Francis “Bacon was trying to re-unite the opposed ends of Christendom, rent apart by the theological controversies and animosities of zealots to whom toleration was intolerable…” Because of the fierce passions involved, there was an utmost need for secrecy. Hence, at every stage of initiation into deeper levels of his secret society, “new and appalling oaths were administered under circumstances designed to work upon the nerves as well as the consciences of candidates.” 
“But this secrecy was not to be interminable. The Rosicrucian Fraternity was ordained to exist for 100 years – that is, to about 1680.” (Recall from Part 4 of this series how Francis Bacon had left Cambridge at the age of 15 and that in the Fama Fraternitatis the Rosicrucians refer to their founder as being “but of the age of sixteen years when he came thither.” This would have been around 1577.) By 1680, roughly 100 years after Bacon founded the Rosicrucians, his “cabinet and presses full of MSS [Manuscripts] should have been, by the agency of the brotherhood, perused, revised, perchance translated, and finally published.” 
But things did not go according to the plan. What interfered? Manly P. Hall detected that “[f]or some reason not apparent to the uninitiated there has been a continued and consistent effort to prevent the unraveling of the Baconian skein. Whatever the power may be which continually blocks the efforts of investigators, it is as unremitting now as it was immediately following Bacon’s death, and those attempting to solve the enigma still feel the weight of its resentment.” 
…a continued and consistent effort to prevent the unraveling of the Baconian skein…
“The name of FRANCIS BACON has been studiously kept in the background, or until recently mentioned but with a slur. In histories where he should play an important part he remains behind the curtain.” 
Remaining behind the curtain at a “Masque” staged at Whitehall on February 20, 1613 was Francis Bacon, who produced the performance, The Masque of the Inner Temple and Grayes Inn… or The Marriage of the Thames and the Rhine. (Background: The Tragedy Of Bacon (Part 5)) This masque (or play) was to celebrate the alchemical wedding between Princess Elizabeth and the Elector Frederick V, destined to become the Winter Queen and King of Bohemia. Frederick was the Elector Palatine of the Duchy of Württemberg, the same region where dwelled the author of The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz (published 1616), Johann Valentin Andreae. Rosicrucian publications belong in part to movements surrounding the Elector Palatine and the Bohemian adventure. And that adventure was the outward expression of a religious movement fostered by secret influences promoting a solution of religious antagonisms along mystical lines suggested by Hermetic and Cabalist influences. 
——- Sources ——-
 “A Prospective Review” (April 1895). Baconiana (Vol. III). Edited by a sub-committee of The Bacon Society. London: Robert Banks & Son
 “Bacon, Shakspere, and the Rosicrucians”. From An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, by Manly P. Hall. Los Angeles: Philosophical Research Society, 1977.
 The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, by Frances A. Yates. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1996. Originally published 1972.