HON293C: Literary Scandals and Controversies

An archived version of a 2007 NCSU course blog

Bacon and Wife

On page 133, McCrea states that Sir Francis Bacon married at the age of 45 to a young heiress, aged 14. the arrangement was merely for the money the young wife would bring Bacon, and not for love. What was this young girl the heiress of, and what would that mean for Bacon?

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