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"sir francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

01:31 min | Last week

"sir francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"In spar decks to prevent the spaniards from annoying us with their clothes fights who then perceiving that we were possessed of their ship still themselves all in hold with their weapons except two or three yonkers which were found before the beats when having light out of our penises we found no danger of the enemy remaining we cut their cables at halls and with our three penises told her without the island into the sound right before the town without beyond the danger of their great shot meanwhile the town having intelligence hereof or by their watch took the alarm rang out there bells shot off about thirty pieces of great ordnance put all their men in a readiness horse foot came down to the very point of the wood and discharged their calendars to impeach us if they might in going forth the next morning the fourteenth of august our ships two frigates in which there were two who called themselves king scrivano the one of cartagena the other of baragua with seven mariners in to negroes who had been at number diaz and we're now bound for cartagena with duplicate letters of advice to certify them to captain drake had been at number two diaz had taken it and had it not been that he was hurt with some blessed shot by all likelihood he had sacked it he was yet still upon the coast they should therefore carefully prepare for him after that are captain had brought all his fleet together at the screen knows entreaties he was content to do them all favor in setting them and all their companies on shore and so bear dance with the islands of saint bernards about three leagues of the town where we found great store of fish for refreshing..

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"sir francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:28 min | Last week

"sir francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Which the enemy had let fall as he fled somewhat for that we marched with such speed but more for that they lay so thick and cross one on the other being returned. We made our stand near the midst of the marketplace. Where a tree growth hard by the cross whence our captain sent some of our men to stay the ringing of the alarm bell with continued all this while but the church being very strongly built in fast shut. They could not without firing. Which are captain forbade. Get into the steeple. Where the bell rung. In the meantime our captain having taken two or three spaniards in their flight commanded them to show him. The governor's house where he understood was the ordinary place of unloading the molay. Mules of all the treasure which came from panama. By the king's appointment although the silver only was kept their the gold pearl and jewels being there once entered by the kings officer was carried from thence to the king's treasure house not far off being a house. Very strongly built of limestone for the safekeeping. They're up at our coming. To the governor's house. We found the great door where the mules usually unladen even then opened a candle lighted upon the top of the stairs and affair. Janet ready saddled either for the governor himself or some other of his household to carry it after him by means of this light. We saw a huge of silver in that nether lower room being a pile of bars of silver of as near as we could guess seventy feet in length of ten feet in breadth and twelve feet in height piled up against the wall. Each bar was between thirty five and forty pounds in weight at site hereof. Our captain commanded straightly that. None of us should touch a bar of silver but stand upon our weapons because the town was full of people and there was in the king's treasure house near the water side. More gold and jewels than all our four penises with presently set. Some in hand to break open notwithstanding the spaniards report the strength of it. We were no sooner return to our strength but there was a report brought by some of our men that are pincers were endangered to be taken and that if we ourselves got bored before day we should be oppressed with multitude. Both of soldiers townspeople. This report had his ground from one. Diego in negro who in the time of the first conflict came in call to our penises to know whether they were kept in drake's and upon answer received continued intriguing to be taken aboard though he had first three or four shot made him and tell at length they fetched him and learn by him that not past eight days. Before our arrival the king had sent dither. Some one hundred fifty soldiers to guard the town against the maroons and the town at this time was full of people beside which all the rather believed. Because it agreed with the report of the negroes which we took before at the isle of pinos and therefore our captain sent his brother in john oxygen to understand the truth thereof they found are men which we left in our penises much frightened by reason that they saw great troops and companies running up and down with matches lighted some with other weapons crying k. Kayhan tae which not having been at the first conflict but coming from the other ends of the town being at least as big as plymouth came many times near us and understanding that we were english discharged their pieces in ran away presently after this a mighty shower of rain with a terrible storm of thunder and lightning fell which poured down so vehemently as it usually did those countries that before we recover the shelter of a certain shade or penthouse at the western end of the king's treasure house which seem to have been built their of purpose to avoid sun and rain..

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"sir francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

05:52 min | Last week

"sir francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Sir francis drake revived. Therefore even that afternoon he causes us to set sail for number two diaz so that before sunset we were as far as rio francisco then he led his heart aboard the shore that we might not be described the watchhouse until that being come within two leagues of the point of the bay he caused us to strike a hall and cast are rappers grappling irons writing so until it was dark knight then we wait again and set sail rowing hard aboard the shore with as much silence as we could till we recovered the point of the harbour under the highland there. We stayed all silent purposing to attempt the town in the dining of the day. After that we had reposed ourselves for a while but our captain was the mother of his best men finding that our people were talking of the greatness of the town and what their strength might be especially by the report of the negroes that we took at the isle of pinos thought best to put these conceits out of their heads and therefore to take the opportunity of the rising of the moon. That night persuading them that it was the day dawning by this occasion. We were at the town a large our sooner then. I was purposed for. We arrived there by three of the clock after midnight. At what time. It fortune that ship of spain of sixty tons laden with canary winds and other commodities which had but lately come into the bay and had not yet folder sprit sail. Spn are four penises being an extraordinary number and those rowing with many ors send away her gundel gondola towards the town to give warning but our captain perceiving it cutbacks. Her in the town forcing her to go to the other side of the bay whereby we landed without impeachment although we found one gunner upon the platform battery in the very place where we landed being a sandy place in no ki ki at all not past twenty yards from the houses. There we found six gray pieces of brass ordinance mounted upon their carriages some demi some whole covering we presently dismounted them. The governor fled..

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The Good Pirate

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

03:35 min | 8 months ago

The Good Pirate

"Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries. I'm your host crumb today. I'm continuing my investigation into the myths and mysteries surrounding pirates in one individual in particular because not all pirates were that evil that raped and pillaged their way up various villages along the coast. One such individual who was a pirate was Francis Drake. He was born in fifteen forty. Two by fifteen seventy six. He was the queen's favor and was directed to sail to a secret location one. She only disclosed to her inner circle. The difficulty in determining the location isn't honest return after circumnavigating the world upon his arrival back in England the coin hat all his maps and shipped logs locked up to this day. Few of these documents have been released despite. This history has revealed that Spain had blocked. Most of the trade routes England had used and she had found one end of the fabled northwest passage and the drake was to establish the other end meanwhile amateur to story and Robert Ward thinks. Drake was on a secret mission to find the northwest passage. And that's why he was sailing so far up the west coast. The idea is drake sailed up the coast. Until he found something he thought was the northwest passage perhaps Strait of Juan de Fuca but drake's bad located not far from point Reyes California and fourteen other sides claimed to be where in fifteen seventy nine drake spent sixty eight days now. He spent those sixty eight days because he needed a place to make repairs. Which involves something called careening? This is where the ship was pulled completely out of the water so that our whole be made free of worms barnacles the location of California's raise for the sixty eight day. Stay and repair of the ship are based on the area code. Drakes Bay fit in maps description of the bay where he stayed and a page from a ship's log that listed the side as thirty eight degrees north latitude and a brass plaque. The description of Indians found there but the plaque was declared a fake in nineteen thirty six and the fact that the Indians lived off. Acorns was never mentioned. And that the shape of the Bay but Oregon's whale cove also fits the shape of the bay on the map but the Indians were described as living in huts that were partially below ground. When the University of Oregon Examining area in the cove they found that just as described on the page of the ship slog the remnants of a native American hut partly underground near the side. Number of English coins were found that dated back to just before. Drake set sail. Also there was a document a firsthand description based on the observation of eight of his crew. That stated that they had stopped at forty four degrees north latitude. It would seem that a all the sites that claim to be were drake spent that summer of sixty eight days. Only the organ location forty four degrees north latitude which is exactly well. Co has the most real physical evidence of his visit. If you're driving up the Oregon coast be sure to stop at the town of Depot. Bake and enjoy the small town hospitality. Drive another mile and a half to whale cove and try to imagine what it was like for Sir Francis. Drake back in fifteen seventy nine but the debate. Over the location of Drake's North American stop rages on and despite evidence pointing at Oregon's well only put to rest when England releases all drake's maps and logs from his trip around the

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Stratton brothers trial began - May 5, 1905

This Day in History Class

03:21 min | 9 months ago

Stratton brothers trial began - May 5, 1905

"Nineteen O five the stratton brothers trial for the murder of Thomas Farrow began. The straightens case marked the first time anyone was convicted for murder and Britain based on fingerprint evidence the study of fingerprints and their use in identification picked up considerably in nineteenth century Europe. That said the history of fingerprinting is inextricably linked with colonialism and racism in Eighteen fifty-eight William James Herschel. An Englishman became an officer in the Indian Civil Service. He was posted to Present Day. Junkie POOR IN INDIA THAT YEAR. He had a local man. Place his handprint on a contract. In lieu of signature personal goal was to keep the man from being able to deny his signature at a later. Time Herschel continue to require handprints from locals on contracts eventually realizing that he only needed prints from the index and Middle Finger. He was convinced that fingerprints were unique and permanent and believe they could be used to prove someone's identity other. Europeans also focused on the potential for fingerprints use and identifying suspects in solving crimes building on others work eugenicist and polymath Sir Francis Golden identified patterns in fingerprints and published a classification system for them the use of fingerprints and forensics didn't really take off until the turn of the twentieth century as he's a little hot in. Tundra both are credited with creating the Henry classification system for fingerprinting by nineteen one. Scotland Yard also known as the London Metropolitan Police established a new fingerprint bureau. The next year the first recorded trial in England that relied on fingerprint evidence took place in the trial. Harry Jackson was sentenced to several years in prison for burglary in London. After his fingerprint was presented as evidence in court just two years later the first murder trial in England in which fingerprints were used as evidence began Thomas. Farrell was found dead after a robbery and his wife and died a few days later. An empty cashbox was found in the apartment. As well as two black mass a fingerprint was found on the cashbox and inspector Charles Collins from Scotland. Yard's fingerprinting bureau examined it but the print didn't match the Faroes the officers or anybody in the bureau's file but witnesses reported seeing two men in the area on the morning of the crime and police track down and arrested Albert and Alfred Stratton. Their prints were taken an Alfred. Right thumbprint mashed the print on the cashbox. The brothers trial began on May fifth. Nineteen O Five. The fingerprint was the strongest evidence linking them to the crime scene and using fingerprints. Evidence was still a relatively new technique but collins explained the classification of fingerprints to the jury. And how he had never found two prints that had more than three characteristic in common in this case. Alfred Sprint and the cashbox print had multiple similarities. The Stratton brothers were found guilty of murder. And sentenced to death by hanging fingerprint. Evidence has been used in criminal investigations in cases ever since though techniques and technology in the field have changed significantly.

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Ronald Reagan's Address to Nation on the Challenger

Entrepreneur on FIRE

03:42 min | 10 months ago

Ronald Reagan's Address to Nation on the Challenger

"Our. I fire nation. Let's dive into the first of three speeches today. This one's by Ronald Reagan address to nation on the Challenger. Ladies and gentlemen. I do plan to speak to you tonight to report on the state of the Union but the events of earlier today have led me to change those plans. Today is a day for morning and remembering Nancy and I are pain to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger we know we share this pain with all the people of our country. This is truly a national loss. Nineteen years ago almost to the day. We lost three astronauts in a terrible accident on the grounds. But we've never lost an astronaut and flight. We've never had a tragedy like this. And perhaps we forgotten the courage. It took for the crew of the shuttle but they the Challenger seven were aware of the dangers but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly. We more seven heroes Michael Smith. Dick's Gobi Judith. Resnik Ronald McNair. Ellison owner Zucca Gregory Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe. We mourn their loss as a nation together for the families of the seven. We cannot bear as you do the full impact of this tragedy. But we feel the loss and we're thinking about you so very much your loved ones where daring and brave and they had that special grace that special spirit says. GimMe a challenge. In a media with joy they had a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths they wished to serve in the dead. They served all of us. We've grown used to wonders in this century. It's hard to dazzle us but for twenty five years the United States space program has been doing just that we've grown used to the idea of space and perhaps we forget that we've only just begun. Were still pioneers. They the members of the Challenger crew were pioneers. And I want to say something to the school children of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle's takeoff. I know it is hard to understand but sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance in expanding man's horizons. The future doesn't belong to the faint hearted it belongs to the brave the challenger crew was pulling us into the future and we'll continue to follow them. I've always had great faith and respect for our space program in what happened today does nothing to diminish it. We don't hide our space program. We don't keep secrets to cover things up we do it all upfront and public vast. The way freedom is and we wouldn't change it for a minute. We'll continue our questions space. That will be more shuttle flights and more shuttle crews in. Yes more volunteers. More civilians more teachers in space. Nothing ends here. Our hopes and our journeys continue. I want to add that. I wish I could talk to every man woman who works for NASA or who worked on this mission and tell them your dedication and professionalism has moved and impressed us for decades and we know of your anguish. We share it. There's a coincidence today on this day. Three hundred ninety years ago. The Great Explorer Sir Francis. Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama in his lifetime. The great frontiers were oceans in a historian later said he lived by the sea died on it and was buried in it. While today we can say of the Challenger crew their dedication was like drake's complete the crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they live their lives and we will never forget them nor the last time we saw them this morning as a prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God. Thank you

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"sir francis" Discussed on KNSS

KNSS

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"sir francis" Discussed on KNSS

"To basically bring Sir Francis of real strong fantasy to extract to market and as far as I know that's the only place to get it our seats are actually harvested in the Cameroon by a group of of native Africans that used to be called pygmies but we don't call more little people little people they climb the vines they throw the pods down we collect the seeds and we make a medicine out of in any downside to this there's no downside that I've seen in twenty five years of use and I have now practitioners all over the country and now they're all over the world who are using this and you know with good effect well I love learning new things and I get that every time I interview people on the program and I've never heard of this before it's well worth checking into when I can get it through the your website yes there's a few hits is to it we like to have somebody work through a practitioner we have a list of practitioners but if people contact us we can figure out a way to get it to you all right we're gonna take a quick break time and come back and take promise phone calls for the rest of this hour and people are lining up all over the place Tom's websites he's got a couple of them several of them as a matter fact linked up it coast to coast AM dot com and if you want to email me that George at coast to coast AM dot com as well we will be back in a moment right here on coast to coast AM never miss a detail on a show or a guest sign up for the.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

09:43 min | 1 year ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"There's a heartbreaking part of this this because we have to realize that a lot of people who had bought into this even if it were not their entire fortune this was like the dream stream that they got to know as things got worse and worse day to day life there were waiting for justice to be served and then to receive their rightful inheritance from their lauded ancestor. Francis Drake and Oscar Hartzell is their golden today he he's the conduit through which this USC success will arrive there may or may not also have been a little bit of you know American versus the British System of Oh you you know the key. The kings got things held up in court and we hardworking Americans are just trying to free that for ourselves as you point point out hersal shows up in court not just with supporters not just with the people but with their money I mean he raised over the fifteen eighteen years. He ran the scam. He made two million dollars for himself. for himself two million dollars and yet when he goes to court his supporters. There's still pledge money for a Defense Fund and I saw a couple of different numbers in when I was doing the research for this piece which by the way I really recommend any listeners who want to read more about this check out a New Yorker article from two thousand and two. Oh It's great yeah written by Richard Rayner. It's called the admiral and the conman got a lot of really great details in there but but Hertzel's supporters raise anywhere from sixty eight thousand to three hundred and fifty thousand dollars for his defense to pay for the lawyers when he was in court and by the fact that yeah two million of well not his own but yeah they he kind of generated by a the fortune he was claiming to have yet they also paid for cruise bail and despite all this public support Hartsville is convicted. They say they're GONNA ship off the Leavenworth for ten years on these mail fraud charges while he is in jail the scam continues. It collects another half a million dollars. Some people died aide convinced that you know this fortune will not go to me now that I'm going to pass away but it will go to my children and their children's so there's there's some hope at the end of a long day and it's not he had you know he had at this point kind of. I want to call them employees associates. It's like his his agents agents. Yeah is brother. A guy named Canfield played an instrumental role in keeping the con going but it's now sam is wise to it and heart swelled goes to trial again. He loses again and this is my favorite parts. I wish we had the substance of this to do a reenactment but we'll we'll spare you that because we don't have the exact language which here at his sentencing he jumps up and starts raving can unhinged lunatic about how how amazing drake estate is in how you know history will see who was right and who is on you know who was correct correct this mad endeavor and this is the the weird thing. We will probably never know how much how little he actually believed that it was really. I'm really interested good to hear your take because he spoke with prison psychiatrist and they said that he was claiming he what he that he himself was Sir Francis Dances streak and they diagnosed him with paranoid schizophrenia at the time but was this another con- you know what I mean. Was He like angling. I'm to go for some kind of insanity plea. I don't know I I don't know that the it would have benefited him at the time. It may be the sort of narcissistic mystic. you know personality traits where you you just don't. WanNa get caught in a lie. Even if you know you're lying so you build it bigger and bigger and bigger draw a little extra addition to a hurricane map yeah but but yeah I mean so he spent his time in Leavenworth which is a big deal prison right. That's where he he would've been there at the same time as a gangster's like machine gun. Kelly like in the same building. This is serious business but while he was there he also you know at the the prison psychiatrist you mentioned they also encouraged him to get his story out to help himself with these delusions so he wrote in nineteen thirty six a prison autobiography which I think it would just be fascinating. I I wasn't able to find any of the original material but it is mentioned in that in that Rainer enterpise Liga's Rayner himself in researching for this article that was published seventeen years ago got a lot of files released by Scotland Yard Scot in Scotland. The Yard had three folders about hartill called him a quote unquote notorious offender and in there was a copy of this probably the only copy of this autobiography that he wrote while in prison yeah and shouts out to Richard Rayner because he did so much legwork on this this story a highly enough sorta faded from the conversation until hardworking journalists and historians like Rainer hunted it down. I was able to find out out that in in two thousand there was a play put on in London called scam to the tune of fame yeah about out this this very episode so a couple years before Raynor's article so I don't know if one fed into the other sure maybe sort of bubbling up Zeitgeist and it's you know one of those things where where people kind of knew about it but it really took the dedicated efforts of of serious writers and researchers to really bring this to light the I duNno. I mean listeners if you you're in Iowa or that part of the country. Does any of this ring familiar to you. A lot of people have never heard about this before I knew very little about it I had heard of kind and if the drake swindle but I didn't know about its relationship to a very specific part of the United States and if you'd like to learn more about it to Richard Rayner wrote a book about this us in two thousand and three called Drake's fortune the fabulous true story of the world's greatest confidence artists which title those you have to be careful with those sorts superlatives. What exactly is a con artists help so books it helps sell books. That's true and it's a real book. If you pay for it you will get a copy of the book. It's not like Drake's Drake's fortune. It's strange because although rayner does pass away at the age of sixty seven nineteen forty three three. He doesn't pass away in prison. He passes away in a hospital for the criminally insane as they were called at the time I do want to point out out that while it may have been different from Leavenworth prison it was still not a particularly nice place to be right. Yeah still a prison still a prison and we could do entire episode on the US treatment of people with mental issues historically who that's a dark one man. We might have to save that one for October. however we we know that despite him passing away people still believed the story the story that he created well the story that he punched hunched up from. Milo and suzy continued on without him which I think is amazing. Well yeah it. It's sort of thing where sometimes founders don't know what they've got got until someone comes along and boosted up. You know you see that in legitimate corporations right you know the guys who founded McDonald's they were doing okay so burgers and California until Ray Kroc came along and said I've got an idea for you. Let's take this big time exactly and that's an excellent comparison that it is y. according to Rainer in that New Yorker piece you mentioned earlier Christopher even after Oscar heart swells death towns in Iowa and Minnesota became divided between people who said okay this was a scam. I got got and people who said no big government. Shut this down. The drake fortunes out there I of a piece of it. I can't believe you're giving up non-believer or whatever you know and this. This sort of cultural conflict continued for years afterwards. This story makes me think that wild this guy may not have been the world's greatest conman whatever that means. He's definitely in the top tier of the list when you say it's it's certainly a ridiculous to be part. Arta is really ridiculous list to be part of and just emphasize. This is a list that Casey my co host Nolan. I are not on.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

12:26 min | 1 year ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"Hello Ben Hello Everyone Hello Casey. Hello Hello. Oh and that's our super producer Casey Pecker Christopher it is I always say this now is it is a pleasure to join forces with you on the show again today. I should point out that I was promised cookies. There was a trailer cookies leading from my desk to this this recording booth year yeah. I don't see any cookies Geez. I feel like I was conned. Swindled well you were not entirely bamboozles here my friends because if if you look at the fine print of that contract it's more like your promise the pursuit of cookies. Ben All I can say right now and listeners a plea if view the door is locked out of the studio so I've got the pleasure of sitting here with Ben and chatting about what I seem to be called back for with some road of frequency. Are you con artists. Yeah that's absolutely right. We didn't start out planning to do so many episodes about scams and con artist notice but it turns out that this ridiculous history of human civilization is lousy with con artists some who were hilariously bad some who are unbelievably lucky and a a small few who for quite a while seem to get away scot-free today he is also sort of our Iowa episode. I don't know if we checked in with you about this man but we're still on our crazy easy suf- John Stevens esque quest to do an episode for every state in the United States. I encourage endeavor. I stick with it yeah well. We're already way ahead of Sufia. Was the last time we talked about that and it came up was we were talking about. George Washington and speaking of scams tried to pull one over on the listeners. If I remember correctly Houma saying that talking about George Washington counted as a Washington state episode with then and now objected and object yes the motion carries. I find that sustained what what would you say Casey. Is that too much of a scam. It's a little bit scam yeah. I'M GONNA give it I don't Know Five Five Pinocchio Observe. Whatever rating people with us I this is your show and I am but a warm body and our Voice Casey on the case it is it is Casey. Show thanks. I'm also locked in here a but today's show takes us in a way to Iowa but before we get to Iowa we have to introduce you to someone who is must be at least vaguely familiar to many of us listening today and that is Sir Francis Drake Right How would you describe Him Ben. Would you say he's a a sailor. A A man of the high seas hero a pirate buffet privateer slave trader a human trafficker. Yes Sir Francis Drake is one of those historical figures who has not aged well because growing up especially in the West a lot of school children were hot. Let's say the sanitized version of this guy's story and he did impressive things. He's got a lot of accolades yes. He accomplished accomplish things yes yeah he was the second person ever to circumnavigate the globe to first Englishman for whatever that counts for that's big that's a big deal with the English and he also had the approval of the Queen as far as his privateer. Ian and his piracy went. She was completely fine with his activities. He wasn't in his time in his country. He was not considered a a criminal however of course the Spanish hated him while he wasn't considered a criminal because basically you know it's one of those technicalities. If you don't make something a a crime you're not a criminal if you if you produce results people can ignore the way you got those results and that's definitely the case with Francis Drake and a lot of the privateers here's who are active in the eighteenth and nineteenth century absolutely he was differentiated from you know your independent mom and pop piracy she business by the commission from Queen Elizabeth and when privateers received this sort of will they were called letters of Marque wouldn't privateers received one of these things it was fairly specific described where and when he could operate and against whom so oh he was given the green light to prey on Spanish galleons and by the time he was twenty type on early start he was deep in the privateer in Game mm-hmm. Francis Drake looted a lot of Spanish gold and interrupt you. He's Spanish gold is a bit of a misnomer. Remember as well right so it's not like the Spanish just had the gold or made the gold with a Spanish came to the Americas what would become called the Americas and you know took gold that they found there you know they took the gold from native populations from those communities unity's and we're taking it back to Spain it was in Spanish possession at the time but I think a lot of the way that we've talked about history especially pirate history and sort of this this romantic notion of the Caribbean and the back and forth between the continents we talk about the British we talk about the English we talk about the Spanish Portuguese to a certain extent and and their gold but it was only Spanish because the Spanish took it right and that is a very good point because when you look at it that way which is the most accurate way to look at the sequence of events Francis Drake was stealing goods that had already been stolen right and it just had this this is thin veneer of legality and one thing we know about this regardless of the distinctions the rationalizations tossed about during the course of Drake's career. He died a very very well off dude. He was enormously successful stealing Alina this stolen gold and people also thought this is the key part of his life for our purposes people also thought that Francis Hansa streak had stashed away some some treasure trove you know that he had in addition to his known earnings jeans and is known possessions in his estate that he had somewhere else somewhere in the world hidden away a mysterious Chris Fortune worth as much as a by one estimate one hundred billion dollars which is a lot of gold. That's a lot of goal. That's a lot of gold and that's not uncommon. That's part of the romance of of the ideas especially when either at the time or in retrospect you're talking about these somewhat scurrilous characters who skirted at the edge of legality were were enemies to some friends to others somewhat legal pirates working with sort of the stamp of approval of the Queen Gene and so as these pirates are pirating their way around the Caribbean. It's only natural to assume as they're hiding in Coz in little Indian and let's exactly accolades. you know there might be a couple chest somewhere and drake. He died in fifteen ninety six so you end of the sixteenth century. He died somewhere in the Caribbean in the Greater Antilles. Dysentery is what got him. It wasn't any of the swashbuckling. There were no mutinies rebellions. Zura angry deck swatters right. He passed away in a surprisingly not that dysentery is a pleasant way to go but in a comparatively pleasant way compared here too the other hazards of his occupation. I don't know a quick Musket shot to the head or a sword through the throat or whatever you see in the movies that that's it's pretty quick then is pretty quick and true US gruesome well. I don't know dysentery is imagine fairly gruesome yet you know of the three. I would rather not take any any you know he probably he probably did not want to go out that way either but ben can we fast forward a couple of hundred years. Yes we should because you see France. Drake left. No legitimate heir and his fortunes seemed to have vanished this became a cool story to tell around the Campfire for as you said several hundred years let's fast forward to the early twentieth century in Iowa in somewhere between nineteen fifteen and nineteen nineteen right right so definitely not pirate territory. No no no no the iowan pirate industry was not in its glory days right and maybe hasn't reached them yet so there's this guy in Madison County Iowa. His name is Oscar Merrill Hartselle. He had tried a couple of different occupations with middling success. Sir Us working as as a farmer at times he was working as a deputy sheriff there in Madison County and when he is about run about thirty nine forty years old he meets to people who are very charming very glad handing and and it turns out that they have through mysterious unique means align on the legendary fortune of Sir Francis Drake and the talk to Oscars mom and they say Mrs Hartselle. We will give you a slice slice of this amazing pie treasure. Wait this amazing treasure of this amazing pie treasure treasure Pi Yeah Tr- I I feel treasurer pipe. That is probably the more direct way. There's probably if you go to like some Iowa church sale. There's a nice woman who will sell you a slice of treasure Pi. It's probably started with gummy. Bears isn't snickers but that's not what we're talking. That's not no no. We're talking we we could be. We should be show. I am sorry about the cookies I owe you. So so this couple tells Oscars mom that you know they will turn this six thousand dollars into a much larger sum of money reportedly Hordley six million bucks and they go along with it. His mother is a victim of turns out to be a con because because you see it was not uncommon for people to falsely claim that they could help you get a piece of the legendary Gary Treasurer of Sir Francis Drake. This is a version of an older con the unclaimed estate con right and that's still happens today via email. Nigerian prince's Aplenty you know we've we've talked about this before on the show how people are so willing to buy into something but I think what you mentioned. Is that it it was a common. Khan and that's part of why I think it's easier for people to go along with it right if someone just came to you and said. Hey we've got this in on millions of dollars you could be the only one that may raise some questions but you know at the time in Iowa and Missouri around there this was becoming more and more common there was a woman named Sudi Whitaker who really got things going in this sort of drake fortune swindle she claimed to be related to to a man named George Drake and could trace her lineage back to him and then they claim that Drake George came from Sir Francis Drake and basically the way the swindle worked is pretty much what you've laid out. There's this this massive fortune but it's being held up in court and we need your help to get it out to warning. This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is addictive chemicals not for sale to minors website restricted to adults twenty one and over. Let's be real. Most smokers are looking in for some overcomplicated vaping.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"My Name is Danny Shapiro and I'm the host family secrets a podcast about the secrets kept from US secrets. We keep from others and the secrets we keep from ourselves CBS..

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"sir francis" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"sir francis" Discussed on KCBS All News

"One a one over by Sir Francis Drake apparently someone lost a ladder and it's in lanes of traffic right now they're going to run a traffic right there your next update is five eighteen on the traffic leader KCBS slightly cooler weather that's the forecast for today in fact for tomorrow and Wednesday as well we're looking at a little bit of mourning over cast near the coast that'll give way to mostly sunny skies today temperatures will be in the sixties at the beach as mostly seventies bayside and as warm as the mid eighties inland that forecast continues for tomorrow on Wednesday bump it up a couple degrees but will still be in the eighties traffic and weather together on the aids on all news one of six nine and A. M. seven forty KCBS when it matters most patients and physicians turn to Stanford health care I was really cycling a lot I wanted to look at doing Sir imagining a better bank starts with looking at the savings rates most banks offer and saying really Capital One is building something better you can open a Capital One savings account with one of the nation's best savings rates from anywhere like here for here one of the nation's best savings rates open online at a Capital One location or from anywhere that's banking rematch what's in your wallet for consumers only offered by Capital One N. A. member FDIC copyright twenty eighteen Capital One will your child be ready for kindergarten at Chester brook academy preschool the answer is yes our curriculum offers the perfect balance of learning and play our teachers personalized experience for each child through engaging activities to develop the skills they need to be ready for what comes next attended Chester brook academy open house on Saturday August third from ten AM to one PM to find a preschool near you.

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"sir francis" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"sir francis" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Starting at, sir, Francis, Drake, and it could take you almost twenty four minutes to go four and a half miles your next traffic update is at four fifty eight on the traffic leader, KCBS, partly cloudy and cool overnight with lows in the forties and fifties. We'll be partly to mostly sunny and warmer tomorrow, sixties to near eighty and then sixty s to the low eighties on Friday and Saturday. We'll see increasing clouds Sunday will cool down to sixty s mostly with a slight chance of a shower in the interior valleys and hills with a gradual warming trend kicking in on Monday Memorial Day with highs in the sixties and seventies and into the eighties on Tuesday, traffic and weather together on the eighth on KCBS planning a getaway. Well, with the Capital, One venture card. You're an unlimited double miles on any purchase. You make today and every day and those miles add up to get you closer to that trip to paradise every vanilla soy latte double miles, every time you pump gas. Even when you buy a set of monogram beach towels. Yes. Double miles you weren't unlimited double miles on every purchase. And then you go the Capital One venture card the card that takes you there. What's in your wallet capital, went back USAA? Hi, I'm Jay Farner CEO of Quicken Loans, America's largest mortgage lender. Let's talk credit card debt for a minute. If you feel you're carrying too much of it, you're not alone. The average household in the US carries over eight thousand dollars in credit card debt ready for some good news with a cash out refinance from Quicken Loans. You can quickly and easily put some of the equity in your home to good use by paying off a lot of that high interest, credit card.

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Human Networks Change How We Think

Curiosity Daily

04:26 min | 1 year ago

Human Networks Change How We Think

"It turns out that social structures can not only shape the way we think and behave. It can also inform. Our very outlook on life at least. That's according to our guest today. Matthew jackson? He's a professor of economics at Stanford University and the author of a new book called the human network. How your social position determines your power beliefs? And behaviors in the book, he explains how social structures are human networks shape. How we think and behave here's what he told me when I asked how can social structures? Hold back. Something is powerful is the human mind. There's one example I talked through in book, which is find always. Amazing. There was a study in one thousand nine hundred seven by a guy named sir Francis. Golden, and what he did is he looked at affair. Well, where people put in guesses on the weight of an ox? So there was an ox there. And this was in England, the ox weighed eleven hundred ninety eight pounds, and he looked through seven hundred and eighty seven guesses, so you know, wide range guesses and people were all over the map in terms of the guesses, but the average Gus was eleven hundred and ninety seven pounds. So it was just one pound off of the actual, you know, it. So it's somehow if you put all the people together, they're really wise, you know, people all our information when his aggregated can be really really good. But the question is how you get that information. And you know, we're so one thing is we're we're in our own bubbles in terms of the Somali awfully we're we're segregated from other people. So a lot of the information we're getting from people who think just like us which biases us. And then another feature is it's really. Easy for us to do double counting. When we're in a network. So for instance, you know, think about I some a new movie comes out and a bunch of my friends tell me that they've heard it too great movie. So the more people I hear that from the more likely. I am to think it's a great movie, but it could be that they all heard the same review or read the same review. So it could be that. It's just one piece of information, but it's echoing through the through the network, and there's a lot of examples where one piece of news gets rebroadcast and rechannel to a bunch of different sources, and you know, as humans were influenced by the more, you know, counting simple counting the more. We hear things the more. We we believe it. And that means that, you know, if we're segregated groups, and we're susceptible to the sort of double counting. It can be very difficult for us to get information. And to really understand it in a it. So it's it's a tricky business isn't this how the whole anti effects are movement started. There was one. One study that out and it got widely reported on. And then it just cascaded from their exactly that's that's an amazing example. Because the first study that was done was done on twelve children that were hand selected by somebody who turns out was being paid by somebody suing vaccine company. It was a fraudulent study. He lost his license to be a doctor. The study was later retracted, but it was reported everywhere. So people were hearing about it in all kinds of news sources, and and it keeps echoing now you can still find sites to that study. And you know, there have been many many studies with hundreds of thousands of people since then I've never found any relationship. And but that that one study, you know, still echoes in the network and very strong beliefs about that on the word network keeps coming up so the social networking and the way we're all more connected than ever these days. Would you say that that's making all this worse? Or better is a good or bad. Yeah. I think that, you know, the great news is that it's connecting the world and. As we've never been connected before. So you know, somebody who's poor in rural. India can be taking an online course and machine learning. So there's just amazing things that are happening. But at the same time, it also means that we can also search for other people who whoever are exactly are same views create these echo chambers, where people share ideas, and and end up reflecting the same opinions and beliefs and an insulate themselves from the rest of the world. And so there are these two competing forces of becoming more connected overall. But then also becoming more cliquish and and separated at the same time, and we see that play out in terms of polarization and extreme views quite a

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"sir francis" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"sir francis" Discussed on KCBS All News

"To the Richmond San Rafael bridge with this traffic update from George Rask. Okay. We suffered a tough westbound ride this morning, then no sooner did that clear up. Then eastbound on the Richmond bridge, some emergency roadwork started up about forty five minutes ago. We are now backed up beyond the San Quentin exit to sir Francis Drake boulevard on eastbound interstate five eighty and there is a second westbound backup. There may be some additional roadwork going on on the westbound side, they haven't yet had time to check in with our good friends at cow to determine that now approaching five eighty on one a one northbound in San Rafael there is a injury accident right at the five eighty interchange that blocks Elaine, and that's already managed to back up. The traffic over the hill to sir Francis, Drake boulevard. The getaway is underway. That's very much in evidence in San Francisco backed up. Up to two eighty heading to the bay bridge. Interstate eighty through Fairfield is already slow. Let's go to Kim vessel. It KCBS inside of you. Well with a beautiful weekend ahead. I think you're right. A lot of folks get a head start on the getaway. Maybe a check out the snow. I see brake lights as you make your way eastbound into Fairfield right before highway twelve before the jelly belly factory, and is pretty solid manual campus. Parkway getting word now that the emergency road repair. That was in the eastbound direction is also now affecting the westbound lanes of interstate five eighty and the Richmond San Rafael bridge. There are two lanes blocked in both directions. It's likely to be so for another forty minutes. Your next update at one forty.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

Historical Figures

04:51 min | 2 years ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

"To the secret society of the freemasons we should explore the more mysterious side of sir francis bacon even the most educated of society during bacon time had one foot in the realms of science and the other in the world of the occult astrology was regarded as a reliable guide to life magicians called mega says advised green elizabeth secret societies also abounded some believe that bacon was actually the early founder of the freemasons in england and the president of another secret society called the rosie crushes the rosa cruzan were a hidden group of writers and artists who sought to we've what they called ancient wisdom into their work with an eye to transforming the culture that wisdom came from the early agip shins greeks and the jewish kabbalah the codes of conduct they espoused or more simply described as devotion to a higher power and sensitivity to the spirit realm rosa cruises believed it was as real as the physical world and this is where the idea that bacon was actually shakespeare was born most scholars today argue that evidence abounds proving that shakespeare wrote shakespeare but the belief that he was a pen name used by bacon has persisted to this day wellknown adherence to this theory like mark twain and present day shakespearean actor mark rylance believe that the name and persona of william shakespeare might have been a mask behind which bacon wrote or commission the plays that carry the shakespeare name but why bother was such a mask well the theory is that bacon believed god had ordered him to avoid the applause of men and we've god's wisdom into quote cunning mixtures of the theater and remember the mask written by bacon for gray's inn called knights of the helmet where followers of the goddess athena shook a spear at ignorance believers see this is the origin of the name shake a spear itself and that bacon created the persona with the help of a willing actor and front man named william shack spor and before you dismiss the idea outright remember the sonnet that bacon wrote for his new bride in sixteen o six the one that begins glass shall not persuade me that i am old so long as youth than you are of one date well that's also shakespeare's sonnet number twenty two word for word it wasn't published under the shakespeare name until three years later the final year of bacon life saw its highs and lows in sixteen twenty five his marriage to thirty three year old lady alice ended in scandal bacon discovered alice was having a romantic relationship with sir john underhill who had once been an usher in bacon york house residents bacon may have been the last to learn of the affair lady alice had done little to conceal it and it was well known back at court enraged bacon wrote alice entirely out of his will and the two became permanently estranged bacon spent sixteen twentyfive alone at his home inherit furniture as he had done so many times before he led his profound intellect lift him out of the moment to create something worthwhile he continued to write and conduct experiments one cold day in sixteen twenty six well traveling into london bacon had the idea of experimenting on how meat may be preserved through freezing he leapt from the coach she was in and asked a local woman to selma chicken and then gut it bacon then stuff the carcass with snow the first recorded food preservation experiment using ice it was sometime during this experiment that the sixty five year old bacon suddenly became cold and feverish he took to his bed suffering either from pneumonia or from an infection handling the slaughtered bird in a brief letter to his friend the earl of aaron del bic and recounts the event the letter shows that even in his last brief inspiration making was onto something he wrote quote as for the experimented self it succeeded excellently well but in the journey i was taken with such a fit of casting as i know not whether it were the stone or some surfeit or cold or indeed a touch of them all three and quote it was worse than that bacon did not know it at the time but he penned that letter from his deathbed three days later he died at earl aaron dell's mansion on april ninth sixteen twentysix death was not an end for bacon as.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

Historical Figures

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

"Began secretly to receive cash gifts from wealthy contacts within government this was not an uncommon practice and to this day there's no evidence that gifts influenced his specific rulings as judge and attorney general but it worked coke saw differently in sixteen twenty one he launched formal charges against bacon and was appointed to lead the investigation bacon was subsequently served with twenty three charges relating to bribes there would be no trial however bacon quickly confessed to his misdeeds my lords he wrote in a letter to the investigative committee it is my act my hand and my heart then he inserted a biblical reference begging mercy for his weaknesses i beseech your lordships to be merciful to a broken read parliament was not in a merciful mood and in late sixteen twenty one they impeached the sixty year old bacon for bribery and corruption this was the first time in a century an officer of the crown was so removed parliament also levied and astonishing forty thousand pound fine and committed bacon to the tower of london the king quickly released bake in from the tower and remitted the fine but the rest of the sentence was devastating enough all of bacon judicial power was revoked and he was forever banned from the royal verge meaning he was barred from coming within twelve miles of court he was also banned from ever holding a seat in parliament again and he narrowly escaped being stripped of his noble title it was one of history's most spectacular tragic character arcs and it was a devastating humiliation from man who had always seen himself as a crusading knight for his god is king and his country in sixteen twenty to sixty one year old bacon retreated from your kaos in london to his family home inhere aford furniture there he planned to write.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

Historical Figures

04:55 min | 2 years ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

"The forty five year old married for teen year old alice barnum the daughter of a well connected member of parliament there is evidence that bacon composed a sonnet for his betrothed as any well bred classical scholar would keep in mind that it is far from proven that bacon wrote this piece but it might have been a key part of his courting tactics listen as he brushes aside the thirty year age difference and claims the teenagers love makes him forever young glass you'll not persuade me that i am old so long as youth and you are of one date but when in the times for os i behold then look i death my day should expiate for all the beauty that cover the is but the seemly raymond of my heart which in the abreast doth live as dine in me how can i be elder than thou art that sonnet and others like it worked their magic contemporary accounts were that the two were a happy couple for many years though they did remain childless in sixteen o seven bacon was awarded the position of solicitor general which made him the top lawyer in land answerable only to the attorney general in sixteen o eight bacon zongol lord burleigh named him clerk of the star chamber the secret of courtroom where the high and mighty were judged when it was felt ordinary courts would not convict the prestige the appointment gave bacon also improved his credit rating he was able to borrow more money which he used to fill the financial shortfall caused by his lack of family wealth the phone year bay begins influence extended across the atlantic ocean his sixteen oh nine report on the virginia colony argued for the economic feasibility of planting an english presence in the new world bacon is also credited with writing the two original charters of government for the colony which means you could argue that long before george washington ben franklin and thomas jefferson were even born francis bacon was a founding father of what would become the united states of america in sixteen thirteen fifty two year old francis bacon was finally appointed to the highest legal office in the land that of attorney general the position he had lost edward coke years earlier at last he had ascended to become the top law man in england but it did not come without a fair amount of manipulation behind the scenes that can shrewdly persuaded the king to shuffle a number of judicial appointments and make room for bacon himself to become the ag it might surprise some to learn that as attorney general an intellectual like bacon sometimes employed torture while building his cases information he received from racking suspects led to several treason convictions buchen and his team also could act as detectives in sixteen sixteen the got a murder conviction against robert kerr the first earl of somerset and his wife francis howard bacon was forced to make a temporary truce with edward coke now the lord chief justice and the two unravelled the mystery surrounding the poisoning of cars closest friend sir thomas overbury several co conspirators to the crime we're tried and hanged and finally car and his wife were put on trial this was the elizabethan equivalent to the trial of the new century in spectacular fashion bacon and coke proved beyond doubt the guilt of cars wife both car and lady francis were convicted and can find to the tower and bacon fame spread even further by sixteen sixteen sir francis bacon headed cheever the record of service he had always wanted it was a judge mp clerk of the star chamber attorney general and former solicitor general and he was widely seen as a great writer or end negotiator between parliament and the stubborn king inevitably resentment of his power began to grow many feared him he was perhaps second only to the king himself and he still had an influential enemy in the government edward coke in spite of their collaborative triumph in the overbury case the former attorney general still nursed a grudge against bacon was watching bacon even more closely especially after bacon got the king to dismiss him as chief justice for trying to weaken royal legal authority meanwhile in sixteen eighteen the fifty seven year old bacon received even more influence he was made lord chancellor the highest position in england's legal profession and one of the most powerful posts in the country looking followed that with making bacon appear of england.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

Historical Figures

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

"The english who's sailing ships and windmills depended on it bacon would have no way of knowing the actual atmospheric causes of winds but he argued that an effort must be made to try to predict whether patterns he wrote quote if rules are diligently framed a prediction will generally hold good and quote these attempts at forecasting atmosphere changes make bacon one of the world's first weatherman no one else in europe at the time was forming meteorological theories like he was in his essay of gardens bacon wrote that quote all depends on keeping the eye steadily fixed upon the facts of nature and so simply receiving their images as they are and quote this was a revolutionary way of thinking in a world where so much knowledge was handed down through folk wisdom and religious dogma by taking such a point of view bacon began creating an intellectual atmosphere that led to all of the men and women of science who followed this approach made nonbiased observation the starting point of learning from there he instructed that the observations should be tested and that we should draw conclusions only after experiments are concluded which is why bacon is now credited with being the father of what we now call the scientific method beacons relative success as a scholar and author didn't bring in a lot of money however and he needed a lot more of it his lack of family wealth meant that state salaries had to be large enough for him to keep up with his contemporaries his money situation grew more serious when he was arrested for debt in fifteen ninety eight adding to the humiliation it happened outside the tower of london as bacon was leaving a legal council meeting lord burleigh must now have recognized the sad state of bacon bank accounts soon after the arrest the queen's treasurer covered most of the debt.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

Historical Figures

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

"Queen elizabeth he advised her on political issues of the day including how to deal with insurgent catholics who were plotting to overthrow her england had been a catholic nation until fifteen thirty four when elizabeth's father king henry the eighth declared himself and not the pope head of the church when henry died his daughter queen mary the first reinstated cathal assim as the state religion but when she passed away in fifteen fifty eight elizabeth succeeded in declared england protestant once more over a bloody twenty four year period from fifteen thirty four to fifteen fifty eight the state religion changed three times and when the pope declared that english catholics should overthrow elizabeth the danger from english catholics only increased against this backdrop bacon still argued against outright persecution of english catholics he favored more subtle approaches to weaken their opposition like softening oaths of allegiance the queen however showed little enthusiasm for bacon or his ideas lord burleigh was just as indifferent thus they did not recommend bacon for any high position like a judgeship or an ambassador ship or a seat on the queen's counsel bacon continued to seek patrons within the government and in in fifteen eighty five at twenty four years old he allied himself with francis walls ingham the queen's chief spy master who used to seat in parliament to advocate on behalf of wall seeing him for vigilance in uncovering catholic plots he also aided the spymaster in investigating insurgent catholics and he advised on code breaking.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

Historical Figures

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

"Bacon to work on proving english in much the same way by the autumn of fifteen seventy seven bacon had earned the full confidence of the english ambassador sir amos paula entrusted bacon still just sixteen with carrying important diplomatic communications back to england the recipients were elizabeth's spymaster francis walls cam her chief advisor lord burleigh and even the queen herself the death of bacon father sir nicholas in fifteen seventy nine brought bacon crashing back to earth he returned immediately to england as young life thrown into uncertainty sir nicholas died without building a significant enough inheritance for his sons this left the now eighteen year old bacon with a fraction of the support he should have received and uncomfortably dependent upon his mother this would be the beginning of a lifelong struggle with money for bacon his education came to the rescue at least partially in a place called gray's in in london grays was and still is and in of court and official institution where perspective lawyers learn their craft network and often establish regular offices being accepted into an inn of court is essential to a legal career and one day to holding high office inns of courts were more than schools of law however they functioned as learned fraternity houses where young law students were also taught singing music and dancing the put these skills to the test in what were called revels these were rambunctious festivals usually tied to holidays like christmas where students put on concerts and plays and did a fair amount of drinking during these grays in rebels bacon proved himself to be multi talented not only did he participate he also staged and wrote for them one of his best known works of the time was a mask or skit called knights of the helmet in the characters take their inspiration from the goddess athena and promised to carry her ancient wisdom to their fellow english subjects making his country better through educating it subjects was essential theme that francis bacon later elaborated on in spectacular fashion and nights of the helmet was the first real indication that he planned to be a lot more than just a lawyer and government official in the play a band of knights pledges to take up a theme his helmet which made the wear invisible athena also brandished a spear which they vow to shake at ignorance bacon 's devotion to a theme of the spear shaker would one day lead to speculation that he was more than just a writer of skits during bacon time at grays he continued to struggle making ends meet he and his brother anthony both remained uncomfortably dependent upon their now overbearing mother lady an her husband's death made her increasingly obsessive over her son's daily lives she regularly wrote letters questioning their decisions and their personal morality in one letter the strictly puritan lady an order her now adult sons not to eat too late or to drink excess she also disapproved what she called bacon 's sinful involvement in the rebels which depicted fantasy worlds full of witches fairies and monsters bacon listen to his mother respectfully but he never adopted her puritanical view of the world how could he when there was so much still to learn in the dark corners of the cosmos in fifteen eighty bacon wrote a letter to his uncle lord burleigh who also happen to be chief advisor to the queen the letter illustrates what the nineteen year old was thinking as he stood on the threshold of his life in the letter bacon.

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"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

Historical Figures

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"sir francis" Discussed on Historical Figures

"Hi i'm vanessa richardson and i'm carter roy welcome to historical figures every other wednesday we discuss a different persons lasting historical impact and impression on the world around them are audio biographies cover big lives but we like to focus on little known facts today we're discussing sir francis bacon if you wanna listen to any previous episodes you can find him on your favorite podcast directory and while you're there we'd really appreciate if you could leave a five star review the now back to the life of francis bacon our subject today was a classic overachiever who climbed about his high as you could in elizabeth and england but would affects us most today is that he also taught us how to think put another way he rebooted the way we approached the world and he pushed us toward a scientific method that made the modern world possible today we focus on sir francis bacon lion of government philosopher scientist and some believe he was even greater than that was he also the real william shakespeare francis bacon was born on january twenty second fifteen sixty one to sir nicholas and and bacon into a family that was well connected to the court of queen elizabeth the first sir nicholas was the keeper of the great seal this title meant he had custody of the actual device that made wax impressions on official government documents this grandsounding title carried with it real powers it made sir nicholas the chief legal officer of the government and primary advisor to the queen francis is mother was accomplished in her own right born and cook circa fifteen twenty eight her father anthony was a night and a one time tutor of the royal family he made sure that an and her sisters receive the best education available which was unusual for the time and was taught by the leading scholars of her day she had a perfect command of latin and greek and she was one of the greatest translators of the era centuries later oxford scholar and chronicles of narnia author cs lewis praised her as one of the best latin translators of all time lady ends duties also extended to the royal court where she served as a lady in waiting to queen elizabeth her son francis bacon was the youngest of eight children his first six brothers and sisters were from sir nicholas's previous marriage and had grown up by the time francis and his older brother anthony were born francis and anthony were raised in the family's country estate in hertfordshire where the two faced a rigorous education high born boys like these were raised to be well rounded statesman who would one day lead england preparation for this began in fifteen sixty five when the boys were around four years old private tutor schooled them at home which was especially important for francis who was often plagued with poor health and had to stay indoors a contemporary curriculum of the time shows a rigorous lesson plan for boys that would shock us today and yet it was just another day at school for upper class boys under the age of thirteen seven o'clock to seven.

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California rejects border duties for National Guard troops

News, Traffic and Weather

01:46 min | 3 years ago

California rejects border duties for National Guard troops

"Kcbs news time twelve twenty one well governor jerry brown has agreed to comply with president trump's request to send more national guard troops to the border is disagreement on what they should do there we get the story from cloudy prosecutor whether all news sister station knx in los angeles with some of the tasks federal officials want california national guard troops to perform at the border the acting deputy commissioner of customs and border protection says brown find some of the proposed work unsupportable governor brown was trying to strike a happy medium between cooperating the crime and drug front but not working with the trump administration on immigration jack me as a professor of politics at claremont mckenna college cliche is the details and i think we're seeing the devil today did he says he does think both sides will be able to reach a deal brown said last week in a letter to federal officials the california national guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws cloudy studio with our all news sister station canucks in los angeles according to their town councilman is expected to make a full recovery after a horrific bike crash just outside of fairfax this past weekend he cbs reporter holly kwon tells us this comes as he was developing plans for improved bike safety in marin county it was on the downhill part of sir francis drake leading into fairfax they councilman bob fosse was clipped by a previous trying to pass has broken ribs and a broken clavicle you know all the normal like injuries his wife pat says on the way to the hospital and never car ran into the ambulance injuring an attending medic inside but bob wasn't hurt any further he's expected to recover but it won't be easy he's not only a town councilman but chair the bike pedestrian advisory committee that's been looking into designing.

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Sen. John McCain recovering from surgery, in stable condition

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Sen. John McCain recovering from surgery, in stable condition

"Has a professor of politics at claremont mckenna college the alternative is to federalize the california national guard in which case the legal restrictions on what they do would be much tighter so in some respects the governor does have a bit of an advantage in this to go she says he does not think brown we'll give in on the issue of gratien enforcement claudia shooter reporting according to madeira councilman is recovering in the hospital after being involved in not one but two traffic collisions in just over an hour has kcbs is holly quantel us it's prompting a closer look at bike safety and marin county barbara vodka was on his usual saturday ride descending on sir francis drake coming into fairfax when he was clipped by a previous trying to pass he crashed breaking his ribs and collarbone smashing his bike helmet as he was being taken to marin general another car pulled into the roadway and crashed into the ambulance injuring an attending medic inside revise his wife passes it was too serious crashes in just over an hour another ambulance had to come and get to the hospital and miraculously he is expected to make full recovery she has no bleeding on the brain or any of the really serious things that can happen as chair of the bike pedestrian advisory committee revolves was coordinating a plan for what's called safe and separate bike ways and that's what i'd like to see up at whitehill other countries in europe have figured it out that you you need simply a small curb between the bicyclists and the cars and then if by is the car swerves over the drivers distracted or something they hit a curb instead of my husband holly liqun kcbs us senator john mccain's office says he's had intestinal surgery needed to stem an infection he's now in stable condition at a hospital in phoenix the longtime republican senator has been undergoing physical therapy related to brain cancer treatment at his family home in arizona since december mccain staff members say the surgery was related to a condition where the colon developed small bulges that can sometimes become infected while recovering he's had frequent visits from family friends and senate colleagues kcbs news time is eleven thirty five need.

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What happens if you miss the tax deadline?

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What happens if you miss the tax deadline?

"Sir francis drake on saturday cyclists fifty nine year old barbara facia who's also chair of the bike pedestrian advisory committee was clipped by a prius trying to pass he crashed breaking his ribs and collarbone smashing his bike helmet his wife pat has they loaded him onto an ambulance then really awful sort of lemony snickered series of unfortunate events he was in the ambulance on the way to marin general hospital when even though the ambulance headed sirens going and it's lights going somebody pulled out from an intersection right in front of the ambulance and there was another fairly major collision that resulted in injuries to two people in the ambulance review was strapped onto the gurney it didn't suffer any further injuries to accidents within an hour of each other seems insane i feel like somebody was trying to take my husband from me and i'm like no way you're not getting them he he's gonna be around for a nice long time paul on tea cbs to minor earthquakes shook farmland in the southern san joaquin valley and wilderness east of the silicon valley us geological survey website had thousands reports of people feeling the magnitude three point nine quake that hit at nine thirty nine this morning and was centered nine miles northeast of san jose geological survey says a magnitude three point eight temblor hit three minutes earlier twenty one miles south of bakersfield the epicenter is about two hundred miles apart fatal drug overdoses are increasing or fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations and new research suggests that people who received those transplants usually farewell as patients given organs from more traditional donors researchers from johns hopkins university say that transplant stemming from drug overdoses have jumped nearly twenty four fold since two thousand they also say relying on donations connected to fatal drug overdoses is not a workable solution to the organ shortage bs news.

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