“Look here upon this picture, and on this … See what a grace was seated on this brow…”

“…Hyperion’s curls; the front of Jove himself; an eye like Mars, to threaten and command … A combination and a form indeed where every god did seem to set his seal to give the world assurance of a man.” – Prince Hamlet, act three, scene four

     First Folio - 1623

First Folio – 1623


Benson's Bogus Edition               1640

Benson’s 1640 Edition of Poems with Sonnets out of order (and merged to form longer poems) so that the Monument to Southampton as an unacknowledged royal prince is disguised — with a few pronouns changed from masculine to feminine … an extension of the Folio effort to steer “Shakespeare” away from the Court and from the true author’s connection to Queen Elizabeth and her Tudor heir to the English throne


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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