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Bacon in Debt: The Insolvency Judgments of Francis, Lord Verulam

Insolvency Law & Practice, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2006

13 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2009 Last revised: 24 Jan 2009

John Paul Tribe

University of Liverpool

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords: francis bacon, lord verulam, viscount st albans, lord chancellor, lord keeper, composition, seventeenth century, insolvency, debtor, creditor

JEL Classification: K00

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Tribe, John Paul, Bacon in Debt: The Insolvency Judgments of Francis, Lord Verulam (2006). Insolvency Law & Practice, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1329062

John Paul Tribe (Contact Author)

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Liverpool, L69 3BX
United Kingdom

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