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The talk of the town Another inconsistent claim made by Oxfordians is that the Earl of Oxford was highly rated as a playwright and author by his... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
I am not a lawyer Another key assumption found in all Oxfordian argument is that the plays contain detailed knowledge of the law, which could... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Rhyme and reason Oxford's spoken and written English, rather than similar, was very different from Shakespeare's. Oxford rhymes “was” with “... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 4
Tin Ear Fully a third of Oxford's surviving letters are taken up with his campaign to hold the Crown's monopoly on Cornish tin-mines... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
What's the leklywhode? Oxford's spelling was idiosyncratic, even for an Elizabethan. He almost always wrote "lek" for like, in all its forms: "... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Call yourself a playwright Oxfordians make much of the fact that there are no letters written by Shakespeare as if the fact that the 70 letters of... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Court out Oxford was an aristocrat - a proper, belted Earl. Not the highest rank in society, as some claim, but close. Oxfordians cite... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Drawing a blank Although there are a few hundred lines of verse indisputably attributable to De Vere, none are in the characteristic... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Elite knowledge Despite the inability of Oxfordians to come up with examples of things in the plays which require the elite knowledge of... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Je n'accuse pas No-one said he wrote plays. De Vere, in his long and colourful life, made many enemies and was involved in numerous lawsuits... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
The great Globe itself... Shakespeare wrote not only for the theatre, but for different theatres. In 1609, the King's Men began playing at the... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Speak the speech . . . Speak the speech, I pray you..." Shakespeare wrote for performance. After four hundred years, his tragedies,... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
The Golding Variations The myth of Oxford as a child prodigy and polymath is utterly unfounded. The film has him writing A Midsummer Night's... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
The stigma of anonymity There would have to be a reason, and a good one, for not putting your name on the world's finest body of artistic work. And... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Signature moves MacShakespeare and his fellow playwrights all had different styles. Their verse, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure,... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Ministering propaganda Some Oxfordian enthusiasts, after discovering that he wrote Shakespeare's work, are not content to leave it at that. Tying... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
The Writer Who Wasn't There  Nobody Claimed Oxford Wrote The Canon (until about the 20th century at least). This is probably the single most... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Canopies and litters Sonnet 125, reproduced in its entirety below, begins 'Were 't aught to me I bore the canopy,'. Naturally, Oxfordians claim... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 2
Hidebound academia The authorative work on Oxford and his contemporaries at the court of Elizabeth is The Elizabethan Courtier Poets by... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 1
Verona In a Good Oxfordian/Bad Oxfordian chapter of his book, William Farina willingly ignores the Oxfordian dating argument ... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Neologism The full online Oxford English Dictionary contains definitions for 600,000 words, almost all with an example of usage from... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Premier League One area where we know De Vere excelled, to which he devoted a lot of his time, encompasses all the manly sports such as... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
A conspiracy  There are hundreds conspiracy theories out there, They allow their subscribers to feel one up on the rest of us—in... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Company of players Oxford was a patron of a theatre troupe. It wasn't a very distinguished theatre troupe and mostly toured the provinces.... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Henry V Part 1 Oxford didn't write Henry V. There are three distilled essences of Shakespeare in Henry V. Each is individually an anathema... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Henry V Part 2 A little touch of Henry in the Night It's hard to understand why Oxfordians try to tie the plays to familiar biographical... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Two Noble Kinsmen Based on Chaucer's Knight's Tale, another revealing prologue lies at the start of this late play whose authorship the... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Drink to me While they were both alive, Ben Jonson clearly felt a sense of rivalry with his fellow playwright. As an artist, Will not... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Hurghley Burghley There are people (including some who are certain that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote the plays attributed to him)... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 1
Looney Tunes In his famous thesis, Roger Stritmatter joins Thomas J Looney in the First Article of the Oxfordian Credo which detects... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0

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