Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626)
Bacon was born in Strand, London as the youngest
of five sons. In poor health from an early age he was educated
at home, but went to Trinity College, Oxford by the age of
twelve. It was here he met Queen Elizabeth I who was impressed
by Francis Bacon’s academic talents.
By 1584, he had a seat in parliament and
took part in the calls for the execution of Mary Queen of
Scots. In 1596 he was made Queen’s counsel, but it failed
to remedy his poor financial situation which had caused him
considerably hardship since the unexpected death of his father,
and whose will had not be finalised. By 1598 he was arrested
for his debt , yet found favour with the Queen.
Following his scientific research, Francis
Bacon was examining the use of snow as a preservative
for meat, but contracted pneumonia in the process.
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