His father died when he was 18, and being the youngest son this left him virtually penniless. He turned to the law and at 23 he was already in the House of Commons. His rich relatives did little to advance his career and Elisabeth apparently distrusted him. It was not until James I became King that Bacon's career advanced. He rose to become Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans and Lord Chancellor of England. His fall came about in the course of a struggle between King and Parliament. He was accused of having …show more content…
Bacon's proposals had a powerful influence on the development of science in seventeenth century Europe. Thomas Hobbes served as Bacon's last amunensis or secretary. Many members of the British Royal Society saw Bacon as advocating the kind of enquiry conducted by that society. Bacon Time Line
1561 January 22, born in London to Sir Nicolas Bacon, the lord keeper of seal, and the sister-in-law of Lord Burghley. 1573 April, enters Trinity college, Cambridge where he studies all the sciences then taught.
1576 Enters Gray's Inn with his brother Anthony. Travels with the Ambassador to Paris, Sir Amyas Paulet.
1579 Resides at Gray's Inn. Father's death leaves him penniless so he begins a career in