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articles and papers by members of the de vere society showing the range of our research

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Listed in alphabetical order by author surname. Date of DVS Newsletter issue (if applicable) is in brackets

Charles Bird

New evidence for de Vere from Tilbury Church (April 2016)

Julia Cleave​

Seeing Double: Early Doubters of Shakespeare’s Identity (May 2014)

Jan Cole

Oxford’s friend, Arthur Throckmorton: a personal link with William Shakspere of Stratford (April 2015)

Jan Cole

Letter to the Editor. Relating to the article on Bridget de Vere in the January 2021 DVS Newsletter - see below (April 2021)

Jan Cole

Bridget de Vere's Second Marriage to Sir Hugh Pollard (c.1603-1666) and its Connections (January 2021)

Jan Cole

Author of Hamlet’s books? Petrarch’s De Remediis Utriusque Fortunae, by Thomas Twyne (April 2019)

Jan Cole

Was Queen Elizabeth’s 1571 gift to Oxford given to the Earl of Southampton? (April 2019)

Jan Cole

People and Plays at Oxford University, September 1566 (October 2016)

Jan Cole

Coming of Age: Five Milestones in the Life of Edward de Vere, 1571-72 (July 2016)

Jan Cole

Oxford and Jonson in Stoke Newington (April 2016)

Jan Cole

Oxford’s 1580 purchase of land and property ‘east of Aldgate’ (January 2016)

Jan Cole

Oxford’s Land Sales, Castle Hedingham and the Sheepcote in As You Like It (October 2015)

Jan Cole

‘The Scene Vienna’: some Hapsburg elements in Measure for Measure

Jan Cole

Life at Cecil House: the architectural plan of c.1565 and what it tells us (DVS talk, May 2013)

Jan Cole

Edward de Vere in France: the French connection, and the Greek (November 2011)

Jan Cole

Was Oxford Chapman's patron? (July 2011)

Jeremy Crick and Dorna Bewley

The ‘Ashbourne’ Portrait of ‘Shakespeare’ (Summer 2007)
New research on the painting’s provenance strengthens the case that it is the lost portrait of
Edward de Vere by Cornelius Ketel.

Jeremy Crick

Elizabeth and ffrancis Trentham of Rocester Abbey – Part 1 (November 2006)
First part of a trilogy of essays on Elizabeth Trentham.

Jeremy Crick

Elizabeth and ffrancis Trentham of Rocester Abbey – Part 2 (February 2007)
Part Two of the family history of Edward de vere, Earl of Oxford’s second wife and the strategic
importance of the Trentham archive in the search for Oxford’s literary fragments.

Jeremy Crick

Elizabeth and ffrancis Trentham of Rocester Abbey – Part 3 (2007)
Part Three of the family history of Edward de vere, Earl of Oxford’s second wife and the strategic
importance of the Trentham archive in the search for Oxford’s literary fragments.

Jeremy Crick

Trentham Family Tree
Published to accompany the articles ‘Elizabeth and ffrancis Trentham of Rocester Abbey’
(November 2006)

Robert Detobel

Captain Tucca, Captain Hannam, and Falstaff (March 2008; DVS June 2008 newsletter)

Robert Detobel

An Accident of Note: Part 2. (Continued from June 2008 newsletter)
Why did George Chapman Bear Witness to Oxford in The Revenge of Bussy d’Ambois? Answering this question, Robert Detobel argues for a Stoic dimension to Hamlet.

Robert Detobel

Shakespeare and the Concealed Poet (ed. Jan Scheffer)
Issue 8 of Neues Shake-speare Journal

George Dillon

Swordplay (October 2008)

Michael Dudley

Becoming an Oxfordian: The Phenomenology of Shifting Research Paradigms in Shakespearean
Biography (July 2018)

James Alan Egan

Shakespeare and John Dee wrote The Tempest (July 2017)

Geoffrey Eyre

Our Enduring Authorship Mystery Still Awaiting Academic Breakthrough (July 2019)

Geoffrey Eyre

The Parallel Lives of Shakespeare and Beethoven: A Shakespeare Authorship Study (July 2017)

Jonathan Foss

ChatGPT concluded that Edward de Vere was 98% likely to be the author ‘Shakespeare’ before it changed it mind having ‘expressed concern’ and ‘crossed a line’. (April 23)

Michael le Gassick

Report of research carried out by Michael le Gassick before his death that year ‘Newly set foorth, ouerseene and corrected, By VV.S.’ (January 2016)

Kevin Gilvary

‘Shakespeare’ Identified in Edward de Vere the Seventeeth Earl of Oxford (by J. Thomas Looney, 1920) This article forms the centrepiece of an issue of the DVS newsletter dedicated to the centenary of the book published by J. Thomas Looney in 1920. (July 2020)

Kevin Gilvary

A Storm Called AEmelia
Was AEmilia Bassano the Dark Lady or even the Hidden Author? (January 2020)

Kevin Gilvary

Towards Oxfordian Chronology of Shakespeare’s Plays (January 2019)

Kevin Gilvary

Did Shakespeare know Jonson? (January 2016)

Kevin Gilvary

A Brief Case for Oxford and FAQs (October 2015)
A Brief Case for Oxford: J. T. Looney, Shakespeare Identified (1920); Short Life of Edward de Vere
(1550-1604): Oxford as the author of Hamlet; Oxford as the author of Twelfth Night; Oxford as the
author of King Lear; FAQs.

Kevin Gilvary

Shakespeare’s Works & The Earl of Oxford (2007)

Kevin Gilvary

Language Features and Chronology
Can Style help establish the Chronology of Shakespeare’s works?
This paper was given at the AGM held at Birkbeck College, London, May 2003.

Kevin Gilvary

Shakespeare and Italian Comedy
Reprinted from Great Oxford I (Ed. Richard Malim), Chapter 14, pp.107-125.

Kevin Gilvary

‘The Empire’ Strikes Back
Reprinted from Great Oxford I (Ed. Richard Malim), Chapter 39, pp.337-357.

Kevin Gilvary

Edward de Vere: This is Your Life
The text of an address given at the Chartered Insurance Institute, London, which hosted the
Summer (June) 2004 DVS meeting, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the Earl of Oxford.

Kevin Gilvary

Writ in Choice Italian: Shakespeare and Italian Literature
Talk at the SAT conference, 24 November 2013.

Kevin Gilvary

‘The Tempest’ & Three Scenari
Three pastoral scenari from the commedia dell’arte which seem to have influenced
Shakespeare’s The Tempest (November 2013).

Kevin Gilvary

What Malone really said about Shakespeare (November 2012)

Kevin Gilvary

The Tempest as an Italian Pastoral Comedy
A talk given at the Shakespeare in Italy Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, June 2007.

GQ

Who Really Won the Tennis Court Quarrel? (October 2014)

Gary Goldstein

Shakespeare’s Little Hebrew (February 2010)
At Richard Malim’s request, we are grateful to Gary for permission to reprint this article, first
published in The Elizabethan Review.

Gary Goldstein

Shakespeare’s Native Tongue (November 2009)
Richard Malim requested that this be reprinted in the DVS newsletter for this reason: Stratfordians
perennially evoke the use of Warwickshire dialiect in Shakespeare’s writings as proof that he was a
native of that region. Gary Goldstein’s refutation of their argument is therefore also worthy of
perennial perusal. We are grateful to Gary for permission to reprint it here.

Charles Graves

This article suggests that Susan de Vere would have known that her father was related to Shaksper through the Trussel family and that the bi-sexuality and satire of his plays would have been unacceptable to the regime led by Robert Cecil.

Charles Graves

Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Euphuistic Story by Edward de Vere (January 2022)

Charles Graves

The author of 39 essays on Edward de Vere and William Shakespeare. Full list of essays in print and on Dr. Graves' website available to download here.

Charles Graves

Euphuistic Elements in Edward de Vere’s Tragedies (July 2021)

Charles Graves

Edward de Vere, Euphuism and Bi-sexuality (April 2020)

Charles Graves

The Author of The Wisdom of Dr. Doddypol (July 2017). Parallels with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his own life suggest that Edward de Vere was the true author.

Charles Graves

‘Signatures’ of Edward de Vere in Anonymous Plays (October 2016)

Ian Haste

The Play on the Eve of the Essex Rebellion (April 2022)
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 supporting the Earl of Essex. However, there has been some debate as to which play was performed.

Ian Haste

Vere’s Rings in The Merchant of Venice with commentary by Charles Graves (October 2021)

W. Ron Hess (assisted by Jan Scheffer, A. Colin Wright and Concetta Thibideaux)

A Wedding Joust in Trebizond: Commedia Erudita and Sinister Politics in 1575
First published in the SOF newsletter, Summer 2018.

W. Ron Hess

Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Half of them Dated (Part II, January 2017)

W. Ron Hess

Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Half of them Dated (Part I, October 2016)

Amanda Hinds

Tribute to Tom Bethell
Published in DVS Newsletter April 2021

Amanda Hinds

How I became an Oxfordian
Published on the SOF website, February 2016

Amanda Hinds and Alexander Waugh

Who was ‘Our English Terence Will: Shake-speare’?
Could it have been William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby? (July 2019)

Stephanie Hopkins Hughes

Who was Sir Thomas Smith?
Sir Thomas Smith acted as a tutor and surrogate father to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford in his early years, and this article explores how his influence is reflected in the works ascribed to William Shakespeare. (April 2021)

Elizabeth Imlay

Drawings by Edward de Vere? Possibly - a Cambridge discovery
(November 2011)

Elizabeth Imlay

The Tragic Story of King’s Place
The home of Edward de Vere from 1597 until his death in 1604 (February 2009)

Elizabeth Imlay

Edward de Vere and the Music of the Renaissance
(July 2006)

IQC

£1,000 and the Beginning of England’s National Theatre (October 2016)

Heidi Jannsch

John Davies of Hereford identifies W.S. as Oxford in 'Microcosmos' (October 2020)

Heidi Jannsch

One Pretty Secret: Gervase Markham Reveals Shakespeare’s Identity (January 2017)

Heidi Jannsch

Sogliardo & Co.
Members of the Stratford Corporation in Ben Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humour.

Philip Johnson

The Best is Silence (January 2004)
What happens when Stratfordians come across evidence that militates against the man from
Stratford? Philip Johnson, who gave this paper at the London meeting of the DVS in May 2003,
shows how biographers simply omit unpleasant details.

Eddi Jolly

John Casson, the source for Hamlet, and The Guardian (April 2019)

Eddi Jolly

Shakespeare’s Knowledge of French (October 2018)

Eddi Jolly

Voyages de Shakespeare en France et en Italie (June 2003)
An overlooked masterpiece: A consideration of George Lambin’s book published in 1962.
This paper was given at the AGM held at Birkbeck College, London, May 2003. Should any readers of this article wish to read an English translation of George Lambin’s book, they may wish to research Oxfordian scholar Ron Hess who published a critiqued translation in an appendix to his book, The Dark Side of Shakespeare, Vol. I (ISBN 0-595-24777-6), available on Amazon.

Eddi Jolly

‘My mistress’ eyes ...’: A consideration of Sonnet CXXX (June 2003)
This paper was given at the AGM held at Birkbeck College, London (May 2003).

Rosemary Loughlin

Brian Friel: Was one of Ireland's best-known playwrights a secret Oxfordian? (July 2021)

Dr Noemi Magri

Shakespeare and the Ships of the Venetian Republic – A Veronesa: an exact reference
in Othello (March 2011)

Dr Noemi Magri

Othello’s House on the Sagittary: Shakespeare’s familiarity with the streets of Venice (February 2010)

Dr Noemi Magri

The Italian Legal System in The Merchant of Venice – the Single Bond: how the play demonstrates
the author’s intimate knowledge of Venetian Law (February 2009)

Dr Noemi Magri

Hamlet’s ‘The Murder of Gonzago’ in contemporary documents (June 2009)

Dr Noemi Magri

Edward de Vere did not Build Himself a House in Venice. The interpretation of a document
of the Doge’s Secretarial Office (June 2008).

Dr Noemi Magri

Oxford, Shakespeare and Bohemia

Dr Noemi Magri

Shakespeare’s Knowledge of Illyrian Rulers. Duke Orsino: Historical Truth in Twelfth Night
(March 2008)

Dr Noemi Magri

‘Shakespeare’s Illyria and Bohemia: Oxford’s Journey in the Adriatic’ in the June 2007 Newsletter.
The importance of personal experience in the writing of Twelfth Night and The Winter's Tale.
Notes from this article are provided separately below.

Dr Noemi Magri

Notes for the article ‘Shakespeare’s Illyria and Bohemia’ in the June 2007 Newsletter.
Noemi Magri's article in the June newsletter was shorn of its notes for both technical and space reasons.
They are now reproduced from the October 2007 newsletter.

Dr Noemi Magri

Orazio v. Nelson (April 2006)

Dr Noemi Magri

Puntarvolo or Puntaruolo? Noemi Magri explains a matter of the Italian Vocabulary (April 2006)

Dr Noemi Magri

Shakespeare and Italian Renaissance Painting:
The three wanton pictures in The Taming of the Shrew. Dott. Noemi Magri of Mantua gave the following paper to The de Vere Society meeting (May 2005)

Dr Noemi Magri

The Three Systers of Mantua – A Known History and an Unknown Play (December 2005)

Dr Noemi Magri

Oxford and the Greek Church in Venice (September 2003)
In a short letter, Dr Noemi Magri examines one claim in Monstrous Adversary, Alan Nelson’s book.

Dr Noemi Magri

Places in Shakespeare: Belmont and thereabouts (June 2003)
The purpose of the present paper is to show that Belmont is a real place, though differently called
in Italian: its identification has been made possible by the precise geographical information and a
specific historical reference given in the play: it is not geography of the imagination, and the
historical allusion refers to a contemporary event: it is not Shakespeare’s creation. This essay has
also been published in Great Oxford I - Essays on the Life and Work of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl
of Oxford (1550-1604)
. General editor: Richard Malim and published by The de Vere Society.

Richard Malim

More and More – April 2023
That Sir Thomas More could not have been written by ‘anyone other than Edward de Vere’ reflects the sympathy and influence of More on the plays attributed to Shakespeare.

Richard Malim

Jonson: Oxford’s Chief Admirer (April 2021)

Richard Malim

Shakespeare’s Bastard (October 2019)

Richard Malim

Shakespeare: Seventeenth Century Biographical References to Shakespeare as Author (January 2019)

Richard Malim

Oxford the Comedian (October 2018)

Richard Malim

Lawyers and the Shakespeare Authorship Question (April 2018)

Richard Malim

Southwell and Oxford (January 2017)

Richard Malim

A Yorkshire Tragedy (July 2016)

Richard Malim

A ‘New’ Oxford Poem: Verses Upon the Stanley Tomb at Tong in Shropshire (April 2016)
Epitaph to Sir Thomas Stanley (d.1576)

Richard Malim

No Mistakes in ‘Shakespeare’, a return to Bohemia (June 2008)

Richard Malim

Oxford the Actor (January 2004)
Responsible critics such as Professors Bate and Wells have sought to dismiss the authorship claims
of Oxford by suggesting that he had no ‘hands-on’ connection with the stage. Indeed, Professor Bate
seems to suggest that this element provides incontrovertible evidence of the authorship of William
Shakspere of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Richard Malim

Shakspere: The Irrelevant Life (DVS, undated)
In a study of Shakespeare, William Shakspere of Stratford-upon-Avon 1564-1616 should barely merit
a five-line footnote. However, because literary ‘orthodoxy’ persists in giving him pride of a somewhat
reduced place (compared to that properly due to Oxford/Shakespeare) in the history of English and
universal literature, Malim reviews his rôle in rather more detail.

Richard Malim

Shakespeare’s Melancholics (April 2004)
Richard Malim considers the neglected work of a professional psychiatrist.

Richard C. W. Malim

Did Oxford know Ronsard? (June 2003)

Peter Moore

The Stella Cover-up (February 2010)
‘I am delighted to have obtained permission from Gary Goldstein to reproduce one of Peter Moore’s
shorter articles here in the Newsletter. I hope it will whet readers’ appetites for [his] book’ (DVS Ed.):
The Lame Storyteller, Poor and Despised: Studies in Shakespeare
(reviewed by R. Malim in the same issue).

Jane Nelson

Christian Hermetism and Shakespeare (October 2022)
Shakespeare is revealed as a Christian Hermetist. See also, Shakespeare and Religio Mentis Christian Hermetism and Shakespeare on https://deveresociety.co.uk/library/dvs-reviews/

James Norwood

In Memory of a Pathfinder: Charlton Ogburn, Jr. (April 2022)
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.

H. H. Patrick O’Brien

George North
A Brief Discourse of Rebellions & Rebels (c.1575)

A manuscript written by George North in 1576, uncovered in the British Library, with possible
‘linguistic and thematic correspondences’ between the North manuscript and Shakespeare’s plays.

Daphne O’Shea

Edward de Vere’s Amanuensis:
The artifacts of Abraham Fleming and the Lost Play of Edward de Vere (January 2018)

Donald Ostrowski

Review of Dating Shakespeare’s Plays in Brief Chronicles Vol. III (2011)

Marion Peel

John Shakspere’s Finances (October 2013)
Considerably more is known from the public records about John Shakspere than about his son William.
DVS member Marion Peel, who lives in nearby Worcester, has been finding out more so as to explore
the possible influence of the father’s financial dealings on the son’s business career in the theatre.

Tony Pointon

The Case against William of Stratford (October 2015)
There are many reasons to doubt that a man from Stratford wrote the works of Shakespeare.
Here are twenty such arguments, prepared by Tony Pointon. Further details can be found in
Professor A. J. Pointon’s book The Man Who Was Never Shakespeare (Parapress, 2011).
Also see review below (Reviews, 2011) by Alexander Waugh in the Wall Street Journal.

The Rt. Hon. J. Enoch Powell

Francis Meres and the Authorship Question (April 1988)
Report of a presentation to The de Vere Society in February 1988. See also Alexander Waugh’s YouTube video Francis Meres Knew in which he acknowledges Enoch Powell as the first of several scholars and Oxfordians involved in deciphering Mere’s Palladis Tamia (listed under Media/YouTube). Powell refers to his presentation to the DVS in The Shakespeare Mystery (listed under Media/Film & Videos).

Robert Prechter

Evidence from W. Westerman, one of Prechter’s ‘Oxford’s Voices’, confirms that Edward de Vere is depicted on John Gerarde’s The Herball (July 23)

Robert Prechter

The Author Behind the Allonym ‘Richard Lichfield'
The satirist Joseph Hall is identified as the author of The Trimming, wrongly attributed to a barber/surgeon Richard Lichfield. (January 23)

Alan Robinson

The Real William Shaksper (January 2004)
The facts known about Shaksper’s life are sparse but very little analysis has been done even of these.
Many deductions and inferences can be made with a fair chance of arriving close to the truth.
This paper was given at the Henley meeting of the DVS in Autumn 2003. A fully referenced version is published in Great Oxford: Essays on the Life and Work of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, 1550-1604 (Chapter 26, pp.237-243).

Joan V. Robinson

Shakespeare and Mr. Looney (March 2008)
From The Cambridge Review, 54, 12 May 1933, pp.389-90.

Jan Scheffer

Veere on the Zeeland Island of Walcheren (October 2022)
The Scotsman who recognised Edward de Vere when he was captured by pirates in 1575 might have been living in Veere.

Jan Scheffer

A Tirade about a Joust in Trebizond: How was Edward De Vere Involved In this Example of Commedia Erudita In 1575? (April 2020)
Provides insight into what Oxford and his friends were up to in Italy.

Jan Scheffer

Oxford’s Capture by Pirates (October 2015)
The author writes from Holland, about his country’s link with Oxford.

David Shakespeare

Edward de Vere? The Pandolfini Portrait (August 2021)
This is the story of a painting which was sold in Florence in April 2015 entitled Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. A journey to try and trace its history, starting with the labels on the back.

David Shakespeare

Venus and Adonis (July 2021)
A PDF of David’s forensic look at the first two pages of the first edition of Venus and Adonis, looking for clues of the man behind the pen name: Edward de Vere. It takes us into the realms of the history of printing, emblems, Greek and Roman mythology and mysticism. See his video on the DVS Youtube channel under MEDIA in the menu bar.

David Shakespeare

A second Pregnancy Portrait (June 2021)
A PDF of a new chapter in the story of the Pregnancy Portrait. Recently David discovered an image of another version. This is the story of what he was able to find out from it. An interesting tale which sheds further light on the original painting and the lives of the Rothschild family.

David Shakespeare

Is this the face of Shakespeare? (May 2021)
A PDF of David's examination of the 'Harleian Miniature' portrait at Welbeck Abbey, inscribed 'Shakespeare' on the reverse, held in the same collection as the authenticated 'Welbeck' portrait of Edward de Vere.

David Shakespeare

Was Henry Wriothesely the son of Elizabeth I? - Part 2 (Dec 2020)
A PDF of Part 2 of David's examination of the case for Elizabeth I bearing a child, based on the 'pregnancy portrait' at Hampton Court.

David Shakespeare

Was Henry Wriothesely the son of Elizabeth I? - Part 1 (Nov 2020)
A PDF of Part 1 of David's examination of the case for Elizabeth I bearing a child, based on the 'pregnancy portrait' at Hampton Court.

David Shakespeare

Elizabeth I and Nonsuch Palace - Part 2 (Oct 2020)
A PDF to continue with Part 2 of David's exploration of Elizabeth's relationship with Nonsuch Palace, in particular its gardens and the Grove of Diana.

David Shakespeare

Elizabeth I and Nonsuch Palace - Part 1 (Sep 2020)
A PDF of Part 1 of David's exploration of Elizabeth's relationship with Nonsuch Palace.

Roger Stritmatter

De Vere Annotated Books from Audley End– Jan 2023
First editions at Audley End show convincing evidence of Edward de Vere’s handwritten marginal annotations relating to the Roman and other plays. This article was also published in the SOF Newsletter.

Patrick M. Tilton

Athena’s ‘OX’ (January 2020)
Brush up your Greek: a Homeric hymn resonates with Shakespeare.

Alexander Waugh

Service of Thanksgiving for Lord Burghley (July 2022)
An invitation-only service for Lord Burghley whose spirit will ‘be kept alive in his son-in-law’s immortal creation of Polonius’.

Alexander Waugh

1591 - A watershed year for Oxford and the English Theatre (July 2021)

Alexander Waugh

That ‘Famous Persecutor of Priscian’: Oxford, Shakespeare and the Repurification of English (April 2020)
Oxford is shown to be a powerful advocate of Plain English.

Alexander Waugh

Oxford as ‘Shakespeare’ (April 2018)
This article is reproduced from a new scholarly book, My Shakespeare, edited by William Leahy and published by EER. The anthology also prints new pieces arguing for Marlowe (Ros Barber), for Mary Sidney (Robin Williams), for Francis Bacon (Barry Clarke), for Stratford-Shaksper (Alan Nelson), for Henry Neville (Rubinstein, Casson & Ewald), as well as thoughtful contributions from William Leahy (an amalgamated Shakespeare) and Diana Price (Stratford-Shakspere as broker).

Alexander Waugh

Praise for Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (January 2018)
Modern Stratfordian orthodoxy attempts to undermine the case for Oxford as Shakespeare by
insisting that he was a dishonourable man, a poor scholar and a feeble poet. The following selection
of allusions to him amply demonstrates that before he was recommended as the most likely author
of the Shakespearean canon in 1920, literary historians and many of his contemporaries thought otherwise.

Alexander Waugh

Hidden Truths: Part II (October 2017)
Alexander Waugh explains where Edward de Vere is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Alexander Waugh

Hidden Truths in Written and Pictorial Notes: Part I (April 2017)

Alexander Waugh

Shakespeare’s Pole: Oxford, Burghley, Coryat and Polonius (October 2016)

Alexander Waugh

Shakespeare’s Missing Connections (July 2016)

Alexander Waugh

Thy Stratford Moniment
‘Thy Stratford Moniment’ – Revisited (October 2014). Holistic interpretation by Alexander Waugh
from a talk given at the DVS meeting in September 2014.

Alexander Waugh

John Weever – Another Anti-Stratfordian (May 2014)

Alexander Waugh

A Secret Revealed. William Covell and his ‘Polimanteia’ (1595) (October 2013)
Covell’s 1595 allusion to ‘Shake-speare’ as a pseudonym.

Joella Werlin

The second article on ‘Shakespeare Foolery’ identifies William Stanley as a ‘grand possessor’ and collaborator with Edward de Vere’s in publishing his plays in the First Folio.

Joella Werlin

Shakespeare Foolery, 1623: the First Folio and the Countess of Montgomery’s Disappearance (October 2022)
The first part of this study of contemporary records (thanks to a DVS grant) demonstrates the erasure of de Vere family connections to ‘Shakespeare’.

Hank Whittemore

Oxford seen in the plays: Reasons 7 & 91 why Shakespeare was Oxford (January 2018)
Reason 7 – ‘The Courtier’ / Reason 91 – Dramatic Literature

Hank Whittemore

Reasons 52 & 53 why Shakespeare was Oxford (October 2017)
Reason 52 – Oxford and the Sonnets / Reason 53 – Oxford and Southampton

Hank Whittemore

Reasons 60 & 81 why Shakespeare was Oxford (July 2017)
Reason 60 – Sea and Seamanship / Reason 81 – The Tempest

Hank Whittemore

Specialized Knowledge: Why Shakespeare was Oxford (April 2017)
Reason 59 – Medical Knowledge / Reason 61 – ‘Methinks I Have Astronomy’

Hank Whittemore

Man of the Theatre: Reasons 1 & 2 why Shakespeare was Oxford (January 2017)
Reason 1 – The Patron-Playwright / Reason 2 – The Allowed Fool

Heward Wilkinson

Jane Austen, her Worlds within Worlds, and Shakespearean Authorship
DVS Newsletter article, October 2021

Heward Wilkinson

Deceptive Displacements and the SAQ

Heward Wilkinson

Leavis on Lawrence on Shakespeare

Heward Wilkinson

Dissociation of Sensibility and Amnesia for the SAQ

Heward Wilkinson

Cordelia’s Silence, Edgar’s Secrecy
(Published in Brief Chronicles, Vol.II, 2010)

Heward Wilkinson

Hamlet and Historical Consciousness

Heward Wilkinson

Playing with the Play-within-the-play in Hamlet

Heward Wilkinson

Should Oxfordians be Post-Modernists?

Heward Wilkinson

An Abyss of Alternatives
The Psychodynamics of the SAQ

Heward Wilkinson

How I became an Oxfordian
Published on the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship website in February 2016.