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Hostage to fortune : the troubled life of Francis Bacon

Author: Lisa Jardine; Alan Stewart
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A biography of sixteenth-century statesman, scientist, and philosopher Francis Bacon, discussing his career as a politician, and the scandal that led to his leaving politics and devoting himself to scientific works.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Jardine; Alan Stewart
ISBN: 0809055392 9780809055395
OCLC Number: 40408908
Description: 637 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A Life of Virtue and Mischief --
The Bold Birth of Opportunity: 1561-1588 --
Much Hoped Imps --
A Protestant Abroad --
Neither Well Left nor Well Friended --
Strange Bedfellows: Consorting with Catholics --
The Courtship of Favour: 1588-1603 --
Design Dissembled: Brotherly Love --
A Tired Sea-sick Suitor: The Trials of Preferment --
Getting Nowhere: The Armour of Patience Pressed --
Losing Ground: Matter of Charge and Accusation --
Flying with Waxen Wings: The Final Fall of Essex --
A Precarious Power: 1603-1621 --
Dawn of the Deserving World --
No Stage-friends: Making Connections --
Being Politic: The King's Business --
Exchanging Favours: Somerset to Villiers --
Much Ado, and a Great Deal of World --
A New Course of Thriving: Lord Chancellor Bacon --
Franciscan Martyr: Bribery, Buggery and the Fall of Francis Bacon --
Inventing Posterity: 1621-1626 --
Leisure without Loitering: Bacon's Quinquennium --
Debt, Drugs and Bodysnatching: Bacon's Legacy.
Responsibility: Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart.

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A biography of sixteenth-century statesman, scientist, and philosopher Francis Bacon, discussing his career as a politician, and the scandal that led to his leaving politics and devoting himself to scientific works.

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