Bacon, Francis

(1561–1626)
   Politician and Philosopher.
   Bacon was the son of Queen Elizabeth I’s Lord Keeper. He was educated at the University of Cambridge and was first elected a Member of Parliament in 1584. He became Solicitor- General in 1608, Attorney-General in 1613 and Lord Keeper in 1617. ln 1618 he was appointed Lord Chancellor, but he was accused of corruption in 1620 and retired in disgrace. He is chiefly remembered for his writings and his essays are read to this day. He was an orthodox member of the Church of England and his writings reflect his preoccupations. His essays on death and atheism are of particular interest to Christians, the former beginning with the arresting sentence, ‘Men fear death as children fear to go into the dark’.
   A. Quinton, Francis Bacon (1980).

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