Monday, October 11, 2010

The man who traveled Italy and endured shipwrecks to provide background for Shakespeare's plays

In 1622 Henry Peacham published, in The Compleat Gentelman, a list of poets who made Elizabeth's reign a "golden age". Unaccountably, he omitted Shakespeare but placed the Earl of Oxford in first place in his list - perhaps he knew them to be the same person.

See The Biography of Edward de Vere.

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