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Portraits of Sir Francis Bacon

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.

Bacon’s Use of Gematria and the 26 Letter Alphabet

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?

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Bacon’s Use of Gematria and the 26 Letter Alphabet wishes to thank Mather Walker for gifting his book, “Plus Ultra : Francis Bacon’s Design in His Shakespeare First Folio” to the readers of

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

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.

PLUS ULTRA : Francis Bacon’s Secret Design in his “Shakespeare” First Folio

Francis Bacon & The Law In His Early Shakespeare Plays Reflected In His Life & Writings

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 Slades 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:

Review Russell Storrs Hall by CGW 9-29-2021.pdf

Richard Allan Wagner points out an Acrostic Signature in “Loves Labours Lost”

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:

Bacons Most Beautiful Acrostic Signature.pdf

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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“The Missing Elegies to Shakespeare: The Manes Verulamiani (Shades of Verulam)”

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 :

The Manes Verulamiana by W.G.C. Gundry, Barrister-at Law

“Did Francis Bacon die in 1626? Or did he feign his death with the help of his Rosicrucian-Freemason Brotherhood?”

by A. Phoenix

Francis Bacon’s Death.pdf



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 Brotherhood

Don Quixote

by Edward D Johnson

Don Quixote by Edward D Johnson

Who was the real author of The History of Don Quixote of the Mancha title-paged to Miguel Cervantes?

Honorificabilitudinitatibus – long word, little bit funny.

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:

Francis Bacon’s Poem “The Life of Man”

by A. Phoenix

“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:

James Spedding Letters

(James Spedding Letters)

The Bacon in Shakespeare…Just Sayin

by Jono Freedman

Some astounding finds which, just sayin, make a strong case for the links between Sir Francis Bacon and the Shakespeare works.

The multi-talented Jono Freeman’s latest video

by Jono Freedman

D’etoxification’ of the Oxfordians : The D’Vere D’Version : Oxford vs Bacon Video

A. Phoenix has produced a video that goes with the recent Essay, “The Misfortunes of Arthur.”

by A. Phoenix

Francis Bacon’s Unacknowledged Play The Misfortunes of Arthur and its Links to his Shakespeare Plays

Francis Bacon’s authorship of the play Like Will to Like written when he was only seven years old

by A. Phoenix

A. Phoenix reveals here for the first time in this academic research paper and accompanying video that Francis Bacon wrote the play Like Will to Like when he was seven years old. This morality play is about good and evil and its central character is Newfangle the Vice. The dichotomy of good and evil or the colours of good and evil was later written large across the much more expansive canvass of his Shakespeare poems and plays and as pointed out by orthodox editors and scholars the figure of the Vice is refracted through various Shakespeare villains and characters i.e. Lucrece, Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus, Richard III, Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Iago in Othello, etc, etc. And remarkably In the closing song of Twelfth Night or What You Will Bacon obliquely reveals that when he was a young boy he wrote the morality play Like Will to Like (see pp. 104-7)

View the video of Francis Bacon’s authorship of the play “Like Will to Like” written when he was only seven years old:

Check out the Francis Bacon’s authorship of the play Like Will to Like written when he was only seven years old page and download the PDF.


Song written and created by Maryellen McCabe

Destiny (Francis Bacon) Play now…>>
Song written and created by Maryellen McCabe
Maryellen McCabe | HEROES & HEROINES for Human Rights and Peace

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There is a destiny to help humanity
There is a grand design
It began in an ancient time
To build Plato’s New Atlantis
Is the mission of Sir Francis

Like Prometheus reaching
to heaven for fire,
to bring to the earth
what the masters inspired
the Spear Shaking poet
Lord Bacon conspired, this Utopian Land, the brotherhood of man.
Like Arthurian knights of the Holy Grail
There’s a story to tell; it’s like a fairy tale
with his Rosy Cross band,
Together they planned,
this Utopian Land, the brotherhood of man
But beware….. do not dare
to misuse nature’s key
the hidden truths of alchemy
The mind of Science
Like Satan’s defiance
Can lead mankind astray
Love must guide the mind on its way.

The Bard Code

Special guest is the world’s leading Shakespeare Baconian, Peter Dawkins… a philosopher, historian, author, lecturer, geomancer, and leader of workshops and special events in many countries of the world.


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Literary Archaeologies : The Editorial Mythopedia of Sir Francis Bacon

By Mary Learner and Morgan Souza

Literary Archaeologies : The Editorial Mythopedia of Sir Francis Bacon By Mary Learner and Morgan Souza

The Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth

by A. Phoenix

A.Phoenix has created Part I video on “The Pregnancy Portrait of Queen of Elizabeth“.

Who Wrote Don Quixote?

book by Francis Carr wishes to thank the Family of Francis Carr for their generosity in allowing users of to have the option of downloading the PDF of Who Wrote Don Quixote? and purchase of the book via Amazon.

Who Wrote Don Quixote? book by Francis Carr available here

Review of “Law Sports at Gray’s Inn” by Basil Brown

by Christina G. Waldman

Christina Waldman offers a Brief Review of “Law Sports at Gray’s Inn” by Basil Brown

Basil Brown review for SirBacon 9-17-20.pdf

Bacon, Politics, and Drama

by Dr. Barry R. Clarke

Following PhD work at Brunel University and an academic book ‘Francis Bacon’s Contribution to Shakespeare’ published by Routledge, Dr Barry R. Clarke argues that Francis Bacon made a contribution to Love’s Labour’s Lost which was intended for performance at the 1595 Gray’s Inn revels but was cancelled.

Bacon’s Maiden Speech to Parliament & His Royal Birth

by Christina Waldman

In his 1958 article, “Francis Bacon and His Father,” Paul H. Kocher describes an incident that took place during Francis Bacon’s maiden speech to Parliament. This was in November, 1584, when Bacon was twenty-three years old. He had just been elected a member of the House of Commons for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis…

Bacon’s Maiden Speech to Parliament & His Royal Birth by Christina Waldman

The Amateur

The Amateur a dramatic film that came out in 1982 starring Christopher Plummer, John Savage, Marthe Keller, Arthur Hill, and directed by Charles Jarrott has several scenes in which Francis Bacon and Shakespeare are mentioned. The plot centers around the girlfriend of a CIA computer expert who is murdered. Her boyfriend (Savage’s character) decides to doggedly hunt down her killer. In the beginning of his search the Savage character meets with CIA brass to explain how he plans to use Big Bertha, the CIA computer, to run down a facsimile of a 1586 letter from Mary Queen of Scots that portends that she is planning to murder Elizabeth 1st. Savage tells the CIA boss that he is “looking for numerical sequences, acrostics, Elizabethan substitution systems and Bacon’s biliteral cyphers.” Then there is a scene in which Savage attends a lecture on Shakespeare and Bacon cyphers by a university professor played by Christopher Plummer. Later the two characters meet up on a train ride sharing the same compartment.

Visit The Amateur page and watch the video.

Something Old, Something New

The Remaines of the Right Honorable Francis Lord Verulam

A Collection of Essays, Letters published in 1648 in PDF

Oldsmobile 1994 “Open Minded” Campaign

In 1994, Oldsmobile car company ran an ad that was called,”Open Minded.”

The commercial begins with the traditional Droeshout image of Shakespeare followed by the narrator stating “So it’s possible then that Shake-speare didn’t write all those plays.” Then there’s a cut to a still frame with the words, “It’s Possible.

The ad goes on to challenge another traditional idea by saying , “Or that there was no big bang?” followed by the word “Certainly“.

See the ad here: Oldsmobile 1994 “Open Minded” Campaign

Christina Waldman reviews Peter Dawkins new book “Second Seeing Shakespeare”

by Christina G. Waldman

In his new book, Second-Seeing Shakespeare: “Stay Passenger, why goest thou by so fast?”, Peter Dawkins, respected teacher, author, and founder-principal of the Francis Bacon Research Trust, explains how the art adorning the Shakespeare Monument in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon (ca. 1616-1623) corresponds beautifully with the enigmatic language and Shakespeare “portrait” (Droeshout engraving) in the front matter to the First Folio of 1623, the first comprehensive publication of Shakespeare’s plays.

Review of Second-Seeing Shakespeare: “Stay Passenger, why goest thou by so fast?” by Peter Dawkins

Special Stratfordians

by Jono Freedman

In the wake of another year of celebrations for Shakespeare’s birthday, Jono Freeman examines the legitimacy of the Stratfordian argument, as advocated by a few well-known figureheads.

“Pots” Part One; Bacon in our times – 100% charged in 2020.

Jono Freeman presents his research into Sir Francis Bacon, proposing a creative project which may finally bring recognition more deserving of “the very nerve of genius, the marrow of persuasion, the golden stream of eloquence, the precious gem of concealed literature”.

“Pots” Part Two; The Project – A Story of Bacon and His Devotees.

Jono Freeman presents his research into Sir Francis Bacon, proposing a creative project which may finally bring recognition more deserving of “the very nerve of genius, the marrow of persuasion, the golden stream of eloquence, the precious gem of concealed literature”.

Manes Verulamiani

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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. presents: Manes Verulamiani (Shades of Verulam)Second-Seeing Shakespeare

“Second-Seeing Shakespeare”

by historian Peter Dawkins will be published as an eBook (ISBN: 9781098304195 – $9.99).

Available from BookBaby BookShop, Amazon, and other booksellers worldwide.

Instead, it is a double-truth showing a very different authorship, and the involvement of a philanthropic secret society dedicated to the enlightenment and good of all humanity.

Second-Seeing Shakespeare

Literary Concealments by Rodney Eagle

This essay I forgot had it digitized years ago, and not placed it anywhere other than the Biblio section under Eagle. I found out that an Oxfordian newsletter online had used the entire essay. Surprisingly there’s no mention of Devere so it may have registered in their minds that it was Good Research.


Francis Bacon and His Secret Society By Mrs. Henry Pott

Francis Bacon and His Secret Society: An Attempt to Collect and Unite the Lost Links of a Long and Strong Chain.

Francis Bacon and His Secret Society

“The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley

We celebrate the Birth of Francis Bacon with the insightful book “The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley” (PDF)

The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley

Two PDF essays on Zen & Shakespeare :

“Satori in Shakespeare”
by Ted Guhl



by Yoshio Arai, Komazawa University


And on “Zen and the Art of SHAKESPEARE and BACON” wishes to acknowledge the excellent Shakespeare -Bacon research from Barry Clarke. Check out and enjoy his pages here:

Barry has a PhD from Brunel University, UK on the thesis “A linguistic analysis of Francis Bacon’s contribution to three Shakespeare Plays : The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and The Tempest.

His paper on the Virginia Company and The Tempest questioning Shakespeare’s access to the Strachey letter appeared in the Journal of Drama Studies (July 2011). A book chapter, “The Virginia Company’s role in The Tempest” examining Bacon’s connections to the play appears in Petar Penda, “The Whirlwind of Passion : New Critical Perspectives on William Shakespeare” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).

Barry is the Author of “Francis Bacon’s Contribution to Shakespeare: A New Attribution Method (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare)“.

Bacon is Shakespeare

Mercy Seasons Justice: Eating and Equity in The Merchant of Venice A talk by Simon Miles to the Francis Bacon Society delivered on 1st March 2019. This presentation investigates the relationship between Sir Francis Bacon and The Merchant of Venice. It explores the influence on the play (and vice versa) of the contemporary legal conflict between common law and equity law, and how this relates to persistent tropes of dining and eating in the work. Simon Miles’ talk shows how a consideration of Francis Bacon’s contribution to the play illuminates the key themes of this Elizabethan drama, and sheds valuable light on its origins.

“Shakespeare, Creator of Freemasonry”

by Alfred Dodd, P.M.

Being a Remarkabke Examination of the Plays and Poems, which proves incontestably that these works were saturated in Masonry, that Shakespeare was a Freemason and the Father of the Fraternity.

Shakespeare, Creator or Freemasonry

On Truth

Ep 1/5
Monday 17 September

Five essays on the timely theme of “Truth” and current challenges to it. In the first episode, Dr Kathryn Murphy looks at Sir Francis Bacon’s 1620s essay, On Truth, and its striking contemporary parallels.

We live, we keep being told, in a “post-truth” world, suffering an epidemic of “truth decay”, but we are not the first to fear information overload, disinformation and fake news.
In the 1620s, the statesman and philosopher Francis Bacon began the first ever book of essays in the English language with an essay entitled “Of Truth”. He was driven by his own personal political woes but also by the preoccupations of his era: rapidly changing technology (the telescope and microscope made the world feel at once bigger and smaller); America and its inhabitants challenging European understanding and sense of identity; passionately opposing factions continuing the arguments of the Reformation; war in Europe forcing the question of just how far Britain should get involved in the Continent; and – to spread the news and unrest about it – the first organised distribution of newspapers in England had just begun.

To launch this series, Dr Kathryn Murphy, Fellow in English at Oriel College, Oxford, uncovers Bacon’s own concerns and links them with today’s pressing issues.
Reader: Sean Murray
Producer: Beaty Rubens for BBC Radio 4

Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice: A Study in Law, Rhetoric and Authorship

Christina Waldman’s book, Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice: A Study in Law, Rhetoric and Authorship is being published in July 2018 by Algora Publishing with a foreword by Simon Miles. The book explores the function and identity of Bellario, the old Italian jurist whose hand guides Portia’s courtroom performance, although he never actually “appears” in the play. Is Bellario’s identity linked to Francis Bacon, as Mark Edwin Andrews proposed in Law v. Equity in The Merchant of Venice: a Legalization of Act IV, Scene I (Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 1965)?

Appendix IV of the book includes Maureen Ward-Gandy’s 1992 forensic handwriting comparison of the handwriting in a fragment of manuscript, found in binder’s waste, which is clearly a scene variation of The Play of Henry IV, Part One, with the handwriting of Francis Bacon and other contemporaries. In her report, Ms. Ward-Gandy concluded that the handwriting in that drafted scene matched that of Francis Bacon.

Hidden Hand is available from the publisher,, Amazon, and other sources.

Ms. Waldman would also like to draw your attention to Mather Walker’s essay, “The Symbolic AA, Secrets of the Shakespeare First Folio.” Under the heading “The Secret of Old Eleusis: Plucking Out the Heart of His Mystery,” and under the picture from the Rosicrucian Digest 2000 (about 7/8 down on the scroll bar), there is an acrostic in the opening lines of the poem, “The Rape of Lucrece,” written in 1594. The first letters spell FBLAWAO, with the word “law” spelled in the middle. She had not seen this most likely explanation of the name “Bellario” until the book was already published, but has no doubt that the timing is exactly as it should be.

Shakespeare, Bacon Enigma (1996)

Shakespeare, Bacon Enigma (1996) honors the 457th Birthday of Sir Francis Bacon with an investigation led by a former BBC producer that sheds light on, Authorship and Bacon’s Royal Birth
via encrypted ciphers found in an in depth examination of Shakespeare’s works using Enigma experience.
Watch this You Tube video : Shakespeare, Bacon Enigma (1996)

Simon Miles – Francis Bacon and the Mystery of the Phoenix and Turtle

Simon Miles – Francis Bacon and the Mystery of the Phoenix and Turtle is honored to share Simon Miles in depth presentation on the enigmatic Shakespeare poem “The Phoenix and Turtle” that took place during the
Shakespearean Authorship Trust conference in 2017.
With many fresh insights, Mr. Miles’ research will enlighten anyone interested in the pivotal last moments of
the Tudor lineage regarding Queen Elizabeth I, Anthony Bacon, The Earl of Essex, Ben Jonson and the state of mind of Francis Bacon.

Gunpowder Plot: Fact or Royal Plot? (1605) : Lochithea :

Gunpowder Plot: Fact or Royal Plot? (1605) : Lochithea : Free PDF Download

The Gunpowder Plot: Fact or Royal Plot? (1605) ©Lochithea 2009

Shakespeare Studies in Baconian Light

Robert Theobald’s 1901 insightful book, “Shakespeare Studies in Baconian Light” now available to download as PDF


Authorship event at the London Globe Theatre on October 29th, 2017

Authorship event at the London Globe Theatre on October 29th

SAT 2017 Conference 2.pdf

Rick Wagner’s Video Episode II : Is Shakespeare Dead? Exposing the Shakespeare Conspiracy!

Rick Wagner’s Video Episode II : Is Shakespeare Dead? Exposing the Shakespeare Conspiracy!

This is the SECOND episode of a 6-part TV series which delves into every aspect of the Shakespeare Authorship Issue.
Part 2 of this series exposes the fact that most of what people think they know about the author Shakespeare, is based on fraudulent evidence created by Stratfordian authorship conspirators.

Make Francis Bacon Great Again!

Make Francis Bacon Great Again!
Make Francis Bacon Great Again!

Thank you very much,, for your rigorous efforts to bring Lord Bacon’s truth to light. You’ve blessed me with ample amounts of information regarding his matter…” – Joshua Guillory (Read more)