The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship has launched its own YouTube channel at SOF YouTube.
The first SOF video is Bonner Miller Cutting’s “Early Modern Wardship and its Impact on Edward DeVere,” presented at the 2014 SOF conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
Cutting described her presentation in this conference abstract:
The wardship system that existed in Tudor England has been described as a “squalid system of cold-blooded profiteering off the misfortunes of others.” It is well known among Oxfordians that Edward de Vere became a ward of William Cecil at the death of his father in 1562. Did de Vere’s nine years as Cecil’s ward impact his life favorably or unfavorably? What can be learned from the circumstances of de Vere’s early years as a ward that enabled and/or motivated him to write?
The YouTube channel was created by SOF webmaster Jennifer Newton, who prepared the Cutting video for posting. The organization plans to post more material from the Madison conference as it becomes available.
SOF president Tom Regnier said the organization has made arrangements to record the proceedings of this year’s conference in Ashland, Oregon, and intends to make good use of the outreach opportunities provided by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship channel.
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