This page is devoted to those members of the Bacon Society who wish to share their research, and news of their current projects via the Internet. During its existence of over 120 years, the Society’s membership has included actors, lawyers, historical researchers and others whose professional life enabled them to shed light on Baconian issues.

While grounded in a passion for Bacon, Shakespeare and little-known aspects of Elizabethan history, the breadth of the Society’s interests can he had by skimming the Index to Baconiana. This part of the wesbite will continue to expand, as new subjects and viewpoints are added to old.


  • Briony Rawle is an actor who comes from St Albans, where Bacon lived for much of his life. She is the current webmaster for the Society, and has given a talk about how to use modern media to expand its reputation and membership. As a classical actor she has a keen interest in the authorship question, and she has written an essay for the society entitled, ‘How the Works of Francis Bacon Can Help the Modern Actor’. Since joining the society she has worked to keep Bacon’s name and reputation alive in St Albans, and to encourage new membership of the society. She trained as an actor partially at the Globe Theatre, and has performed in Shakespeare productions for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, the Leicester Square Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • The Society sadly lost Susan Sheridan in 2015. Susan was an actress whose CV spanned many famous and well-loved films and television programmes. She also completed the MA in Shakespeare Authorship Studies from Brunel University convened by the widely published Shakespeare scholar Dr William Leahy.

Oak Island

  • Mark Finnan – Canadian author, actor, playwright and documentary scriptwriter. His work includes best selling book Oak Island Secrets and documentary which suggest that Francis Bacon may have been associated with the world famous mystery. His article on the Oask Island mystery, published in Vol. 1 No. 4 of Baconiana, can be found here. A member of the Corinthian Theatre’s production of the play I, Prince Tudor, Wrote Shakespeare in Williamsburg, Virginia. Lecturer on the Shakespeare authorship question and Francis Bacon and the New World. Contact:

In his own words:

As an actor, author and playwright I have spent many years delving into the fascinating world of the Elizabethan renaissance, both in relation to its esoteric and literary riches, most especially in the life and work of Francis Bacon and some of his associates, and in the plays of Shakespeare. I have also explored and written about the consciousness raising process leading to a synthesis of spirit, mind and body. In this I have been much informed and guided by many sources, in particular the material provided by the renowned seer Edgar Cayce. I have presented material on a variety of topics, from ancient Atlantis to secret societies of the middle ages to prophecies, personal growth and spirituality.

Philosophy and Esoteric Tradition

  • Michael Buhagiar is a writer and Shakespearean scholar who has written two books related to Bacon and the deeper meaning of the Shakespeare plays.
  • Peter Dawkins needs little introduction to students of Francis Bacon. He is a well known author on Bacon and the esoteric traditions, and the founder of the Francis Bacon Research Trust.
  • Dr Edi Bilimoria was born in India and educated at the universities of London, Sussex and Oxford, Dr. Bilimoria presents an unusual blend of experience in the fields of science, arts and philosophy. In science and engineering, Edi has worked as a Consultant to the petrochemical, oil and gas, aerospace, transport, and construction industries. He has been Project Manager and Head of Design for major innovative projects such as the Channel Tunnel, London Underground systems and offshore installations. An ardent student of the perennial philosophy for some forty years, Edi has given courses and lectured extensively in the UK, and internationally in California, The Netherlands, India and Australia. He has organized and chaired several major conferences. His written work has been published extensively in the fields of science, engineering and the esoteric philosophy. His book The Snake and the Rope was awarded the Network prize in 2008. He worked as Education Manager from 2009-11 for The Theosophical Society in Australia developing study courses and study papers, researching, lecturing and organizing international conferences. Additionally, he supervised the Campbell Theosophical Research Library, the National Media Library, the National Members Lending Library, and the development of the website. He is now serves on the Board of The Scientific & Medical Network as chair of the Education Domain.
He is also a great lover of classical music, a choral singer and a life-long, active and dedicated pianist

The Shakespeare Authorship Question

  • Francis Carr was one of the Bacon Society’s most energetic advocates of the specific claim that Bacon wrote the Shakespeare Plays, and wrote several books. Francis sadly passed away in 2009 but his summary of the Baconian evidence for the Shakespeare authorship can be found here.

Sacred Geometry and Ancient Science

  • Christine Rhone has written or collaborated on many works dealing with Sacred Geometry and ancient wisdom.

Cryptography and Ciphers

  • Peter Welsford is the President of the Francis Bacon Society. He has a particular interest in ciphers, sacred numerics and their relation to cutting-edge physics and philosophy. He is also a past Treasurer of the Scientific & Medical Network.