Unfortunately, near the age of sixty, he was convicted by the High Court of
Parliament for accepting bribes and was charged with 23 accounts of corruption.
He was fined, imprisoned, and banished from public office and Parliament, but
was spared. Because of this, Bacon disgraced his political career and tainted his good name. Bacon would soon die before he could reclaim his good name and erase from the history books his political scandal.
Also, Bacon was a bit too ambitious and had an excessive hubris. Bacon had
claimed to be the Moses of modern science or the Columbus of the mind, but
many experts disagree believing that he was of little influence to modern science and that his claims were entirely inapt.