Monday, 14 February 2011

The Strange Death of a Utopian

I forgot to tell the story of Francis Bacon's strange death - as a result of experimenting with the refrigeration of a chicken (according to Aubrey's Brief Lives - if this is to be believed).

For this, at least, let Wikipedia be our guide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bacon#Death

1 comment:

Dave H.B said...

Interesting what the last line of the 'Death' section says on Wikipedia :

"His debts amounted to more than £23,000, equivalent to more than £3m at current value."

I bet he didnt consider this utopian!?
Or perhaps an influence for his writing of 'New Atlantis' ect?