Service Of Thanksgiving For Lord Burghley

Service Of Thanksgiving For Lo...

An invitation-only service of thanksgiving ‘to celebrate the birth and lasting memory of the Right Honourable William Cecil Lord Burghley KG, 1520–1598’ was attended by over 1,000 people at Westminster Abbey on 22 June 2022. The Royal Family was represented by HRH Princess Alexandra, while the senior representati....
Shakespeareana: Some Curiosa

Shakespeareana: Some Curiosa

Some time ago Judith Branz gave Christopher and Marjorie Dams an early twentieth-century sales catalogue for a collection of books, manuscripts, and pictures, all associated with Shakespeare. The account below picks up some of the gossipy titbits in the manuscript section, which covers documents mainly from the eightee....
Shakespeare: The Evidence by Ros Barber

Shakespeare: The Evidence by R...

A wonderful new E-BOOK !! www.leanpub.com/shakespeare The only book on the Shakespeare authorship question to catalogue, comprehensively, the evidence and arguments from both sides of the debate, point by point, in a clear, accessible format. Hyper-linked to digitised primary evidence sources. A neutral compendium for ....
A Brief Discourse of Rebellions & Rebels by George North (c. 1575)

A Brief Discourse of Rebellion...

By H. H. Patrick O’Brien, of Thaxted, Essex A Brief Discourse of Rebellions & Rebels exists in a manuscript written by George North in 1576, consisting of 114 pages (British Library MS 70520). It was tracked down recently by two researchers, Denis McCarthy and June Schlueter.1 Their study of A Brief Discourse....
The Play on the Eve of the Essex Rebellion

The Play on the Eve of the Ess...

It is generally agreed that a play was enacted on the day before the Essex Rebellion of 1601 to stir up the public and get them involved in support of the Earl of Essex. However, there has been some debate as to which play was performed. The contending plays are Richard II by William Shakespeare, […]....
In Memory of A Pathfinder: Charlton Ogburn Jr

In Memory of A Pathfinder: Cha...

The combination of the publication of Charlton Ogburn’s The Mysterious William Shakespeare in 1984 and the subsequent Frontline program The Shakespeare Mystery in 1989 were arguably turning points in a revival of interest in the Shakespeare authorship question in the late twentieth century. Taken together, the b....