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The Stratford Monument: A Monumental Fraud

Stratford Monument sketch and engraving

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

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

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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Who Was Spencer’s EK: Was He the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford?

by Nina Green First published in the 1998 edition of The Oxfordian Scholars have never satisfactorily identified the mysterious individual known only as E.K. who collaborated with Spenser on The Shepheardes Calender of 1579 and was the author of a ...

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Insights into automated Forms of Stylistic Analysis Which Attempt to Address Elizabethan Authorship Questions

Hotwiring the Bard into Cyberspace by W. Ron Hess There has long been controversy about who wrote what during the Elizabethan era because there was an extraordinary proclivity among Elizabethan authors to write anonymously or under pseudonyms, to collaborate, and ...

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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?

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”

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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SHAKESPEARE’S KNOWLEDGE OF LAW

Hamlet and the skull

Noted barrister and M.P. Sir George Greenwood claimed Shakespeare’s plays and poems “supply ample evidence that their author . . . had a very extensive and accurate knowledge of law.” This essay surveys arguments for and against supposing a legal education for Shakespeare.

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Searching for the Oxfordian “Smoking Gun” in Elizabethan Letters

 by Paul H. Altrocchi, M.D. I will find where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed within the center. Hamlet: Act II Scene 2 Oxfordian scholars should be commended for excellent research in the past twenty-five years—a very productive ...

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