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Francis Bacon
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and author. Bacon is often considered one of the founders of modern scientific research and scientific method, even as "the father of modern science" since he proposed a new...
Bacon's Rebellion
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Bacon's Rebellion

Bacon’s Rebellion (1676) was the first full-scale armed insurrection in Colonial America pitting the landowner Nathaniel Bacon (l. 1647-1676) and his supporters of black and white indentured servants and African slaves against his cousin-by-marriage...
Bacon's Rebellion: The Burning of Jamestown
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Bacon's Rebellion: The Burning of Jamestown

The Burning of Jamestown. Illustration by Howard Pyle, from page 120 of Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History: from 458 A.D. to 1905 by Benson John Lossing, Ed. Vol 5 of 10, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905 CE. The image...
Ruins of Jamestown after Bacon's Rebellion
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Ruins of Jamestown after Bacon's Rebellion

Ruins of Jamestown, 1676. Illustration from page 45 of A School History of the United States, from the Discovery of America to the Year 1878 by David B. Scott, New York, Harper & brothers, 1879 CE. The engraving depicts the ruins of...
Scientific Method
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Scientific Method

The scientific method was first used during the Scientific Revolution (1500-1700). The method combined theoretical knowledge such as mathematics with practical experimentation using scientific instruments, results analysis and comparisons...
Bacon's Rebellion and the African Slave Trade [AP U.S. History Review]
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Bacon's Rebellion and the African Slave Trade [AP U.S. History Review]

On the salty Nathaniel Bacon and how his little rebellion in the early American colonies paved the way for the African Slave Trade.
The Philosophy Of Sir Francis Bacon
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The Philosophy Of Sir Francis Bacon

In the 17th century Sir Francis Bacon stood at the very foundation of the scientific revolution and would introduce to it the scientific method that we have amended for our use in modern times. Many of his years were spent as a politician...
Francis Bacon by van Somer
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Francis Bacon by van Somer

A 1617 portrait by Paul van Somer of Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), the English philosopher, statesman, and author. (Łazienki Palace, Warsaw)
Scientific Revolution
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Scientific Revolution

The Scientific Revolution (1500-1700), which occurred first in Europe before spreading worldwide, witnessed a new approach to knowledge gathering – the scientific method – which utilised new technologies like the telescope to observe, measure...
The Foundation of the Royal Society
Article by Mark Cartwright

The Foundation of the Royal Society

The Royal Society was founded in 1662 to promote scientific research and increase our knowledge of the natural world. With royal patronage and a stellar membership of great minds, the society quickly gained international recognition for its...
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