Hang Shakespeare by Robert Boog
The two most eminent Shakespeare scholars in all of England are Sir Stanley Wells and Dr. Rev Paul Edmondson. They claim that only one person wrote the works of William Shakespeare and he once lived in Stratford-upon-Avon. His name is William Shakespeare and no one should EVER doubt that he was the "true" author.
But Shakespeare lived in a record-keeping society. His will, written over 450 years ago survived, and so did records of his marriage, lawsuits, his parent's history, and the property they bought. There are two applications for his father's coat of arms. But for a man who wrote over ONE MILLION WORDS, scholars have found nothing written in his own hand. No letters to his wife when his son died. Zero letters to his mother when his father died. How many letters to or from his friends have ever been found? Nada.
Wells and Edmondson claim, "There is overwhelming evidence that most of the works collected as Shakespeare's were written by a man called William Shakespeare, who was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, moved to London to make his fortunes as an actor, and became a celebrated playwright."
However, I have noticed some small details that may prove otherwise, and I don’t think they should be completely dismissed. But I understand how you feel. I am not a Shakespeare expert and you have been taught to believe that Shakespeare and only Shakespeare was the true author. So, I probably will never convince you otherwise but maybe just for fun, you could read my free sample below. There is NO email address required. Just click it and download. Read it. Then if you are interested in reading any further, go for it. My book does not cost a lot of money and it's available on Audible too. If the free sample has not convinced you, then don't buy it. My free sample is about Shakespeare and madness and how madness shows us the identity of the "real" author.
Here is where I am coming from. People equate those of us who doubt the authorship of Shakespeare with folks who believe in a flat earth.
I am simply hoping you will read my free sample and say to yourself, "I guess I cannot outright dismiss the possibility of your claim." Or just "maybe there is something more to this."
Edmondson and Wells claim "some people are snobs; they don't want to admit that a nobody (middle class) could be the world's best writer of all time. His identity is very clear to everyone but conspiracy theorists. There is lots of evidence that the actor, William Shakespeare from Stratford Upon Avon, wrote the plays attributed to him. There is not a shred of evidence that anyone else wrote the plays under a pen name."
During the mid-1990's, two Supreme Court justices Paul Stevens and Anthony Sirolo took up the authorship issue. Guess what? These judges did NOT agree with Wells and Edmondson. They came to the conclusion that Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford was the *real* author. Why?
Because, instead of an "abundance" of evidence for Shakespeare, the two justices found there was a LACK of evidence. Fortunately, these days, if you have a computer or iPhone you too can examine the evidence, and see for yourself.
The question for you is this: Was William Shakespeare the man from Stratford the "real" author or does Edward de Vere make more sense?
I do not claim to be a Shakespeare expert. I did attend UCLA on a merit scholarship so I am not a complete dummy. Here is how it all started.
On January 27, 2020 after an "interesting" family dinner, I decided to revisit the First Folio and revisit Ben Jonson's "To the Reader" sonnet to see if I could find any clues there.
In just a few minutes' time, I saw the name "de Vere". Do you see it in the "To the Reader" poem below too?
This is the First Page of the Folio with an introductory sonnet by Ben Jonson. I like to solve Sudoku puzzles and sometimes I write songs. Now, I can't claim they're GOOD songs but you can check them out on YouTube or Spotify. Here is a better view of the poem.
Okay. See the line, "O, could he but have drawne his wit"? The word "drawne" drew my attention. I thought the Renaissance word "drawde" might have fit better. At least, that's what I had thought.
Then I realized, something. Wait, "drawde" is Edward spelled backward and I noticed something else: if you read the letters down from drawne, almost straight down. They spell another name: de Vere. Do you see it?
D-E-V-E-R-E, right? Sorry, guess I'm a little sloppy.
Stratfordians may argue "that's not fair! He's cheating!" Why? Because I'm using half of the letter "W" as the "V" in DeVere's name. But don't blame me for the inconsistent typesetting. Typesetters often used two "V"s to create one "W" and sometimes a "V" is used as a "U".
Next, if we look down from the top left, you can see the three capital letters spell out TWO. Just below that is a capital "H" and if you follow the capital letters upward to the right in a diagonal direction, you will see they form the word "Hang" followed by the word Shakespeare. "Hang Shakespeare" but not DeVere. Looke in his Booke. Why?
Could it be that Ben Jonson, who personally knew both men, has left us a secret message? After all, back in those days, thiefs were hung!
Ben Jonson, the author of the Folio's title poem personally knew both men. According to my know-it-all friend, Mr. Google, Stratford died in 1616 and the First Folio came out in 1623. So, if Stratford is already dead, why is Jonson imploring us to "hang" him? It's a true life mystery!
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So, if you are at all interested in reading the rest of this 125-page e-book, please CLICK HERE. I am not a fan of snobbery but there are certain facts that point to one man over another. Here on this website is where you can download a .pdf version of the book. You can also find it here on Amazon both as a paperback and for a Kindle reader.
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