Venus and Adonis and Lucrece: ...

Abstract ‘The size and scope of the First Folio and the failure of its compilers even to allude to the fact that Shakespeare had also written poems and sonnets led later generations of readers to see him as a playwright only, his early Ovidian poems apparently both forgettable and forgotten.’ Thus concluded orthodo....

The Tempest: The Still-Vext Be...

Abstract Shakespeare is known for having a wide range of knowledge. His knowledge of medicine and healing is highlighted in his play The Tempest set in an Island off the coast of Sicily. Alongside the magical and spiritual aspects of the play are the more down to earth ideas of healing and care for the […]....

William Stanley and Edward De ...

Abstract William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby, was seriously considered as author of the works attributed to Mr William Shakespeare when Abel Lefranc’s Sous le Masque de William Shakespeare was published in 1918 – shortly before J. Thomas Looney’s “Shakespeare” Identified in Edward de Vere the Seventeenth Earl ....
The Earl Of Oxford Contributed To John Gerarde’s The Herball (1587)

The Earl Of Oxford Contributed...

The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes (1597), by horticulturist John Gerarde, Lord Burghley’s personal gardener, has several interesting features. Primary among them are depictions on the cover of Lord Burghley and Shakespeare/Oxford, as discovered by English botanist Mark Griffiths.1 and elucidated by Alexande....
More and More

More and More

My purpose is to try to show that the play Sir Thomas More accurately reflects Sir Thomas More’s political career and also his economic and social attitudes: how these are repeated by the dramatist as his sympathiser; and, in effect, the possibility that the author as such could be anyone other than Edward de Vere [&....
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....