For years, many people have wondered how Shakespeare (possibly illiterate and at best an average student) could write the plays attributed to him and without ever leaving England. (Many plays take place in Italy.) Unless, someone else wrote the plays! If so, who?
Cheryl Eagen-Donovon is the producer/director of a documentary film I watched on Amazon Prime. It’s called, “Nothing is Truer than Truth” and she examines in detail the life of Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford. Taking viewers on a lovely river tour of Italy to places the young earl visited, she proves how this man’s life and upbringing has many amazing parallels to Shakespeare and his plays, it can’t be coincidence. Here is a link to buy my ebook that helps explain things.
Her premise is that De Vere used Shakespeare as a pseudonym and a stand-in. Why? Most likely because DeVere was bisexual during a time when he might lose his life if anyone ever found out. I disagree with her on this point and have my own ideas, but I think she definitely has an argument she could make. If you are interested, here is a link: