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
Date Written: 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.
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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