Hostage to Fortune

Hostage to Fortune

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The statesman, scientist, and philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626) lived a divided life. Was he a noble scholar, or a conniving political crook? Was he a homosexual? Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart draw upon previously untapped sources to create a controversial nuanced portrait of the quintessential qRenaissance manq, one whose achievements, while enormous, were nonetheless sadly circumscribed by his class and station.Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart draw upon previously untapped sources to create a controversial nuanced portrait of the quintessential Renaissance man, one whose achievements, while enormous, were nonetheless sadly circumscribed by his class ...


Title:Hostage to Fortune
Author: Lisa Jardine, Alan Stewart
Publisher:Hill & Wang - 2000-10-01
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