Shakespeare Foolery, 1623: The First Folio And The Countess Of Montgomery’s Disappearance

Shakespeare Foolery, 1623: The...

Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again Lear to Cordelia (King Lear I, I, i) It may seem premature, making too much of ‘nothing’, to conclude that a search for a vital being named Susan Vere (1587–1629), youngest daughter of the illustrious Edward de Vere 17th Earl of Oxford and Anne Cecil de Vere, daughter [&h....
Christian Hermetism and Shakespeare

Christian Hermetism and Shakespeare

Introduction by the Editor In April 2022, Robert Baxter recommended the DVS invite Jane Nelson to contribute a ‘John Dee article’ following her thesis on Shakespeare and Christian Hermetism. At that time the thesis was embargoed, and Robert wrote a ‘preview’ (pp. 35-44) based on the website of the publisher....
Veere On The Zeeland Island Of Walcheren

Veere On The Zeeland Island Of...

On the island of Walcheren in Zeeland, Veere was a mere harbour hamlet in the 13th century with direct access to the North Sea. It was founded by nobleman Wolfert I van Borselen in 1281 when he built a modest ferry house complete with a ferry, hence the name Veere (Eng.: ferry). After he built […]....