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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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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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Mathematical Models of Stratfordian Persistence

by Dr. Charles Berney The year 1593 saw the publication of the first work attributed to “William Shake-speare, ” the narrative poem Venus and Adonis. Subsequent years saw other publications with this attribution: another poem, a number of plays, a ...

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Authorship Clues in Henry VI, Part 3

Authorship Clues in Henry VI, Part 3

by Eric Lewin Altschuler and William Jansen Some years ago, in an article in Notes & Queries, Philippa Sheppard noted strong similarities between the speech of Prince Edward in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 3 (5.4. 44-49) and the famed “St. ...

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De Vere’s Lucrece and Romano’s Sala di Troia

De Vere’s Lucrece and Romano’s Sala di Troia

by Michael Delahoyde To this well-painted piece is Lucrece come, To find a face where all distress is stell’d. Many she sees where cares have carvéd some, But none where all distress and dolour dwell’d Till she despairing Hecuba beheld ...

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