Jonson: Oxford’s Chief Admirer

Jonson: Oxford’s Chief Admirer

More coverage needs to be given to the argument that Ben Jonson was a supporter of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, as the author of the works of ‘Shakespeare’, especially as it appears to be ‘orthodox’ policy that any such connection should be ignored or suppressed. Kevin Gilvary detailed this attitude in ....
That ‘Famous Persecutor Of Priscian’: Oxford, Shakespeare And The Repurification Of English

That ‘Famous Persecutor Of P...

Stratfordians have long sought to bolster their improbable claims by appeal to three contemporary allusions, each of which appears to indicate that Shakespeare was unlearned. The first is a verse-epistle by ‘F.B.’ (probably Francis Beaumont) addressed to Ben Jonson sometime after 1606, in which Shakespeare’s best....
Sogliardo & Co. : Members of the Stratford Corporation in Ben Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humour

Sogliardo & Co. : Members...

Much of the evidence for William Shakspere throughout the late 1590s documents his involvement in business and financial matters. One important piece of financial evidence has come down to us through Richard Quiney, a business associate and family friend of Shakspere, who wrote him a letter in 1598 requesting a £30 lo....