Authorship Links


The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship
The American sister organisation of the DVS – gives a wealth of news, research, opinions, and resources on the Authorship Question. They merged with the Shakespeare Oxford Society at the end of 2013. However, many of SOS’s essential articles for understanding the Authorship Question and the case for De Vere can still be found on their excellent blog site.

Shakespeare Authorship Coalition (SAC)
An organisation ‘dedicated to legitimizing the Shakespeare authorship issue in academia by increasing awareness of reasonable doubt about the identity of William Shakespeare’. The Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare, can be read, signed and downloaded at its website.

Shakespearean Authorship Trust
The SAT offers the chance to explore different arguments for the most prominent authorship candidates. The SAT organises an excellent conference in London every autumn.

Neue Shake-speare Gesellschaft – German site: New Shakespeare Society


Brief Chronicles
Brief Chronicles is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to examining the Shakespeare authorship question and, more generally, topics in early modern authorship studies.

The Elizabethan Review

A literary, historical journal (ISSN 1066-7059); was published from 1993 to 1999 in 13 semi-annual issues totalling 930 pages (also available on CD in searchable PDF format).

Shakespeare – the Evidence: The Authorship Question Clarified

Ros Barber’s e-book on the Shakespeare Authorship Question aiming to catalogue, comprehensively, the evidence and arguments from both sides of the debate. Links to digitised primary evidence sources.

Shakespeare Identified
Thomas Looney’s groundbreaking book “Shakespeare” Identified in Edward De Vere the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, first published in 1920.

Shakespeare’s Unorthodox Biography
Diana Price
– The first major authorship book since 1916 without an ideological bias, the first to introduce new evidence, and the first to undertake a systematic comparative analysis with other literary biographies.

Mark Twain’s Is Shakespeare Dead?

Richard Waugaman publications


1609 Chronology
A fascinating venture by Robert Brazil looks at the key event of the year, four hundred years ago, in which the Sonnets was first published. An ongoing project.

The Oxfordian movement in Germany goes from strength to strength. The new book by German scholar Kurt Kreiler along with an extremely detailed website refutes, point by point, each strand of the Prince Tudor theory contained in the film Anonymous.

Sir George Greenwood
The complete Shakespeare authorship works of Sir George Greenwood.

Alan Nelson’s website on the Authorship Question, which includes transcriptions of many of Oxford’s surviving letters and memoranda (nearly all to Lord Burghley) and related commentary.

Politicworm – Shakespeare Authorship Stephanie Hughes’ informative website on the authorship question.

Quake-speare Shorterly Allusions to De Vere in early modern works. An amazing blog to savour and explore.

The Festival Robe
A Post-Stratfordian Shake-Speare blog looking at the literary scene in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Admittedly an un-authorised spin-off of Quake-speare Shorterly, it is an ongoing project where you might find answers to questions like ‘Who wrote Shickspur?’

The Oxford Authorship Site
Nina Green‘s excellent Oxfordian website, which contains a comprehensive collection of translations and transcriptions of archive documents relating to Edward de Vere. On this website you can also download Nina’s 44-page documentary  biography of Edward de Vere in pdf-format, which brings together all of the archive evidence into a lucid narrative which eschews any discussion of the Authorship Question.

Edward de Vere’s Geneva Bible – Roger Stritmatter

Shakespeare by another name
The website of Mark Anderson, author of the most recent biography of Edward de Vere. Mark includes an excellent collection of source texts on the Authorship at

Hank Whittemore’s Shakespeare’s Monument

Shakespeare papers, W. J. Ray

Shakespeare Re-invented

The Shakespeare Underground
The Shakespeare Underground is a podcast series that examines the works and life of William Shakespeare, and explores why there has been doubt about the authorship of the plays, Sonnets, and other poems. Jennifer Newton, producer; host, Allan Armstrong, contributing host, director of the revels.

Mark Anderson’s Shakespeare-upon-iPod (audio expose free on iTunes).

Don’t Quill the Messenger – Dragonwagon Radio’s fortnightly podcast revealing the truth of Shakespeare Authorship (since January 2019). Host Steven Sabel welcomes Oxfordian guests to discuss a wide range of Oxford-related topics.


Anonymous (2011) Movie by Roland Emmerich

Cheryl Eagan Donovan’s Controversy Films  – Documentary  film Nothing is Truer than Truth (2018)

First Folio Pictures
Last Will & Testament (2012) is a beautifully shot documentary by Laura and Lisa Wilson about the Authorship Question, featuring interviews with Film Director Roland Emmerich, and with Shakespearean actors Derek Jacobi, Vanessa Redgrave and Mark Rylance. Available to buy.

Time Team
Series 19, Episode 7: The Only Earl is Essex (04 March 2012)

Tony Robinson and the team rip up the pristine lawns of Paul Whight’s stately home at Earls Colne in search of the secrets of its illustrious former owners: the De Veres, who built a priory here in the 12th century. They are also hoping to discover the later manor house. There is a rumour that the dissolute 17th Earl, Edward, wrote at least some of William Shakespeare‘s plays, and could be buried here, along with his ancestors and descendants

Oxford Shakespeare Center, New York

The Man Who Was Hamlet
George Dillon – the actor who has worked under Steven Berkoff at the NT and played Hamlet. He is an Oxfordian whose one-man show The Man who was Hamlet has been critically acclaimed.


AbeBooks This web site is the largest worldwide source for second-hand, used, rare, and out-of-print books.

Dictionary of National Biography 1885-1900. Edward de Vere (1550-1604) bio by Sidney Lee 1898

Early Modern London Theatres

Elizabethan Authors

Edward de Vere’s Geneva Bible courtesy Folger Shakespeare Library

Early English Books on-line

New England Shakespeare Oxford Library

Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks. Many out-of-print titles available.

Records of Early English Drama


The Shakespearean Authorship Trust
The Shakespearean Authorship Trust offers the chance to explore different arguments for the most prominent authorship candidates. Cases are presented for the following: Group Theory of Authorship, Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere, Christopher Marlowe, Henry Neville, William Shakspere, Mary Sidney Herbert, and William Stanley.

Christopher Marlowe
Ros Barber’s highly acclaimed new novel in verse, The Marlowe Papers, won the Desmond Elliott Prize for Debut Fiction in June 2013.

Mary Sidney: sweet swan of Avon


The Agas Map of London
Civitas Londinum is a bird’s-eye view of London first printed from woodblocks in about 1561. No copies survive from 1561, but a modified version was printed in 1633. An interactive site created by the University of Victoria, Canada.

Dr. Michael Delahoyd at Washington State University presents the Shakespeare Authorship question for students.

Institute of English Studies

Oberon Shakespeare Study Group
A Michigan group dedicated to the study of the works of William Shakespeare with a particular interest in the authorship question.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Home of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, promoting the works, ‘the life’ and times of England’s greatest playwright.

Shakespeare Authorship Research Center
The SARC at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, hosts an annual academic conference devoted to the study of the Shakespeare authorship question and the case for Edward de Vere’s authorship of the ‘Shakespeare’ canon.

Shakespeare Roundtable/Los Angeles, CA