Essays | Francis Bacon

 

Author

 

-         1561-1626

-         Enters Cambridge at 12 yrs in 1573

-         Left in 1575 to study law

-         At 16, goes on a tour of Europe with British ambassadorís entourage

-         Elected to Parliament in 1584; reelected a number of times

-         Knighted under James I in 1603; Solicitor General (1607); Attorney General (1613)

-         1621, accused of misconduct and kicked out of Parliament

-         In 1626, while conducting an experiment to determine whether stuffing a chicken with snow would prevent it from spoiling, he contracted a chill that developed into bronchitis, from which he died in 1626

 

Essays

 

-         Between 1597 and 1625, published 3 collections of 58 essays

-         Introduces the essay form to England [WE CAN THANK HIM FOR ESSAY EXAMS!]