Personal history of Lord Bacon: from unpublished papers

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Careers of his chief political contemporaries
9
True critics judge by the whole
10
CHAPTER II
12
Moral beauty of his early life
13
The Bacon household Lady Ann and her two sons
14
Bacon at Grays Inn In the House of Commons His early style
16
Bacon to Wylie July 11 1580
18
His rivals in the House of Commons
20
His personal appearance at twentyfour
22
Excitement in the country
23
Popular demand for her execution
25
The forged libels against Elizabeth
26
Bacons fame as a member of Parliament
27
Anthony comes home The brothers at Grays Inn Square Sir Nicholas Bacon Dealings with the Jews
28
A Queens ward
30
Bacon to Lady Ann Feb 18 1592
31
Lady Ann to Anthony Bacon May 24 1592
32
Session of 1593 Principal members of the Commons War and plague State of London
33
Bacon proposes his great law reform
34
Check to the Government Lord Campbells mistake
35
Bacons famous speech and defeat of the Crown
36
Bacon defends his speech
38
Defeat of the Government
39
CHAPTER III
41
Catherine Carey Her grandson Robert Devereux Earl of Essex
42
Scandals against Queen Elizabeth
43
Elizabeths relation to Essex
44
Essex and Francis Bacon Bacons poverty
45
The brothers in debt Designs for raising money Spencer the miser
47
Bacon sick
48
Anthony and Francis enter the Earls service
49
Bacons prospects dashed by Essex
52
The Roman League
59
Essexpatch of meadow
65
Essex superfluous kindness
71
clares the crime high treason
76
News from Cadiz
77
Discontent of Essex Cecil Secretary of State Lady Anns warnings to her sons
78
Ijuly Ann tu Antltony Bacon July 10 1596
79
Bacons differences with Essex
80
They cease their intercourse Francis in love Lady Hatton 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
85
Session of 1597 Bacon member for Ipswich
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
Bacon ignorant of Essexreal crimes
107
Intercedes with tho Queen
108
Hayvvards seditious tract
109
Essex deserted by all save Bacon
110
CHAPTER VI
113
Cntesby Wright and Winter
114
Valentine Thomassecret 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 escape of Montcaglc 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 1604 Election of Speaker
132
Grievances of the Commons Union with Scotland
133
Bacons position in the House
134
Lord Campbells errors
135
Sir John Pakington
136
Alice Barnhams mother and sisters
137
Paeon in lovo
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
Humour 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
Fullers speech against the Scots
158
Bacons reply
159
Bacon appointed SolicitorGeneral
161
Six years of office
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
Bacon to King James Aug 13 1613
179
Bacon made AttorneyGeneral Coke indignant
181
Curious debate on these elections Vast popularity of the AttorneyGeneral
183
CHAPTER IX
185
St John sent to the Tower
186
His amazing abjectness
187
St John to the King
188
Lord Campbells mistakes
189
The case of Peacham
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
Tho ltomanist party at Court Lady Somerset Murder of Overbury
206
Publication ofThe Wife
207
Inquiry into the crime Rise of Villiers
209
The Earl and Countess arraigned
210
Bacon pleads for clemency
211
Bacons domestic trials Sir John quarrels with Lady Pakington Warrant of search
212
Lady Pakington tries to rule Bacon His defence
213
Bacon to Lady rakington 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 Ilatton deserts him
224
Bacon to the King Dec 7 1616
225
Monson pardoned
226
Mysterious tale of Lady Arabella having borne 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
Foes 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
Ilcneago 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
Bacous confession
289
Ley delivers sentence
290
CHAPTER XIV
291
Division of spoil among the confederates Fall of Montagu
292
Bacons fine remitted
293
Busy with his books His witty sayings Applies for the Provostship of Eton
294
Bacon to Conway Mar 25 1623
295
Dignity of Bacons conduct
297
Ditto Conway Apl 23 1623
298
Buckingham adverse Provostship given to Sir Henry Wotton
299
Fall of his enemies Coke Misery of Sir John Villiers
300
Fall of Churchill and Cranfield
301
Death of Bacon
302
Letter from Ann Lady Bacon to Lord Bubghley
305
Letters from Lady Bacon to her Son Anthony
308
Letter from Anne Bacon to her Brothers Francis and Anthony
332
Letters from Francis Bacon to various Persons
333
Grants from Queen Elizabeth to Edward Bacon and Francis Bacon
354
Letter from Anthony Bacon to Francis Bacon
382
Letters by the Earl of Essex
383
Extracts from the Privy Council Registers
384
Report by Bacon and others to thb Fhivy Council
388

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