Fun Facts Friday: Francis Bacon
Latest Posts / January 22, 2021

Francis Bacon (22 January, 1561 – 9 April, 1626*+), 1st Viscount St Alban, Kt PC QC, also known as Lord Verulam, best known for promotion of the scientific method, was an English philosopher and statesman serving during his lifetime as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England.

Fun Facts Friday: G.K. Chesterton
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / May 29, 2020

G.K. Chesterton (29 May, 1874 – 14 June, 1936) was an English writer, theologian, critic, and philosopher. Mr. Chesterton’s most famous creating is the priest-detective Father Brown. Books by G.K. Chesterton* He was born as Gilbert Keith Chesterton in Campden Hill, Kensington, an affluent district of London, England. Mr. Chesterton was educated at St. Paul’s, selective independent school for boys aged 13–18, but never attended college. Instead he went to art school, where he started to write criticism. Mr. Chesterton wrote about 80 books, over 2,000 poems, around 200 short stories, 4,000 essays and columns, as well as several plays. Despite his enormous portfolio, Mr. Chesterton considered himself first and foremost a journalist. In 1901 He married Frances Alice Blogg, a writer by her own right, who worked as his manager encouraging his writings, appointments, accounts and negotiations with publishers. Mr. Chesterton was a big guy, standing 6’4”, weighing around 290 lbs.  and embraced it with wit and cynicism. One story goes that he told his friend , Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, that “To look at you, anyone would think a famine had struck England”, Shaw appropriately replied that “To look at you, anyone would think you had caused…

Fun Facts: Sholem Asch
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / November 1, 2019

The drama 1906 God of Vengeance (Got fun nekome) takes place in a Jewish brothel and includes Jewish prostitutes, lesbians, and throwing of the Torah across the stage. The play was translated into about a dozen languages and was very controversial. It was hailed as artistic and beautiful but also as immoral and misrepresenting Jewish traditions.

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