The Most Powerful Artificial Intelligence Tool Is Queried: What knowledge did ‘Shake-speare’ possess? And what is the profile of the author?

The Most Powerful Artificial I...

Abstract Artificial Intelligence has remarkable abilities: instantly surveying billions of books/papers, writing and interpreting poems, creating complex artworks and calculating probabilities. Here we use two powerful AI tools to better comprehend humanity’s greatest author, ‘William Shakespeare’. Wh....
De Vere Annotated Books from Audley End

De Vere Annotated Books from A...

With thanks to Charles Beauclerk for his consultation on the Latin translations. In research made possible by a recent grant from The de Vere Society, three newly discovered books annotated by Edward de Vere are now yielding fresh insights into the creative dynamics of Shakespeare’s literary imagination for two of th....
The Author Behind The Allonym ‘Richard Lichfield’

The Author Behind The Allonym ...

In 1596, Thomas Nashe issued a pamphlet titled Have with you to Saffron-Walden or, Gabriell Harveys Hunt is up. It was Nashe’s last salvo in a pamphlet war with Gabriel Harvey dating from 1592. Nashe’s pamphlet begins with a mock dedication to ‘Don Ricardo Barbarossa de Caesario … for Trinitie College,’ indic....
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 […]....