We launched this website five years ago to a chorus of jeers from Oxfordians everywhere, many of whom wrote to us explaining our insignificance and pointing out that we would be swamped by the onslaught of the new ‘post-stratfordian' paradigm. Well, we survived that onslaught, and every other one since including The Stritmatterian Big Fist, the Declaration of Reasonable Unreason, the Wavian Teflon Fortress and here we are still doing business.
Far from being unread, when we were mentioned, during a recent debate between Sir Jonathan Bate and Alexander Waugh, an audience of Oxfordians heaved a huge collective sigh. So at least they're reading. But the business end of this argument is over. Oxfordians rarely now emerge in public.
And theatre is the better for their absence. Especially Shakespearean theatre.
Since we first launched the site, the big questions have been getting smaller. Why there is anyone left at all, believing in alternative authorship is the biggest question today.
Oxfordians insist Shakespeare left nothing behind. It's untrue. He left three pages of manuscript. What's More, Oxford also left loads behind. Their remains are all you need to separate them.
There isn't much and it proves nothing. We looked at an example, the only Oxfordian Doctorate and found it seriously lacking in credibility.
Oxfordian websites and books seem much less rare than living Oxfordians. We have reviewed one of the top Oxfordian sites and looked in detail at the quality of Oxfordian vision when focussed on the key issue of Oxford's education.
We make some claims of our own using Oxfordian methods. Here you'll find the Woody Allen Authorship question, the true identity of Leonardo da Vinci and the secret author behind James Joyce.
There are hundreds of articles here and over 3000 comments. We've installed some ways of sorting through the site in addition to the normal Search Box.