Bacon in Debt: The Insolvency Judgments of Francis, Lord Verulam
John Paul Tribe
Kingston Law School
Insolvency Law & Practice, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2006
Summarises insolvency cases heard before Sir Francis Bacon in the Court of Chancery between 1617 and 1621. Presents a biography of Francis Bacon. Considers the background to insolvency relief and the factors that partly influenced judicial thinking behind the cases.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: francis bacon, lord verulam, viscount st albans, lord chancellor, lord keeper, composition, seventeenth century, insolvency, debtor, creditor
JEL Classification: K00Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 19, 2009 ; Last revised: January 24, 2009
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