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BA or no BA? Oxfordians are wont to insist that the plays show evidence of a first rate university education. They were even once... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Bermuda Triangle An essential task, when planting the shipwreck in the Tempest into the Oxfordian calendar or locating Prospero's island in... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Blue suede shoes Is the work of the early Elvis Presley, making recordings for Sun Records in the mid-50's, distinguishable from the work of... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 6
Brave New Avon  I.Alexander Waugh has trumpeted the Second Coming; has bespoken his morning coat, and seen the invitations tastefully... 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
Canon Fodder The smoking gun, proving who did and who didn’t write Shakespeare, has been found in the hand of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 3 Cipher nonsense
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
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
Count von Count This page is brought to you by the Number 17. And 16. And 18 and 19. And with the kind help of our friends at The Folger... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0 Numerology
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
Covell Conspiracy Revving it up Reverend William Covell’s Wikipedia entry states that he “took part in the controversy about how far the newly... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 6
Crypitaphs A key feature of the Oxfordian case lies in the cryptic interpretation of Ben Jonson's phrasing of the Preface to the First... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Devices and Desires “We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.” The Book of Common Prayer In the spring of 1579,... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 5 Tempest, Court matters
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
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
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
Even Hawking I know a hawk from a handsaw,said Hamlet while plotting in Elsinore;but the Bard sadly erred - it was really a bird... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 2 Falconry
Fitting up A key part of the Oxfordians theory is that the work which we know was circulated and published in his name, and is... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Fusina Click bottom right to advance the slides. This was a Lovely day in late September. All argument aside, this is the way to... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0 Chronology, Italy
Handy Hand D Hand D, the fragment of lost play Sir Thomas More, thought to be in Shakespeare's handwriting, is in the news again.... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 7
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
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
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
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
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
Letter from America A tale from the early days of Authorship Doubters, with sincere apologies to Alistair Cooke. Good evening. Once, in the... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 0
Like . . . something or other Oxford is almost a stranger to the basic poetic building block of metaphor. The few he uses in his poetry and writing are... goto 11 Apr 2015 Comments 3
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
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

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