Saturday, 17 January 2009

Shakespeare authorship question

Here's a puzzle that I have spent several years researching ... the Shakespeare authorship question. Many people see this as a non-issue, but I can assure you that there are several detailed arguments that have been missed by academics showing that Mr Shakspere of Stratford could not have written The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, and Love's Labour's Lost. For me, a more probable author is the Renaissance philosopher and Lord Chancellor, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), who to Ben Jonson was "by his work , one of the greatest men ... that had been in many ages".
If you'd like to check the arguments for yourself you can download a complementary copy here:
There's also a facebook group Bacon Wrote Shakespeare that contains many other resources for researching the problem.

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