Philosophy and science

  • The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains a short online biography and a thorough introduction to Bacon’s philosophy
  • Manly P. Hall’s Secret Teachings of All Ages is available to read online, featuring a chapter on the Bacon/Shakespeare question and information on subjects such as the Qabbala, Alchemy, Tarot, Ceremonial Magic, Neo-Platonic Philosophy, Mystery Religions, and the theory of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry.
  • The Royal Society site features the continuing work of a society founded to advance Bacon’s scientific vision.
  • Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation (RILKO) “An organisation providing a platform for the dissemination of hidden knowledge incorporated in myth and legend, number and geometry, art and music, architectural proportion, megalithic structures and the geomantic layout of cities and landscape.”


Primary texts

  • Project Gutenberg, the original comprehensive source of e-texts on the Internet
  • Hanover College contains another useful selection of early modern texts
  • contains a good listing of major Bacon works available. This site features an outstanding selection of renaissance and early modern texts, and contextual information.
  • Senate House Library, the main library of the University of London, is the home of the Durning-Lawrence library (bequeathed by the well-known Baconian Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence) and contains most of the Francis Bacon Society Library on deposit.
  • The Durning-Lawrence Library – This is the private collection of Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence (1837-1914), protagonist in the Bacon-Shakespeare authorship controversy. The library contains approximately 5,750 volumes. It is rich in early editions of works connected with Sir Francis Bacon: Bacon’s own writings, and obvious Baconiana (works about or mentioning Bacon).
  • The Huntingdon Library in California has an online catalogue of its titles, which includes many Baconian publications. Click the link above and search ‘Bacon’ or ‘Baconian’ for a list of titles.
  • The Oxford Francis Bacon project is currently compiling a new 15-volume critical edition of Bacon’s complete works. Six of the fifteen have been published so far.