“VER, BEGIN…”

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Ver, begin by Ricardo Mena will be recognized as a milestone on the path toward understanding the Elizabethan age and the phenomenon of “Shakespeare” … Here is the most complete, most in-depth rendering to date of the biographical and historical truths that have remained hidden beneath the Shakespeare myth … Ricardo Mena takes us on a guided tour to the otherwise invisible heart of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras; and let it be proclaimed that no previous scholar, no researcher, no author before now has dared to travel so far beneath the surface of the recorded history and the surviving literature. No one till now has maintained the clarity of vision that is shared with us in these pages.

Ricardo Mena

Ricardo Mena

The result is an unprecedented synthesis of various strands of evidence, all woven into a grand sweep of narrative that spans the golden age of the English Renaissance, informing us about our own history and about the forces that have helped to shape our current civilization … The debates over “Shakespeare” that began in the 1800s and continued all through the twentieth century are now bearing fruit; and Ver, begin marks the first real attempt to construct (or reconstruct) the full story, integrating all its pieces so they fit together and make sense, even as each aspect sheds new light on the others. This book is about not only knowing the truth, but, in the end, about understanding it.

This is a Kindle Book available in English on Amazon. I recommend reading it — and having it as an important resource — along with Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom by Charles Beauclerk.

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  1. Thanks for the reommendation, Hank…sounds like a “must read”. Just ordered it from Amazon.

  2. Congratulations Ricardo. The sample is intriguing. I will have to order the rest very soon!

    A little beside the point, but Hank, anyone, do these annotations look like Oxford’s handwriting to you?

    http://shakespearesbeehive.com/barets-alvearie/

    I’m trying to find markings from de Vere’s bible to compare letter forms but I’m not finding the right letters for comparison. I think the pointing hand mark is found in de Vere’s bible as well. And you gotta love the “shaft” written near a printed “shake”. If you register for free you can view the scans of this 16th century 4 language dictionary that the owners believe belonged to Shakespeare. Not sure how legitimate but it looks an awful lot like Oxford’s writing to me.

    • Well you have me trying to register, finally. Thanks. Need to study and I’m glad you’ve gotten onto the path. Now, if I can figure how to put in the password ….

  3. I had password problems too so I used the contact form and they fixed it for me. The pointing hand was printed into the entries I think but it is all very intriguing. I tried to ask Strittmatter for his opinion but I think I’m still waiting to be “white-listed” at his site. The capital p in the back matter of the dictionary is definitely similar to some that are found in Oxford’s letters but not certain of other letter forms.

    • I’m surprised that no one (to my knowledge) has investigated this path. Keep on!

  4. My first reply was erased, I try a second time…slightly modified

    having read your exuberant recommendation for Ricardo Mena’s as well as mena’s kindle book I begin to understand your Marlowe Blog 95 and your Oxford-Marlowe-Shakespeare Supergenius theory and why you need the Key witness Ricardo before you started to deconstruct Marlowe: (Ricardo with his low opinion on Marlowe: Marlowe the sodomite (4 times!), the big mouth, the brand, the anarchic, his infantile Stile and so on )

    Ricardo as your Deus ex machina ? : The Earl, the greatest Genius ever, the springtime of truth, the milestone towards understanding Shakespeare!! Edward de Vere the real composer of Marlowe’s and Shakespeare’s works and of so many more…almost as terrific as the DINS theory Mena alone so far believes in…..The Earl , at first his long refuge in the Image of Marlowe, then ,in abondoning him in 1593, creates different new characters in the Image ofShakespeare……wow..isn’t there a danger not to keep your feet on the ground…

    Mena , A complicated overburdened theory ,in my view, not too difficult to predict, that it can hardly ever win or be defended… Too many missing parts , questions, persons, plausibilities, logics, and so on….what a shame, that against the Oxford supergenius theory the Marlowe theory ( which needs only his surviving under changed Identity ..and pseudonymes) looks astonishingly simple and robust

    Wish you good luck

    • I am almost finished with the fourth of four parts on Marlowe. I do believe that Oxford had the goal of elevating English to the status of a literary language on a par with Italian, French, Spanish, Latin and Greek. He appears to have succeeded:-)

    • The truth is so simple – Oxenford himself hid his name, you’ll see clearly in a short time. I’m sure you’ll accept the truth just as vehemently as you attack Hank.


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