted me to just how things do pass on down in families. I sought some counselling with a local psychologist who i have come to admire for her poignant and incisive grasp of things! My own sense of childhood losses, stern discipline and lack of connection came into sharper focus. My genealogy work beginning in 2005 also assuaged heartaches and losses which had given me room to digest fresh insights into family and contexts and how we can get stuck within ourselves and not live the life it’s said we came here for.
So i had lots of ‘hangups’ early on and being the eldest (of four siblings) was one of them! I never married although i could have had i dared to trust and like myself. After years of many hard times mixed with the joys of some international travels, obtaining a university degree in 1983, followed by working in the performing arts as a secretary for several years i returned to professional nursing. In the 90’s i ventured into mental health nursing training and sought my own psychotherapy with the author of the book above alluded to, although at that time i was not involved in getting to ‘know’ ‘Shakespeare’. However many years later i consulted with the psychiatrist again and his 2012 book was on his secretary’s counter. Being told it was a book of fiction, a sort of ‘wisdom’ tale that dealt with Queen Elizabeth I, i was intrigued as i wanted some different reading material and i had had some past life regression (1 session only) which featured this lady!
It took a year before i started reading ‘The Way of the Quest’ by Dr, George Blair-West. It took me back to my young days of reading beloved fables and was rapt; it did though help to get back in touch with my ‘sense of injustice’ and the agony of it. I found myself, now in my mid 60’s restricted to time and place as i never had quite been before. It seemed ‘the Universe’ was gently forcing me perhaps to face myself anew. One day i was talking with Mum in her suite and at one point burst into tears telling her about George’s book. I was sobbing as i tried to explain what it was about and how incensed i felt by the forces forever taking aim at Francis. Mum was a very thoughtful if not outwardly demonstrable person but she was tender towards me yet mystified as to why i was so upset. I was at that time not quite able to reply fully.
I want to remember and retain monarchy (constitutional) which so recently has loomed large on the World Stage Itself. Francis was and is King of Literature and a Prince of All Realms. I want his story now to be told in full as so much is declared nowadays in the name of ‘mental health’. But hey, Francis is one great avatar of ‘mental health’ who lived the range of human experience in a massively toxic age that explains our own. Let’s really look at him anew.
Kindest regards and thanks for your great website Lawrence,
Christina G. Waldman
The “Oxfraudians” at Oxfraud.com claim to have stated a “prima facie case” establishing the authorship of William Shaxpere of Stratford to the plays and poems of “William Shakespeare,” the name appearing on the title page of the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays in 1623. The Oxfraud.com page, “The Prima Facie Case for Shakespeare,” claims, “The prima facie case does not offer absolute, 100% certainty—it does establish a presumption in support of the conclusion. This conclusion admits only one hypothesis. Shakespeare of Stratford is the author. It may be overcome, but only if there is contrary factual evidence that serves to rebut the conclusion. Supposition, speculation and guesswork are not acceptable. Claiming the evidence has been suppressed or destroyed by a conspiracy is not acceptable.”
In honor of SirBacon.org’s 25th Anniversary I wish to acknowledge Thomas Bockenham for his Work and especially for his discovery, thanks to a 13 by 13 square , of the true identity of the Bard concealed on Shakespeare Monument.
Interestingly, the nef, that is the french word for “nave”, was “a 16th century clock in the form of a ship having mechanical devices to illustrate astronomical movements.” (Merriam-Webster)
With the name FRANCIS BACON forming the two Pillars of Hercules, I think that it is a direct reference to the frontispiece of Francis Bacon’s Book Instauratio Magna .
In regard of the Letter H, I already mentionned on the B’Hive Community that in my opinion, the secret of this letter was given by Ben Jonson in his English Grammar, published posthumesly in 1640 :
“And though I dare not say she is (as I have heard one call her) the Queen -mother of consonants ; yet she is the life and quickening of c, g, p, s, t, w .”
Talking about the Letter H and the Queen mother, I made a discovery few days ago, as I was looking for the best gift to offer on the 25th anniversary of SirBacon.org.
This discovery gave birth to the following video that I am very happy to share with you .
In honor of SirBacon.org’s 25th Anniversary we wish to acknowledge Maureen Ward-Gandy, and her work as England’s leading Graphologist until her passing in 2019.
Maureen Ward-Gandy B Ed CDE BCFE
Professional Consultant in Forensic Documents and Handwriting Specialist
(registered with the British Law Society)
- Letter from Christina Waldman to Lawrence Gerald – Mareen Ward-Gandy credentials
- Table of Contents of Gandy Report – Originally Examined 24 July 1992, Reviewed for Mr Lawrence Gerald 2 July 1994
- ELIZABETH ERA WRITING COMPARISON FOR IDENTIFICATION OF “COMMON AUTHORSHIP” – Full Original Report
In Christina Waldman’s book, “Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, A Study of Law, Rhetoric and Authorship,” the full Maureen Gandy Handwriting report can be found.
Today, October 10, 2022, 25 years after SirBacon.org was launched, we thought we’d share some of our oldest work. The What’s New Page has been a key part of SirBacon.org and is still today. When we rebuilt the website we included What’s New content from 2016 forward, but today we are offering a glimpse of the past with the What’s New on SirBacon.org Archives containing everything from 1998 through 2015. (Keep in mind websites, links, and email addresses are not permanent. We’ll aim to clean up outdated links in time.)
Celebrate SirBacon.org turning 25 with us in October 2022
Deadline: Midnight September 30, 2022.
Purpose: To collect memories, antidotes, or other thoughts from Baconians on how Sir Francis Bacon or SirBacon.org has impacted or influenced you. Your thoughts may be personal, professional, spiritual, none of the above or all of the above. Graphics can be included.
If you are a Baconian, as I am, and Sir Francis Bacon and SirBacon.org has meaning or is important for you, please contribute a sentence or two, an essay, or more if you wish. Graphics and artwork will be accepted as well. We’ll try to put something nice together for us all to enjoy.
Send contributions to 25years@SirBacon.org
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Please pass on this information to Baconians and fans of SirBacon.org.
by Ryan Murtha
The writings of Francis Bacon contain numerous discussions of esotericism. In a general sense, the essay “Of Simulation and Dissimulation” stresses the importance of knowing “what things are to be laid open, and what to be secreted, and what to be showed at half lights, and to whom and when.” In New Atlantis, members of the scientific fraternity “take all an oath of secrecy, for the concealing of those [inventions and discoveries] which we think fit to keep secret.” In The Advancement of Learning Bacon distinguishes between “disclosed” (exoteric) and “enigmatical” (esoteric) writing, the latter allowing the author “to remove the vulgar capacities from being admitted to the secrets of knowledges, and to reserve them to selected auditors, or wits of such sharpness as can pierce the veil.” In Valerius Terminus he again extols the practice of esoteric writing “both for the avoiding of abuse in the excluded, and the strengthening of affection in the admitted.” Hence it is possible that we do not yet fully understand Bacon; the first serious attempt to investigate his religious opinions was Steven Matthews’s excellent 2008 book Theology and Science in the Thought of Francis Bacon. In the present essay, I argue that Bacon was prone to visionary or religious experiences, about which he wrote in the form of alchemical tracts published under a number of pseudonyms.
by A. Phoenix
Both Bacon and Shakespeare (obviously treated separately by orthodox scholars) have very largely been presented as conservative political thinkers whereas more recently several modern scholars have finally begun to partly recognise the republican themes running through both the canons, which completely revolutionises and transforms our understanding of the first philosopher-poet of the modern world.
by Richard Allan Wagner
Hamlet’s “To Be or Not to Be” speech is, possibly, the last place people would expect to find a line from Masonic ritual—yet, word-for-word, there it is—hiding like an “undiscovered” treasure as countless actors throughout the centuries have unwittingly spoken the words without gleaning the full measure of their meaning or origin.
By Deslie McClellan
An Enlightened Spirit : Authorship Question Part 4 : A Chapter from Deslie McClellan’s uplifting book : Prince of Our Dreams : Young Shakespeare
“The most compelling proof that Bacon was Shakespeare is the enlightened–one might say, luminous–spirit of the author. The Bard has a matchless understanding of the moral beauty of life and its diviner mysteries. His spirituality is exquisite. Dr. Bucke, cited earlier, calls it cosmic consciousness, whereby the author palpably feels the radiance of heaven’s wisdom and heaven’s love in his own awareness, and inevitably must express it, so wholly compelling is that “muse” of divine inspiration within him.”
By Eric Roberts
“The purpose of this gallery of portraits is to provide a visual complement to the countless written texts by and about Sir Francis Bacon. We can be fairly certain that Francis himself commissioned at least ten of the fourteen pictures in this inventory of portraits produced during his lifetime. It is also certain that he wanted future generations to be able to see what the man behind the words actually looked like. During the course of research, it soon became evident that the only digital copies of Francis Bacon’s portraits available online were of small size and low resolution, and that there was a genuine need to provide public access to better quality images. Only then could the subtle details and facial expressions captured in these portraits be appreciated.Thus, the decision to purchase and assemble the best images available on behalf of all Baconians and admirers of the life and works of Francis Bacon was a ’no brainer’. This project would not have been realized without the help of Lawrence Gerald, Rob Fowler, Peter Dawkins, Gary Keegan, A. Phoenix, and The Francis Bacon Society.”
View the Gallery: Francis Bacon’s Portraits from Life
by Richard Allan Wagner
When I was initiated into the Freemasonic Fraternity, I was immediately struck by the uncanny similarity between the words in Masonic Ritual and the words in the Shakespearean plays and sonnets. It’s as if those words had been forged in the same crucible. Furthermore, many parallels of Masonic language and symbolism, as well as specific bits of business in Masonic Ritual, show up again-and-again throughout the pages of Shakespeare, the most important of which is to be found in Sonnet 55. Actually, the wording of Sonnet 55, unlike the other 153 sonnets, is designed to serve as a bridge connecting Freemasonry with Shakespeare.
See more on Hiram Abiff :https://sirbacon.org/hiramlegend.htm
by Peter Dawkins
Peter Dawkins has wriTTen an Illuminating article about the Shakespeare monument in Stratford while describing some very interesting ciphers embedded in the inscription. It is a must read for any of us.
by Richard Allan Wagner
The word that seems to have loomed most prominently in Francis Bacon’s mind was the 27 letter Latin word honorificabilitudinitatibus (Act 5, Scene 1 of Love’s Labor’s Lost). Although the word had been toyed with by many of Bacon’s predecessors, it was destined to be his magical word—his, and his alone. We can see evidence of his tinkering with roots of the word in his Promus: honoris, honores, honorem, honorificabo, and in his parchment folder (now known as the Northumberland Manuscript) we see honorificabilitudini. Why was Bacon so drawn to the word? What special properties did it possess?
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Susan Roberts, a member of the Francis Bacon Society, delivers with clarity a fascinating, erudite and comprehensive account of Francis Bacon’s life. The theories of Authorship and the Royal Birth are carefully examined using compelling historical detail.
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Francis Bacon (Bassanio/Bellario) and Anthony Bacon (its titular character Antonio) and The Merchant Of Venice
by A. Phoenix
Following his return to England in February 1592 after a twelve absence abroad working closely with spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham for the English Secret Service, Anthony Bacon went to live with his brother Francis Bacon who was then already heavily in debt at Gray’s Inn. From the moment Anthony returned to England he immediately became involved in supporting and assisting his brother Francis with his money troubles and considerable debts. Francis and Anthony set up a literary workshop with connections to printers and publishers employing writers, translators, scribes and copyists for the distribution of private manuscripts, books, plays, masques and other entertainments. The enormous crippling costs of running and financially supporting this literary workshop resulted in Francis and Anthony further entering into a never ending cycle of debt incurred by having to raise large loans from money-lenders through bonds (legal agreements for loans) and other legal instruments.
The Bacon brothers were still dealing with various loans and mounting debts when in Trinity Term 1597 a goldsmith named Sympson of Lombard Street who held a bond for £300 principal, sued Francis for repayment but agreed to respite the satisfaction of it until the beginning of the following term. However without any warning a fortnight before Michaelmas Term commenced, Bacon was walking from the Tower of London when at the instigation of the moneylender Sympson he was served with an execution and arrested with a view to confining him to the Fleet prison. The events were to inform and colour the most famous legal play in the history of English drama, The Merchant of Venice, whose titular character is named Antonio, the Italianate form of Anthony named after and modelled upon Anthony Bacon. It was entered as a new play on the Stationers’ Register on 22 July 1598 and was first published in 1600 as The Most excellent Historie of the Merchant of Venice.
In the modern Arden edition of the play Professor Drakakis makes the obvious but very important observation ‘The central drama of The Merchant of Venice revolves around the relationship between the merchant Antonio and the Venetian Lord Bassanio.’ The character of Bassanio is modelled upon its author Francis Bacon. In The Merchant of Venice the two characters Antonio and Bassanio mirror the complex relationship and circumstances of Francis and Anthony Bacon before and during the time the play was written, revised and performed.
Apart from Bassanio, the spectral presence of Bacon is dispersed through several other characters in the play. Professor Lamb voices that not only does Bassanio resemble Bacon but so too its heroine Portia. Then there is the character of Dr Bellario who as pointed out by the orthodox scholar Mark Edwin Andrews also represented Bacon which is further substantiated by the videos and lectures of Simon Miles and Christina G. Waldman the first to publish a full-length work on the subject entitled Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (2018). In his work Law Versus Equity in The Merchant of Venice as its title indicates Mark Edwin Andrews reads the play as an allegory of the conflict between law and equity which constitutes the consensus among modern scholars that the trial scene dramatizes the struggle between the common law courts and the equitable Court of Chancery. From the outset of the trial Andrews juxtaposes a prose version alongside the text of the play in which he substitutes Bacon for Dr Bellario.
The Merchant of Venice is about love and friendship particularly focused on the characters of Antonio (Anthony Bacon) and Bassanio (Bacon); about usury (a subject on which Bacon composed an essay and legal paper); money-lending mirroring the real lives of the Bacon brothers; and a bond between Antonio and Shylock similar to the bond between Bacon and Sympson. It’s also partly an allegory about the issue of debt and assumpsit that was finally decided in Slade’s Case (Slade v Morley), in which Bacon appeared for the defendant Morley, whose first substantive arguments made before the Justices of the Exchequer occurred in the Michaelmas Term of 1597 and 1598, at the very time Bacon was planning, writing and revising The Merchant of Venice, the most dramatic legal play in all world literature.
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Francis Bacon (Bassanio/Bellario) and Anthony Bacon (its titular character Antonio) and The Merchant Of Venice by A. Phoenix
by Eric Roberts
This brief inventory of contemporary portraits of England’s most illustrious polymath, Sir Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626), makes no claims of being complete or without inaccuracies. Primarily, it is an open invitation to interested scholars and art historians to contribute to a more informed understanding and appreciation of the surviving portraits of this central figure in the evolution of human thought, language and culture. Problems with the identification, dating and attribution of contemporary art works purporting to be of Francis Bacon remain to be solved.
by Richard Allan Wagner
Question: “When did the English Language adopt the 26 Letter Alphabet?” Go to any online search engine and ask that question. Invariably, the answer will be: “Around the mid-16th century.” Now ask any Baconian scholar: “Did Francis Bacon work with a 26 Letter alphabet or a 24 Letter alphabet?” For many the answer will be: “A 24 letter alphabet.” Why the discrepancy?
Sirbacon.org wishes to thank Mather Walker for gifting his book, “Plus Ultra : Francis Bacon’s Design in His Shakespeare First Folio” to the readers of SirBacon.org.
by Mather Walker
Mather has been an astute observer on all things Francis Bacon for over 60 years and has been a great contributor to SirBacon.org.
Plus Ultra is in pdf available for download and has each Chapter hyperlinked so you can click on any of the Chapters and you are there. Enjoy.
by A. Phoenix
The philosophical, political and legal DNA of Francis Bacon runs through the very veins and arteries of the Shakespeare poems and plays. As the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, the Elizabethan Lord Keeper and de facto Lord Chancellor of England from a very early age he drank in, assimilated and internalised, the inner workings of the law, the superstructure of its legal machinery, and all its procedures, practices and operations. Under the guidance of his father Bacon was admitted to Gray’s Inn where with his extraordinary intellectual gifts and masterful comprehension of the law he enjoyed a stellar rise that eventually led to him occupying all the major legal offices of state, solicitor-general, attorney-general, Lord Keeper and Lord Chancellor of England.
During his time at Gray’s Inn Bacon was de facto Master of the Revels writing and producing several masques, entertainments and plays, several of which have survived. Most importantly, Bacon wrote a play entitled The Misfortunes of Arthur (a political allegory about Queen Elizabeth and Mary, Queen of Scots) which was performed by members of Gray’s Inn before Queen Elizabeth at Greenwich on 28 February 1588, a date notable for the very singular fact that it marked the beginning of what is known as the Shakespearean era. Its themes and language find expression and are demonstrably echoed in a significant number of his early Shakespeare plays including the first tetralogy of I Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI and Richard III, written around the same time or shortly after the Misfortunes, and from the same early period Titus Andronicus, King John, Richard II and The Comedy of Errors.
These plays display an intimate familiarity with the principles and practices of all the major branches of the law: common law, civil law, statute law, and the maxims of English law, as well as its principles, complex technicalities, customs and jurisprudence. Their legal language and phrases readily flow from his pen and in the plays his characters talk in a language of the law straight out of Bacon’s Legal Tracts: from Slade‘s Case, The Maxims of the Law, The Postnati Case, The Charge of Francis Bacon Touching Duels, The Elements of the Common Laws of England, etc, none of which were published in his lifetime.
Several of these plays also reflect some of his other political-legal tracts (also not published during his lifetime), most notably Certain Observations Upon a Libel (c. 1592) commissioned by and written in defence of his uncle Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley (married to Lady Mildred Cooke Cecil, elder sister of his mother Lady Anne Cooke Bacon) aspects of which are reflected in 2 Henry VI wherein the Duke of Gloucester is modelled on Cecil and Dame Eleanor points to his wife Lady Mildred Cecil. Their son Sir Robert Cecil, with whom Bacon grew up, he painted in the titular character of Richard III and in his essay Of Deformity.
In the less well-known The Troublesome Reign of King John Bacon explores the law of bastardy, in particular the law surrounding royal bastardy, through the most important and largest role in the play, the royal bastard Sir Philip Faulconbridge, universally regarded as the hero of the play. It is revealed here for the first time that the character of the royal bastard is a disguised dramatization of its author Bacon, the secret concealed royal son of Queen Elizabeth and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
For the best part of a year Bacon organised and directed the magnificent Gray’s Inn Christmas Revels (1594-5) which witnessed the premier of his legal play The Comedy of Errors in which a programme of legal reforms began by Sir Nicholas Bacon and continued by Francis Bacon found dramatic expression. On the last of its Grand Nights which took place on 3 January 1595 Bacon wrote six speeches on the Exercise of War, the Study of Philosophy, the Eternizement and Fame by Buildings and Foundations, the Absoluteness of State and Treasure, Virtue and a gracious Government, and Persuading Pastimes and Sports, in the fifth of which, he sets forth arguments for the extensive reform of the machinery of the law, the courts of law and justice, and its delays and abuses, necessary for the peace and security of the kingdom, completing the cycle of his early Baconian-Shakespearean legal plays.
A Dedicated Sleuth Finds Picture-Puzzles Long Buried: A Review of Russell Storrs Hall, Bacon Shakespeare Conundrum: Direct Evidence of Francis Bacon’s Shakespeare Authorship (posthumously published, 2012)
By Christina G. Waldman. 9-29-2021
“Bacon Shakespeare Conundrum was published posthumously by the author’s daughter, Janice Gold-Orland. Researching for this book was her father’s lifetime passion, she says. It is obvious from his book that Hall has studied the Bacon-Shakespeare authorship question in some depth. One of his main points is that “The only way out of the authorship enigma is to be found in the Shakespeare Folio of 1623″ (p. 12). There is a great deal of other evidence, of course, but that is the course he sets for himself in this book.” Read more:
by Richard Allan Wagner
“Francis Bacon appears to have been a miser when it came to the use of acrostic cipher signatures. Of the acrostics he devised, I think there is one that surpasses all of the others.” Read more:
Perhaps the most significant and consequential letter ever written to Sir Francis Bacon was written on Oct 11th. by his private secretary and confidant, Thomas Meautys (TM)
Thanks to the A.Phoenix team and the Lambeth Palace Library for providing the original letter.
To find out more about this letter (Pages 41-) and the historical circumstances that it references see :
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Did Francis Bacon die in 1626 or Feign his Death with the help of his Rosicrucian Brotherhood?
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by Jono Freedman
When the decoy man from Stratford died, there was a deafening silence from his contemporaries, not a word was written in commemoration of his work or his passing. Conversely, when Sir Francis Bacon – Baron Verulam of Verulam – departed, the literary world paid great homage to the true Instaurator behind the English Renaissance recorded in a 1626 book of published eulogies called “Manes Verulamiani” (Shades of Verulam).
Jono Freeman in his latest creative and entertaining video presents 10 of the Verses or Elegies from Bacon’s peers, found within this sacred and vital collection, that are in tribute to Francis Bacon as an Outstanding Poet, Dramatist and the Mask behind Shakespeare.
This Video has scenes from Grays Inn Law School in London with the beautiful Bacon Statue, the remains from the estate of the Bacon Family in Gorhambury, the Bacon Statue from St.Michael’s Church in Gorhambury right outside of St. Albans and at the very end, Jono has a moment of performance in the remains of the outdoor Roman amphitheatre in Gorhambury (Verulamium)
More about Manes Verulamiani see :
“Did Francis Bacon die in 1626? Or did he feign his death with the help of his Rosicrucian-Freemason Brotherhood?”
by A. Phoenix
DID FRANCIS BACON DIE IN 1626? OR DID HE FEIGN HIS DEATH WITH THE HELP OF HIS ROSICRUCIAN-FREEMASONRY BROTHERHOOD?
Following his fall from grace which was one of the greatest political betrayals in English history, in order that King James could save the favourite George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, and so that he could save himself, Francis Bacon spent the last five years of his recorded life writing, revising and translating his works for publication with the help of his good pens among them Ben Jonson and George Hebert. During the last year of his life the health of James I was steadily deteriorating and he was rarely able to visit London, while the favourite Buckingham who had sacrificed Bacon and in his distress extorted York House from him, took the opportunity to extend his influence over the heir to the throne, Prince Charles. On 27 March 1625 King James died at Theobalds with Buckingham at his bedside. These are the simple facts known to general history. Following the succession there was no return to favour for Bacon or any offer of a position in the new regime or government and the two of them Charles I and Buckingham believed they could jointly rule without the need or advice of the kingdom’s greatest and wisest statesman. He knew better than anyone and had first-hand experience of the behaviour of monarchs towards those they perceived as a threat or had fallen out of favour.
In the weeks and months leading up to Bacon’s supposed death a certain George Eglisham’s, one of King James’s physicians, was busy writing an explosive pamphlet entitled The Forerunner of Revenge which when published caused a sensation and had very far reaching consequences for Charles I and the favourite Buckingham. In the pamphlet Eglisham directly accused Buckingham of poisoning and murdering his lover and royal master James I as well as other members of the nobility including the Earl of Southampton to whom Bacon had dedicated his Shakespeare poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. There were also many who believed that King Charles had been complicit in the murder of his father King James and Bacon too feared King Charles would try to kill him. The great philosopher died to the profane world on Easter Sunday 9 April 1626 and on 8 May the most reviled and hated man in the kingdom Buckingham was impeached by the House of Lords on charges relating to causing evils affecting the state, bribery and corruption on a colossal scale, and the murder of King James. The decision by King Charles not to allow Buckingham’s impeachment to proceed to trial by dissolving parliament at the cost of a much needed subsidy bill led more to believe or strongly suspect he was complicit with Buckingham in the foul act of killing a king, the very progenitor of his own royal blood. These events eventually led to the assassination of Buckingham in 1628 and helped set in train the state execution of Charles I and the English Civil War.
In the meantime hidden to mainstream history for four hundred years Bacon having feigned his own death with the help of his Rosicrucian-Freemasonry Brotherhood apparently quietly slipped off to the continent, perhaps travelling first to France and moving on to The Hague in the Netherlands, before eventually spending many years in Germany with Johann Valentin Andreae living to a very old age.
Evidence for his second life includes textual evidence involving indications he did not die in 1626 (‘He is gone, he is gone: it suffices for my woe to have uttered this: I have not said he is dead’), etc. Letters, one written in his prose including the phrase ‘when I was alive’, another letter written by Sir Thomas Meautys to Bacon dating from 11 October 1631, proving he was still very much alive five years after his supposed death in 1626, as stated in every single orthodox biography to the present day. There is also a good deal of evidence supporting that Bacon was responsible for producing, revising and enlarging his own works, and for his direct involvement in writings published in the name of others, post 1626. He also wrote the little known poem ‘On Worthy Master William Shakespeare’ prefixed to the 1632 Second Shakespeare Folio and was responsible for 1,679 changes in what was an attempt to clarify and correct the text including hundreds of alterations in grammar, changes pertaining to the action, and amendments and revisions, affecting metre and style. There is also evidence for his involvement in the publication of the first English translation of the Rosicrucian manifestos the Fama and Confessio (1652) and the publication of the unique version of his New Atlantis known as The Land of the Rosicrucians (1662). This is all supported by extensive cryptographic evidence, Rosicrucian-Freemasonic frontispieces, portraits and engravings, including a portrait with the initials ‘F. B.’ prominently displayed in it depicting Francis Bacon as a very old man. He was born in secrecy and died in secrecy all of which is known to the select elite of his present day Rosicrucian-Freemasonry Brotherhood who will eventually disclose to the world where Bacon truly died and where he is actually buried, that he is the true author of the Shakespeare works, as well as other secrets about his life and writings. The full truth will truly stagger humankind.
‘Rare Images of Francis Bacon-Shakespeare the Supreme Head of the Rosicrucian-Freemasonry Brotherhood’ Video
by A. Phoenix
‘Rare images’ takes a brief pictorial look at some of the powerful evidence revealing Francis Bacon as Shakespeare & the Supreme Head of the Rosicrucian-Freemasonry Brotherhood.
Rare Images of Francis Bacon-Shakespeare the Supreme Head of the Rosicrucian-Freemasonry Brotherhoodhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/IWgiTTALQdM
by Jono Freeman
Jono Freeman in a brilliant and entertaining manner investigates the origins of the rare and abnormally long word Honorificabilitudinitatibus found in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.
“The Secret, Hidden, and Obscured, Relationship Between FB and the Jaggards, Printers and Publisher of his Essays and the Shakespeare First Folio.”
by A. Phoenix
For the last four centuries the authoritative Bacon and Shakespeare editors and biographers have systematically suppressed the truth about the relationship between Francis Bacon and the Jaggards, printers and publishers of his Essays and the First Folio of the Shakespeare works. It surely does not need to be said that if somebody is suppressing the full facts and truth from us, and in this instance the rest of the world also, that they are concealing and hiding something. And if we just consider for a single moment the all-encompassing lengths required for this kind of concealment one which has been very carefully maintained over a period of four hundred years, it follows that the commensurate enormity and implications of the secret must be of monumental proportions. A secret is always bound up in its concealment. Thus if what is being withheld from us is the secret relationship between Francis Bacon and the Jaggards the printers and publishers of the Shakespeare First Folio, it is likely to be (and in this case is) that the Folio was printed and published for Francis Bacon by the Jaggards, with whom, which is here revealed for the first time, he had a hidden and obscured relationship over a period of some four decades.
In the second half of the twentieth century the American scholar Charlton Hinman subjected the printing of the First Folio to a forensic technical study in The Printing and Proof-Reading of the First Folio of Shakespeare (Oxford Clarendon Press) based on an investigation of some eighty copies in the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington. Like most large standard works it remains largely unread from cover to cover and some of its contents remain effectively hidden and unknown to the world. In this work he draws attention to a unique copy of the Shakespeare First Folio with a unique upside down ‘B’ on the first page of the first play The Tempest as well as a defective ‘S’ of ‘Actus primus, Scena prima’ and the mis-signed signature ‘B’ at the bottom of the page: about which he says Baconians will perhaps find meanings in the broken ‘S‘ and in the two ‘B’s ‘that invite such particular attention in the earliest state of page A1.)’. Yet remarkably Professor Hinman does not directly say or explain what meaning Baconians might find in these peculiarities, which is also revealed here for the first time.
The upside down positioning of the ornamental letter ‘B’ is unique to one copy of the Folio, however the same ornamental ‘B’ appears in all other copies but the correct way round. If the large ornamental B is magnified it reveals the name Francis Bacon hidden in the decorative scroll with the name Francis across the top and at the bottom and the name Bacon down the right side. This explosive and decisive evidence completely demolishes the illusion William Shakspere was responsible for the Shakespeare works, a fiction first presented to the world nearly four hundred years ago with the publication of the First Folio, printed in the Jaggard printing shop by William and Isaac Jaggard in 1623.
Bacon is Shakespeare: The Jaggard Connection Video by A. Phoenix:https://www.youtube.com/embed/tkep5xNEEgQ
“Francis Bacon, the God-Like Rosicrucian figure of Duke Vincentio, and the Unpublished Speeches of Lord Keeper Sir Nicholas Bacon in Measure for Measure.”
by A. Phoenix
One of the less familiar dramas in the Shakespeare canon Measure for Measure has at its heart the God-like Rosicrucian figure of Duke Vincentio one akin to Prospero in The Tempest described by Dr Yates as a Rosicrucian manifesto. The role of the Duke is one of the longest roles in the Shakespeare canon. He is seen by many Shakespeare scholars as a surrogate of the dramatist himself with the joint Arden editors of Measure for Measure correctly maintaining that its author ‘sets up the correspondences between himself and the duke…extensively’, and that, Measure for Measure ‘persistently hints that the Duke is a playwright made in Shakespeare’s image’. Or put another way the secretive, complex and enigmatic character of Duke Vincentio, who adopts multiple masks, disguises and identities in Measure for Measure represents Shakespeare, that is to say, the true author of the play, who himself outside of the play itself, also adopts multiple identities and disguises behind his various literary living masks including the pseudonym of Shakespeare. The Duke is a complex dramatic portrait of his creator Francis Bacon, the supreme head of the Rosicrucian-Freemasonry Brotherhood, with the Duke in the play watching over Vienna just like Bacon, reflected in his Rosicrucian utopia New Atlantis, watches over the world and the future of mankind. In the play the Duke seeks to build a new, fair, and just society one based upon love just as Bacon with his Rosicrucian Brotherhood set in motion a plan for A Universal Reformation of the Whole World.
The intertwined themes of law and justice, sex and death, and the Rosicrucian-Freemasonry Brotherhood that are threaded all the way through Measure for Measure are mirrored and reflected in more than twenty of Bacon’s acknowledged writings and works, among them: unpublished manuscripts, private letters and speeches; his Meditationes Sacrae , Of Colours of Good and Evil, various essays including Of Judicature, Of Seditions and Troubles, and Of Death, one of the central themes of the play; as well as An Inquiry Concerning the Ways of Death and The History of Life and Death; the Gesta Grayorum and other dramatic devices; religious and political tracts including A Confession of Faith and A Brief Discourse Touching the Happy Union of the Kingdom of England and Scotland; his major philosophical and scientific treatises The Advancement of Learning, Novum Organum and De Augmentis Scientiarum ; and several of his obscure or relatively unknown and unread legal treatises A Proclamation Touching the Marches, The Charge of Owen Indicted for High Treason, A Proposition Touching the Compiling and Amendments of Law, and Touching the Office of Constable; as well as his Rosicrucian utopia New Atlantis (or, The Land of the Rosicrucians) and the first Rosicrucian manifesto the Fama Fraternitatis.
Francis Bacon, the God-like Rosicrucian Figure of Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure Video by A. Phoenix:https://www.youtube.com/embed/7_w6qNlX_GE
by Jono Freedman
Jono Freeman recruits Francis St Alban and his Knights of the Helmet, in an effort to help bring an end to this reign of literary phrenesis within the authorship debate…by offering a new way to examine the birth of the Elizabethan Renaissance in literature. As with Mr Wm Shaxper, Marlowe was another of Sir Francis Bacon’s masks – the text of Dr Faustus is used here as a case study for the question of authorship.
(updated version) by Christina G. Waldman
Francis Bacon, Shakespeare, and Tortured Secrets: Violence, Violins, and–One Day–Vindication? by Christina G. Waldman
https://sirbacon.org/waldman/Waldman Violence Violins Vindication final 5-21-21.pdf
by A. Phoenix
The Tragedy of Hamlet shadows the most explosive and sensational secrets of the Elizabethan reign in which the not so Virgin Queen Elizabeth was secretly married to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester with whom she had two concealed royal princes Francis Tudor Bacon and Robert Tudor Devereux. It tells the tale of its author a disinherited royal prince Francis Tudor Bacon in the shape of Hamlet who is denied his rightful kingship by his mother Queen Elizabeth and the exhaustion and death of the royal Tudor dynasty.
Behind its dramatis personae lies the leading figures of the Elizabethan period: Francis Bacon Tudor concealed Prince of Wales (Prince Hamlet), Queen Elizabeth Tudor (Queen Gertrude) and her secret husband Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (King Claudius), Robert Tudor Devereux, the second Earl of Essex (Laertes), Sir Nicholas Bacon (the Ghost of Old Hamlet) and Sir William Cecil (Polonius).
It is a story of a lustful Queen Elizabeth and the notorious poisoner and murderer Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and the strange death possibly through poisoning by Leicester of Sir Nicholas Bacon. It is a play that is all about revenge, murder and death, with poisonings of Old Hamlet, King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Laertes and Hamlet himself, and by other means, the deaths of Polonius, Ophelia, and the two state spies, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
Interspersed throughout the whole of the dissertation of the telling of this royal Tudor tragedy are lines, sentences and passages identical in thought and similar in expression, providing resemblances, correspondences and parallels from more than thirty of Bacon’s writings and works, among them: unpublished manuscripts, private letters and speeches; various essays including Of Revenge and Of Death, the two central themes of the play; as well as An Inquiry Concerning the Ways of Death and The History of Life and Death; short occasional pieces Physiological Remains and Short Notes for Civil Conversation; political works A Brief Discourse Touching the Happy Union of the Kingdom of England and Scotland and The Case of the Post-Nati of Scotland as well as the state sanctioned A Declaration of the Practices and Treasons of the Earl of Essex; his major philosophical and scientific treatises The Advancement of Learning, The Wisdom of the Ancients, Novum Organum, De Augmentis Scientiarum and Sylva Sylvarum; and several of his obscure or relatively unknown and unread legal treatises A Discourse upon the Commission of Bridewell, The Argument in Lowe’s Case of Tenures, The Charge of Owen Indicted for High Treason, The Reading Upon the Statues of Uses, The Maxims of the Common Law and The Ordinances made by Lord Chancellor Bacon in Chancery.
This and other evidence emphatically demonstrates beyond any reasonable doubt Francis Bacon’s authorship of the earliest and greatest Shakespeare Tudor Tragedy in the history of world literature.
Francis Bacon’s Hamlet A Tudor Family Tragedy Video by A. Phoenix:
A Study of Law, Rhetoric, and Authorship
by A. Phoenix
This academic research paper reveals for the first time an unrecognised Francis Bacon philosophical-scientific manuscript entitled Giardino Cosmografico Cultivato (Cultivated Cosmographical Garden) prefaced by Greek and Latin poems from Lady Anne Cooke Bacon and her three sisters Lady Mildred Cooke Cecil, Lady Elizabeth Cooke Hoby and Lady Katherine Cooke Killigrew. The unique manuscript (Cambridge University MS Li.537) presented as being the work of one Dr Bartholo Sylva (who is not known to have written any other work during his lifetime) is copied out in the fine Italic hand of the Bacon family calligraphist and illuminator Petruccio Ubaldini. This little known figure who spent much time with the Bacon family at Gorhambury and York House and had a long hitherto hidden and obscured relationship with Francis Bacon for more than thirty years is here established for the first time as the model for Petruccio in The Taming of the Shrew. In the play Petruccio pursues Katherine who shares the same Christian name of Bacon’s aunt Katherine Cooke Killigrew, younger sister of Lady Anne Cooke Bacon. In The Taming of the Shrew Katherine has a sister named Bianca from which can be derived the anagrammatic contraction AN BAC that clearly suggests the name Anne Bacon. In the play while able to choose from a countless number of names our supreme poet and dramatist gives Petrucci’s father the name Antonio, the Italian form of the Christian name of Anthony Bacon. He also furnishes Petruccio with several servants who are met with after his marriage to Katherine at his country house two of whom are named Nicholas and Nathaniel the same Christian names of his two elder half-brothers (from Lord Keeper Nicholas Bacon’s first marriage) Sir Nicholas and Sir Nathaniel Bacon. Thus hidden in plain sight the controversial comedy The Taming of the Shrew seen for what it is, was a Bacon family affair, a humorous send-up written by the supreme family poet, Francis Bacon.
Francis Bacon’s Unrecognised Cambridge Manuscript and The Taming of The Shrew Video by A. Phoenix:https://www.youtube.com/embed/EXMUhRzrOxw
by Jono Freedman
Some astounding finds which, just sayin, make a strong case for the links between Sir Francis Bacon and the Shakespeare works.