The True “Shakespeare” Gets His Own Bust

New events keep unfolding in this Big Year for Edward de Vere!  Here’s the new bronze bust to replace the traditional image, you know, the Engraving in the First Folio and/or the Bust in the Stratford church.


The New Bust of Edward de Vere, who was "Shakespeare"


It was commissioned by a fellow named Ben August of Houston, a Shakespeare-lover who learned about the Authorship Question and the theory that the Earl of Oxford, at age forty-three in 1593, adopted the pen name “William Shakespeare.”  There’s an interesting interview with Ben August by Mark Anderson on his blog for Shakespeare by Another Name.


The Wellbeck Portrait of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford at Paris in 1575

And there’s lots more going on from Mr. August as you can see here.


This is just one indication of what’s happening in the world of the Shakespeare Authorship Question.  Hang on for the ride!


The Droeshout Engraving in the First Folio ... Bye-bye!

See ya!

Historical Artifact

So long!






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  1. Please see a painting purported to be a portrait of Anthony Babington at:

    The shape of the Babington collar as well as the pattern and points are similar, if not identical to the First Folio Droeshout engraving. In addition, the Babington doublet is similar, as is the hair style, the facial hair, the nose and the pronounced upper lip philtrum.

    Could the Droeshout engraving reference the Babington Plot in some way?


    Scott Milzer

    • Hi there Scott this is quite amazing. I’ll share the portrait with other Oxfordians and report back on reactions. Thanks!

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