Welcome to this website about the life and work—open and secret—of Sir Francis Bacon and those connected with him.

Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam of Verulam, Viscount Saint Alban (1561-1626), was not only a recognised genius but also a man of many parts—a renowned philosopher, poet, orator, author, essayist, cryptographer, courtier, lawyer, parliamentarian, statesman, intellectual reformer and master of the English tongue. He was the first QC and KC, and in later life became Lord Keeper of the Great Seal and Lord Chancellor, with the titles Baron Verulam of Verulam and Viscount St Alban.

Bacon lived during the height of the English Renaissance and the beginning of the modern era, of which he is considered to be a major founder. Not only was he likened to Plato, as “the Third after Plato” (or “the Third Plato”), but the Royal Society of England acknowledged him as their instaurator, as also did the French Academy of France.
Bacon was also a man of mystery—a Freemason, Rosicrucian and “concealed poet”, acknowledged as “The very nerve of genius, the marrow of persuasion, the golden stream of eloquence, the precious gem of concealed literature,” the “Light-bearer” and “Day-Star of the Muses”, “leader of the choir of Muses and their disciples,” and renovator of Philosophy by means of Comedy and Tragedy (i.e. stage plays).
Likened to both Apollo and Pallas Athena, the Spear-shaker, Bacon led a studio of “good pens” and both inaugurated and led the Shakespeare scene. Clues to his mystery are given in his unique titles, Baron Verulam of Verulam, which means ‘Spear-shaker of Verulamium’, and Viscount St Alban, which is the name of the Romano-British saint, St Alban, the reputed founder of Freemasonry in England.

Why do we think this is important? What relevance has it today?

Latest News

New Bacony Video

'Essex House' – a conversation between Peter Dawkins and Saira Salmon, with Peter talking about the importance of Essex House on the Strand, London, previously known as Leicester House, built on the site of the Outer Temple, part of The Temple, headquarters of the Knights Templar in England. (#7 of the Bacony Series)

Other videos in this series of short introductory videos already published are: -

  1. 'Bacon's Method'
  2. 'The Project of the Great Instauration'
  3. 'New Atlantis & Utopia'
  4. 'Four Levels of Consciousness & Angels and Metaphysical Forms'
  5. 'The Rosicrucians'
  6. 'Sir Francis Bacon and his Circle of Friends'

Further videos in this series will be made available over the coming weeks.

All videos may be viewed in the Francis Bacon Research Trust YouTube Channel.

New Rosicrucian Series Videos

'Francis Bacon and the Rosicrucians' – a series of four talks about the historical 16th/17th-century Rosicrucians – i.e. those who were first known as the Society of the Golden and Rosy Cross – who brought the European Renaissance to a climax by creating the English Renaissance and laying the foundations for modern science and society, in which Francis Bacon played a key role.

Parts 3 and 4 will be given during this year (2020).

Shakespeare Monuments Series Videos

The 'Holy Trinity' of Freemasonic-Rosicrucian Shakespeare Monuments:-

Other videos available - see Video page.

Recommended Videos by others:

'Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice' – Video series by Simon Miles demonstrating how the Shakespeare play, The Merchant of Venice, reveals the Baconian authorship of the play and is founded upon the question of equity with which Bacon was deeply involved.

'Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice' – Simon Miles' first talk on the subject.

'Francis Bacon and the Mystery of the Phoenix and Turtle' – another excellent talk by Simon Miles, this time on Shakespeare's 'heart' poem.

'Cracking the Shakespeare Code' – Video series documenting the story of Petter Amundsen's decipherments of some secret codes hidden in Shakespeare’s First Folio of plays and Shakespeare's Sonnets, demonstrating the involvement of Francis Bacon and the Rosicrucians, and revealing a treasure map leading to Oak Island, Nova Scotia.

'The Shakespeare Equation' – amazing discoveries by Alan Green of the Pythagorean mathematics, Great Pyramid measurements and Ancient Egyptian knowledge enshrined in Shake-speares Sonnets:-

'The Rosicrucians' - Peter Dawkins interviewed by Saira Salmon (#5 of Bacony Series)

'Four Levels of Consciousness' - Peter Dawkins interviewed by Saira Salmon (#4 of Bacony Series)

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