In 1584 Bacon wrote his first political memorandum entitled A Letter of Advice to Queen Elizabeth. In 1592, to celebrate the anniversary of the queen's coronation, he wrote a speech in praise of knowledge and the year 1597 marked Bacon's first publication, a collection of essays about politics. This work was followed eight years later with The Advancement of Learning.
At the age of forty-five, Francis Bacon married the fourteen-year-old Alice Barnham but no children resulted from their marriage, which was reported to be an unhappy one - due in part to her suspected affair with one John Underhill. On Bacon's death from pneumonia on 9 April 1626, Alice and John married.
There are many quotes attributed to Francis Bacon, here are just a few:
"It is a revered thing to see an ancient castle, not in decay; how much more to behold an ancient family which has stood against the waves and weathers of time!"
"Revenge is a kind of wild justice"
“Printing, gunpowder, and the mariner's needle, these three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world.
All wise words indeed!