Shakespeare: The Truth about Bacon
The point of this research paper is talk about and prove the point of Francis Bacon being the real Shakespeare. However, the fact of who really wrote the writings of Shakespeare is still unknown. According to Baconian Theory, there is proof that Francis Bacon is Shakespeare through the knowledge and vocabulary displayed in the various writings and works of Shakespeare.
Francis Bacon was born in the year 1561. He lived and grew up in the city of London to Sir Nicholas Bacon who was the lord keeper in Queen Elizabeth’s reign and Anne Cook who was a Puritan. His parents held a high place in the government office and this is how Francis Bacon became the official lawyer to the Queen herself. At age fifteen, Bacon finished his studies and graduated from Cambridge and had been accepted into the Gray’s Inn to study law and order. After he had finished Francis was about the age of twenty, when he became a member of Parliament (McCrea 132).
Bacon’s life has a decent amount of glimpses as being Shakespeare. His life matches those certain examples seen in parts of Shakespearean literature He also had some similar interest to Shakespeare, the statement is true because like Shakespeare, he enjoyed being well-rounded in all areas of life including “science, law, history, politics, and philosophy (McCrea 135). Also Bacon spent the last five years of his life writing, revising, and translating many of his works into Latin. In one essay written by Bacon he states that “chiefly, the mold of a man’s fortune is in his own hands. This phrase is clearly in the same alignment as Cassius’ line in Caesar: “Men at some time are masters of their own fates” (I.ii.l.134) (McCrea 136).
There are implications in Bacon’s writing that he was Shakespeare. In the “Inns of Court, lawyer-poets Joseph Hall and John Marston refer to the author of the Shakespeare poem, Venus and Adonis, as 'Labeo', a jurist, who is also to be identified by the motto Mediocria firma. The motto was the specific heraldic motto of Francis and Anthony Bacon at that time, but, of the two, only Francis Bacon was a jurist”. In the year of 1626, Francis Bacon died. His chaplain and executor William Rawley published Manes Verulamianum. This was a collection of 32 eulogies by contemporary writers. Inside these eulogies contained very unique descriptions and symbolic analogies referring to Bacon that are only used elsewhere for Shakespeare. These symbols and analogies were either carved into the Stratford Monument or printed in the Shakespeare Folio. These can all infer these signs mean that Bacon was the...