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William Shakspere — The Irrelevant Life

William Shakspere — The Irrelevant Life

by Richard Malim of The De Vere Society. ‘Any man who believes that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote Hamlet or Lear is a fool.’ – John Bright (d. 1889), radical politician and orator Contents 1. Introduction: The Protestant Family 2. ...

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2012 Winning Essay by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros

2012 Winning Essay by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros

Bringing Truth to Light – Why it Matters Who Wrote William’s Words by Jacob Karlsson Lagerros According to the legend, Richard Burbage, the most famous actor of Shakespeare’s day, was once asked to visit a lady at home, dressed as ...

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The Stratford Monument: A Monumental Fraud

The Stratford Monument: A Monumental Fraud

by Richard Whalen First published in the 2005 issue of The Oxfordian Today’s Stratford monument is the defining image of William Shakspere of Stratford- on-Avon as the alleged author of Shakespeare’s poems and plays. In the church where he’s buried, ...

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The Case for Oxford Revisited

The Case for Oxford Revisited

by Ramon Jiménez In his recent biography of William Shakespeare, the critic Jonathan Bate writes: “Gathering what we can from his plays and poems: that is how we will write a biography that is true to him’ (xix). This statement ...

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Read the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt

Read the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt

The Shakespeare Authorship Coalition is dedicated to legitimizing the Shakespeare authorship question. The Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare is available on its website for signing and education. Signatories include actors Derek Jacobi, Michael York, Mark ...

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William Byrd’s “Battle” and the Earl of Oxford

William Byrd’s “Battle” and the Earl of Oxford

by Sally Mosher Originally published in the 1998 edition of The Oxfordian Among close to three hundred pieces contained in the most famous keyboard manuscript of the English Renaissance, now known as The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, is William Byrd’s “The ...

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Greene’s Groats-worth of Witte: Shakespeare’s Biography?

Greene’s Groats-worth of Witte: Shakespeare’s Biography?

by Frank Davis Originally published in the 2009 issue of The Oxfordian Few tracts from Shakespeare’s time have generated more study, comment and controversy than Greenes Groats-worth of Witte, Bought with a Million of Repentance, Describing the follie of youth, ...

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Shakespeare, Oxford, and “A Pedlar”

Shakespeare, Oxford, and “A Pedlar”

by James Fitzgerald You can always get a little more literature if you are willing to go a little closer into what has been left unsaid as unspeakable, just as you can always get a little more melon by going ...

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