Shakespeare Authorship Conspiracy

Promotion of the Oxfordian Theory

Shakespeare didn't write his acclaimed poems and stories?!

This may confuse you, but it is a question that has been asked for a century or two. The real author of the 37 plays and 154 sonnets that greatly influenced Western literature for years to come, has been debated since their creation. Not only are these praised pieces of poetry widely popular, but they are loved by millions and genuinely enjoyed.

Shakespeare has been known as a Stratford born man from rather poor beginnings. Shakespeare's record shows he attended King Edward VI school in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare's activities after he left his school around the age of 13, aren't widely known or recorded. All that is really known is that Shakespeare fled Stratford after some time to relocate in London to become an actor and playwright.

Oxfordian Theory in Action

Shakespeare's plays and sonnets are known for their keen portrayal of human nature, thought, and feeling. Sincere education can be sensed through the literature as well. This aspect of the entire authorship conspiracy has led me to believe Shakespeare was indeed a pseudonym for Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford and an educated, wealthy, Englishman. This lifestyle matches better with the styles, plots, and information used in the literature written by "Shakespeare," compared to the lifestyle of the one depicted as being William Shakespeare.

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-In a letter written by Gabriel Harvey to Queen Elizabeth, Edward de Vere is mentioned and is said to have "countenance that shakes spears," as a private prolific poet.

-de Vere was wounded in a street fight in London, fueled by the kinsman of Anne Vavasour whom de Vere had a child with. Confrontations between the rival gangs of supporters continued in the London streets. Around this time, Romeo and Juliet was written.

-In 1584, Robert Greene's 'Card of Fancy' was dedicated to de Vere, and labeled him as a 'pre-eminent writer'.

-In 1609, The Sonnets were published in a pirated edition, and the dedication read "to our ever living." This phrase is most commonly associated with one that is deceased. de Vere passed in 1604.

Edward de Vere

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