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"Proving His Beauty by Succession" - Queen Elizabeth in the Sonnets (Continued)...

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


Mark Rylance and Derek Jacobi Discuss "Reasonable Doubt" about the Stratford Man as "Shakespeare"

These two great actors are so enjoyable to watch and listen to!  They deserve our thanks and our respect…


Hard Evidence: How the case of Will Kemp proves Shakespeare's authorship

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


Dedications to Edward, Earl of Oxford -- Between 1564 and 1603

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


"Were't Ought to Me I Bore the Canopy" - the Funeral of Elizabeth I, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets

“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


"Sleeping by a Virgin Hand Disarmed" - Elizabeth the Virgin Queen, Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Thus was I sleeping by a brother’s hand

Of life, of crown, of Queen at once dispatched.

(Hamlet, 1.5.74-75)

And so the General of hot desire… 731 more words