Queen Elizabeth appears throughout SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS of 1609. Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford, employs a conventional form of romantic poetry to preserve for posterity a real-life story that is not at all romantic but political. 1,181 more words
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As an English teacher, I often have students create dramatic skits on given themes. And often when I read them students occasionally write in their classmates’ names instead of the fictional characters they made up. 624 more words
Publications dedicated to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford:
1/ 1564: Arthur Golding, Histories of Trogus Pompeius (translation)
2/ 1569: Thomas Underdowne, An AEthiopian History… 301 more words
"Oaths of thy love, thy truth, thy constancy" - Oxford to Elizabeth I (the Dark Lady) in Sonnet 152, Echoing His Own Early Sonnet to the Queen
Another way in which Elizabeth I can be seen in the Sonnets appears in number 152.
Sonnet 152 contains key words that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford had used in a much earlier sonnet to/about her. 1,008 more words
“On 28 April 1603, more than a month after her death, Elizabeth’s body was taken in procession to Westminster Abbey. It was an impressive occasion: the hearse was drawn by four horses hung with black velvet, and surmounted by a life-size wax effigy of the late Queen, dressed in her state robes and crown, an orb and scepter in its hands; over it was a canopy of estate supported by six earls.” – Alison Weir, … 662 more words
Thus was I sleeping by a brother’s hand
Of life, of crown, of Queen at once dispatched.
And so the General of hot desire… 731 more words