Personal History of Lord Bacon: From Unpublished Papers

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J. Murray, 1861 - Philosophers - 388 pages

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Contents

Bacon ignorant of Essex real crimes 107
43
The brothers in debt Designs for raising money Spencer
47
Duns at Grays
50
Visit to Gorhambury Anthonys easy nature
56
Lady Ann to Anthony Bacon Aug 7 1595
62
CHAPTER II
69
Lady Ann to Anthony Bacon July 10 1596
79
Bacons differences with Essex 10 They cease their intercourse Francis in love Lady Hatton
80
and her suitors
81
Essex deserts his post Falls under the sway of Sir Christopher Blount
82
Lady Leicester and her children
83
Blount
84
Blounts influence Essex choice between Bacon and Blount
85
Session of 1597 Bacon member for Ipswich
86
Great motion on the State of the Country
87
Yeomen and the land Deer and parks
88
Jesuits on the land question
89
Bacons proposals
90
Essex opposes Bacons bills
91
Grant of Cheltenham and Charlton Kings
92
CHAPTER V
94
Plan of the plotters
95
Irish insurrection
96
Movement of English troops
97
Coke marries Lady Hatton
98
Essex visits Grays Inn Bacons advice rejected
99
The Jesuits approve the plot
100
Lord Southampton
101
Essex confers with ONeile
102
Armaments in England Essex returns
103
Shakespeares Richard the Second Essex arrested
104
Essex deserted by all save Bacon
106
Haywards seditious tract
109
Anthony and Francis enter the Earls service
110
22 Essex liberated The Queens pledge
111
CHAPTER VI
113
Catesby Wright and Winter
114
Valentine Thomas secret mission
115
The secret kept
116
Attempt on Raleigh
117
Send for Phillips to Essex House Shakespeares play performed
118
Elizabeth at Whitehall
119
Essex put on trial
120
Bacons speech
121
Essex confesses against his accomplices
124
Council to Coke Aug 6 1601
125
Mysterious escąpe of Monteagle from justice
126
Lord Campbells judgment of Bacons conduct
127
Contemporary opinions Double elections for Ipswich and St Albans
128
CHAPTER VII
130
Bacon and the new court
131
The session of 1624 Election of Speaker
132
Grievances of the Commons Union with Scotland
133
Bacons position in the House
134
Lord Campbells errors
135
Alice Barnham
136
Alice Barnhams mother and sisters
137
Sir John Pakington
138
Bacon in love
141
The Powder Plot
142
Bacons tolerance Case of Tobie Mathews
143
Sir John and the ladies in London
145
Differences between Sir John and Bacon Bacons political views
146
Cecil consults him on the money bills
149
Warm debate on subsidies
150
Rumour that the King is slain
152
Proposes to Alice His worldly position and prospects
153
The wedding feast Alices dowry
154
A new disappointment Egertons suggestion
156
Bacons reply
159
Bacon appointed SolicitorGeneral
161
CHAPTER VIII
162
Bacons ceremonial politeness with his cousin
163
Essay on Deformity
165
Sir John Pakingtons quarrel with Lord Eure
166
Bacon argues against Pakington
167
England and Spain as colonists
168
Spanish designs against Virginia Fleet under Gates and Summers
169
The city of Raleigh
170
The Solicitor in opposition
171
Crown privileges for sale
172
Bacons speech on the feudal burthens
173
Death of Cecil Bacons answer to James
174
Bacon proposed for Secretary of State
175
Wards and Liveries
176
Sir Arthur Chichesters government
177
Irish members in London Bacons advice
178
The case of Peacharn
190
His infamous character
191
Condemned by Archbishop Abbott
192
Discovery of his political libels
193
Peachams accusation of his patron John Paulett
194
Commission of examination
195
Question by torture
196
Character of the age
198
Peachams condemnation
200
Macaulays assertion on the practice of consulting the judges
202
The precedent of Legate
203
CHAPTER X
205
The Romanist party at Court Lady Somerset Murder of Overbury
206
Publication of The Wife
207
Inquiry into the crime Rise of Villiers
208
Trial of the murderers
209
The Earl and Countess arraigned
210
Bacon pleads for clemency
211
Bacons domestic trials Sir Jolın quarrels with Lady Pakington Warrant of search
212
Lady Pakington tries to rule Bacon His defence
213
Bacon to Lady Pakington 1616
214
Bacons efforts to save them Cokes animosity
216
Fall of Coke
217
James message to Coke through Bacon
219
His message direct
220
Bacon defends himself against Coke
221
Bacon sworn of the Council Procures the restoration of Dr Burgess
222
Coke in the Star Chamber
223
Lady Hatton deserts him
224
Bacon to the King Dec 7 1616
225
Monson pardoned
226
Mysterious tale of Lady Arabella having bornc a son Bacons inquiry
227
Bacon receives the Seals
229
Rage of Coke
231
Story of Egertons later days
232
The gold and silver thread business
233
Egerton opposes the patent to Mompesson
234
Buckingham loses by the transfer of the Seals to Bacon
235
Lady Hatton
236
Bacon refuses Lady Buckinghams request for warrants of arrest
238
Coke breaks into Withipoles house His wife appeals to the Council
239
Coke threatened with proceedings submits
240
Lord Campbells errors
241
Buckinghams interference
242
Domestic broils of Sir John Pakington Bacons delicacy and consideration
243
Chamberlain to Carleton July 5 1617
244
Suddenness of his fall
245
CHAPTER XII
246
Fees on the bench
247
Fees not an old grievance
249
Bills to limit fees rejected by the Commons
250
Desire to change the system
254
Lady Buckingham hostile to Bacon Sir Lionel Cranfield Sir James Ley
255
Suffolk prosecuted and ruined
256
Sir Henry Yelverton
257
Prosecuted in Star Chamber
258
Yelverton condemned
259
Coventry Attorney
260
His ambition and unscrupulousness
261
Lady Buckinghams lover John Williams
262
The confederacy against Bacon
263
John Churchill
264
The new session
265
CHAPTER XIII
266
Agitation in England
268
Preliminaries of the session
269
Writs go out James alarmed by the elections
273
Stern character of the new parliament Rage against Papists
274
Coke heads the fanatics
275
Coke takes advantage of it
276
Quarrel of Scrope and Berkshire Bacon offends Lady Buck ingham
277
Cranfield attacks the Chancery
278
Coke against Bacon 172
279
Aubrey and Egertons cases brought forward
280
Heneage Finch defends Bacon
281
Churchills evidence
282
Bacons confidence
283
The twentytwo charges
285
The case sent up to the Lords
286
Ley appointed to preside
287
Preliminary vote in the Peers
288
Bacons confession
289
Ley delivers sentence
290
CHAPTER XIV
291
Fall of his enemies Coke Misery of Sir John Villiers
300
EXTRACTS FROM THE PRIVY COUNCIL REGISTERS
354
Picture of Bacon in his youth
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