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The Shakespeare Code

I don’t think I’ll ever be accused of not having enough strange books in my library, but over the weekend, I picked up a battered copy of one of the most curious of them all: the first and only edition of… 869 more words


Once Upon a Time at the Royal Court of Elizabeth I ...

“Those who believe that literature has its inspiration in imagination without reference to contemporary incidents may not like to admit that Shakespeare made a practice of alluding to people and events of his time in burlesque, in satire, in allegory, in comedy, and in tragedy. 252 more words


"Double Meanings" ... "Hidden Truths" ... "Concealed Allusions" -- Politics-as-Usual in Elizabethan England

“Skill in discovering the hidden truth behind the façade of words and appearances became even more important when the trained rhetorician was himself a master of verbal deception and double meaning. 231 more words


William Cecil Lord Burghley, Queen Elizabeth and Edward de Vere Earl of Oxford -- Paving the way for "Shakespeare"

“ Cecil’s role in establishing the office of propaganda , and placing his son-in-law over it, has been sadly neglected by historians.”

So begins a lengthy footnote by Ruth Lloyd Miller in her volume entitled… 711 more words


Reviewed: "Such Fruits Out of Italy"

Here’s another must-have for your Oxfordian book collection.  From 1998-2011, Noemi Magri, Professor of English at the ITIS School in Mantua Italy, published a series of articles on Shakespeare’s knowledge of Italy in the British Oxfordian journal, the… 2,415 more words

Shakespeare Authorship

Queen Elizabeth was Likened to Venus at Court on January 1, 1584 -- in "Campaspe" -- Attributed to John Lyly, the Earl of Oxford's Secretary and Stage Manager

Venus and Adonis was published in 1593, marking the first appearance of “William Shakespeare,” and we might ask whether the upper-class readers, not to mention Queen Elizabeth’s nobles and courtiers, might have been tempted to view the goddess Venus as representing Her Majesty – or, perhaps more dangerously, whether Elizabeth might have viewed herself in this portrait of Venus by the heretofore unknown poet. 652 more words


"A Father to His Secret Bastard Son .. The Poet's Mistress Being Obviously the Boy's Mother" -- Charles Wisner Barrell, 1942

As readers of THE MONUMENT know, in my view there can be no doubt that the so-called Dark Lady of the Sonnets is Queen Elizabeth herself; and, in turn, that Edward de Vere Earl of Oxford is creating this “monument” of verse to preserve the truth that Henry Wriothesley Earl of Southampton was his son by the Queen and, therefore, deserved to succeed her on the throne as King Henry IX of England. 698 more words