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Delahoyde: New Evidence of Oxford in Italy

Oxford's signature in Italian and Latin to the Venetian Council of Ten

Oxford’s signature in Italian and Latin to the Venetian Council of Ten

The video of Professor Michael Delahoyde’s presentation on his discoveries in the archives of Venice is now available on the SOF YouTube Channel. Michael Delahoyde and his colleague, Coleen Moriarty, explored the archives in the northern Italian cities of Venice and Mantua in the summer of 2015, aided by a grant from the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship’s Research Grant Program. In Venice, they discovered documents concerning Oxford’s request of the Venetian “Council of Ten” to view chambers of arms and places of sanctuary that were not accessible to the general public. These include a document in Oxford’s own hand (see picture, right). In this 20-minute video, Professor Delahoyde is his usual charming self in describing the joys of Italy and the adventure of hunting for needles in haystacks in Italian archives.

Professor Delahoyde will also have a detailed article on his Italian journey in the upcoming Winter 2016 Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter.

If you would like to see this kind of work continue, please make a donation to the SOF Research Grant Fund.

Additional videos from SOF conferences are available on our conference videos page.

[posted February 10, 2016]
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