A key part of the Oxfordian's theory is that the work which we know was circulated and published in his name, and is therefore indisputably his own, is compatible with the work of Shakespeare. It is essential to maintain this strand of… go to article
The final number was 102.
There are many more than 100 reasons to dismiss Oxford's candidacy.
This site lists 102 Oxfordian arguments and explains why they are misguided.
A key part of the Oxfordians theory is that the work which we know was circulated and published in his name, and is therefore indisputably his own, is compatible with the work of Shakespeare. It is essential to maintain this strand of… go to article
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 clichéd and formulaic. Shakespeare is at the opposite end of the metaphorical spectrum, separated from Oxford's work… go to article
Were I any good as a poet. . .
Oxfordians accept the minute quantity of contemporary praise for Oxford’s literary efforts at face value and lionize him as a man of letters. In spite of some hilarious shortcomings as a versifier, many do not hesistate to describe him as… go to article
To be or not to be Hamlet
At her funeral, Hamlet leaps into Ophelia’s grave to outdo the grief of her brother with his own: “I lou'd Ophelia; fortie thousand Brothers Could not (with all there quantitie of Loue) Make vp my summe.” The anger of the brother and the… go to article
Can't write when you're dead
The choice of an alternative candidate for the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays would seem be limited to people who were alive when they were written.Oxford wasn’t.He died in June 1604 before almost a third of the plays were first… go to article
Dear Oxfraud Despite my advice (and latterly my RULES), my partner has inadvertently invited an Oxfordian to dinner on Thursday. The last time this happened, there were broken glasses before the main course and the evening ended in tragedy… go to article
Peer to Peer
A tricky one, this. Whatever you make of the plausibility of Oxford's reasons for not putting his name on the plays, his reasons for not putting his name on Venus and Adonis are completely unfathomable. The year 1593 would have been the… go to article
Dear Oxfraud, My husband no longer shows the slightest interest in starting a conversation with me, let alone showing any kind of sexual interest. After spotting an open copy of Ovid's Metamorphoses in Hogarth's Rake's Progress, he spent… go to article