In the royal household, Bacon was a figure of fun. He was deaf, very suburban and not at all grand. But he was the King's closest associate and spent three days a week with the king, sticking stamps in albums. He communted to Buckingham Palace from 1913 until the king's death in 1936 and then for a further two years utnil his own death in 1938.
It was very interesting to see his home. It is in a very nice street with lots of fine houses, but this certainly wasn't one of the grandest homes in the road. It is now split up into flats. I did manage to speak to someone who had lived in the buidling for 20 years, but he had never heard of Bacon and wasn't aware that any member of the royal household had lived there.
Anyway, here is the film I made. I hope you enjoy it.
see also - How Sir Edward Bacon secretly sold stamps from the Royal Collection