ROGER BACON (c. 1220 - 11 Jun English scholar who was one of the first to propose mathematics and experimentation as appropriate methods of science. He even speculated about flying machines and mechanically propelled carriages.
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.
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.