Roger Bacon an English thinker and experimenter, is recognized by many to be the father of modern scientific method. His view that mathematics was essential to a correct understanding of natural philosophy was considered to be 400 years ahead of its time.
The front door, dating between 1690 and was purchased from legendary antiques dealer Roger Bacon. The door has several opposing layers joined by rosehead nails in a diamond pattern, highly sought by collectors.
In England Roger Bacon described the use of a camera obscura for the safe observation of solar eclipses, exactly because the viewer looks at the projected image and not the sun itself.