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“Who seeks and will not take, when once ’tis offer’d, Shall never find it more” Antony & Cleopatra Act II scene 7.


The de Vere Society is proud to announce the arrival of Great Oxford I-III, a beautiful boxed-set of three hardback volumes celebrating over twenty years of outstanding essays, articles and reviews by the greatest Oxfordian researchers of the last twenty years.

Oxfordian essays selected & edited by Richard Malim, Eddi Jolly & Kevin Gilvary – Limited Edition only 300 numbered sets available.


Highlights from VOL 1.  Poet & Playwright – Edited by Richard Malim

The essays in this book are reprinted as they first appeared in 2004 on the four-hundredth anniversary of Edward de Vere’s death. Carefully chosen from the pages of the de Vere Society Newsletter they were regarded then as paragon examples of the cutting edge of Oxfordian research and it is remarkable, given the exponential volume of work that has been published since that year, how well they have stood the test of time.

An Introduction to the Oxfordian

Oxford’s Early Years

Did Oxford Know Ronsard?

Shakespeare’s Sources: Sir Thomas Smith’s Library

Shakespeare’s Sources continued: Lord Burghley’s Library

Shakespeare’s Education, or the Circular Argument

Shakespeare’s Education and Stratford Grammar School

The Printing of The Arte of English Poesie and the Earl of Oxford


The Venetian Inquisition Inquiry Regarding Orazio Cuoco (1577)

Italian Renaissance Art in Shakespeare: Giulio Romano and The Winter’s Tale

No Errors in Shakespeare: Historical Truth and The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Influence of Italian Renaissance Art on Shakespeare’s Works. Titian’s Barberini Painting: the Pictorial Source of Venus and Adonis

Places in Shakespeare: Belmont and thereabouts

Shakespeare and Italian Comedy


Freud and Oxford

Phantasies of Shakespeare

Language Features and Chronology


The ‘Empire’ Strikes Back


Highlights from VOL 2. Evidence and Exploration – Edited by Eddi Jolly

A century ago an English teacher named John Thomas Looney published a book entitled ‘Shakespeare’ Identified in Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford. Many years of teaching and of rigorous and methodical investigations into Elizabethan literature had led him to doubt the traditional attribution of the authorship of the most famous plays in the world and to his identification of the Earl of Oxford.


Professor Robinson reviews Shakespeare’ Identified

Reasonable Doubts, and a ‘vertiginous expanse’

Seeing Double Early doubters of Shakespeare’s Identity

Writing Fictional Lives

The Records for William Shakespeare

Shakspere, William (1564–1616), businessman and member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men

Shakespeare’s Wife

The True Meaning of Ben Jonson’s Phrase: ‘Sweet Swan of Avon!’

Shakespeare’s Missing Connections

In Brief: Three Deaths in 1616

Dating Shakespeare’s Plays

Dating Hamlet

‘Monstrous’ language or ‘commentorial folly’?

Statutes of Apparel

Oxford / ‘Shakespeare’. Parts 1, 2 and 3


Thomas Looney and his Methodology

Keeping William Shakespeare out of Italy

Following Oxford into Italy

Hamlet’s ‘The Murder of Gonzago’,

The Tempest, as an Italian Pastoral Comedy

Shakespeare and the Ships of the Venetian

Republic, ‘A Veronesa’: a precise and accurate reference in Othello


Highlights from VOL 3. Shakespeare, Oxford & Vanitas – Edited by Kevin Gilvary

Welcome to the third collection of essays concerning Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford (1550-1604), most of which have been published previously in The de Vere Society Newsletter. Some entirely new for this collection and a small number were first published elsewhere.


Life at Cecil House: the Architectural Plan c.1565 Jan Cole 35


Oxford in Germany: his visit to John Sturm

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

Oxford’s Capture by Pirates, April 10th/11th 1576


Behind the Tennis Court Affair

Foure Epytaphes, made by the Countes of Oxenford

Fulke Greville’s Account of the Tennis Court Quarrel

A Secret Revealed: William Covell and his Polimanteia (1595)

De Vere, Shakespeare and Queens’ College Cambridge

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

John Lyly and Oxford

John Weever – Another Anti-Stratfordian

Shakespeare’s Pole: Oxford, Burghley, Coryat & Polonius

Oxford and The Wisdome of Dr DodypollOxford and Arden of Feversham

Oxford and A Yorkshire Tragedy

Oxford the Comedian at the Gray’s Inn Revels, 1594


Oxford and Jonson in Stoke Newington

Oxford, Shakespeare and the Repurification of English

Mythopoesis of Resurrection I: The Winter’s Tale

Mythopoesis of Resurrection II: Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Elizabeth Trentham of Rocester Abbey

Oxford’s Daughters

Oxford’s Sons and Other Male Relatives

Verses upon the Stanley Tomb at Tong in Shropshire


Weight4300 g
Dimensions264 × 197 × 93 mm