1. Oxford Was A Known Playwright “The best for comedy among us be Edward Earl of Oxford.” — Francis Meres,
Palladis Tamia, 1598
2. Oxford Had Poetry Published Under His Name “….Gentlemen in Her Majesty’s court, which, in the rare devices of
poetry, have been and yet are most skilful; among whom the right honourable Earl of Oxford may challenge to himself the
title of the most excellent among the rest.” — William Webbe, A Discourse of English Poetry, 1586
3. Oxford Was A Known Producer of Theatricals The Lord Chamberlain’s men presented “A Midsommer nights dreame.
As it hath bene sundry times publickely acted, by the Right honourable, the Lord Chamberlain his Servants Written by
William Shakespeare.” Oxford was the Lord Great Chamberlain of England.
4. Oxford Presented His Works At Court, Later Published As “Shakespeare” A historie of Error (Comedy of Errors),
Hampton Court, Jan. 1, 1577, A History of the Duke of Millayn and the Marquis of Mantus, (Two Gentlemen from Verona)
Whitehall, Dec. 26, 1579, The Jew, The Bull, 1579 and The History of (C)fferrar (Julius Caesar) at court, Jan. 6, 1583
3. Oxford Had The Education Shown by the Author Shakespeare Oxford was tutored by Sir Thomas Smith, attorney
general. He received an MA from Cambridge and Oxford. He studied law at Grey’s Inn. He knew Latin, Greek, Italian and
4. Oxford Stated His Purpose of Shakespeare In an introduction, a book by Bartholomew Clerke, Oxford writes “he
(Clerke) has been able to lay down principles for guidance of the very Monarch himself.” By this Oxford means that art,
poetry, writing is for the instruction of the realm and the society.
5. Oxford Travelled To Italy Professor Ernesto Grillo, of the University of Glasgow, wrote that Shakespeare must have
travelled to Italy for his detailed knowledge of the cities and countryside. Shakespeare makes no mistakes such as traveling
by boat between land-locked cities. At the time canals connected Italian cities.
6. Oxford Had A Reason to Use Pen Names As was the aristocratic fashion, Oxford used several pen names including
Ignoto, Arthur Golding, the Greene Night, Martin Mar-Prelate and William Shakespeare. The Elizabethan world knew who
was behind the multitude of poems, essays and novels.
7. Oxford Used the Same Metaphors Under Different Pen Names As Arthur Brooke in Romeus and Juilet , "the flower
yieldeth honey to the bee;" as Oxford in "The Earl of Oxford to the Reader of Bedingfield's Candanus' Comfort," "The idle
drone that labours not at all, Sucks up the sweet of honey from the bee;" and as "Shakespeare" in Henry IV "We bring it to
the hive, and, like the bees, Are murdered for our pains."
8. Oxford Was A Lawyer Who Attended Grey’s Inn “If I had under my superintendence a controversy appointed to
decide whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare or not, I believe I would place before the debaters only the one question,
WAS SHAKESPEARE EVER A PRACTICING LAWYER? and leave everything else out.” Mark Twain
9. Oxford Had The Aristocratic, Royal Outlook of Shakespeare Shakespeare does not write sympathetically about the
common people in his plays. Common men and women are often portrayed as foils, buffoons or comedic characters. He was
a prince, interested in writing about the lives of kings.
10. Hamlet is Oxford’s Autobiography Hamlet is the prince prevented from the throne by Queen Gertrude. (Oxford was
kept from the throne by Elizabeth.) Hamlet’s father is murdered by his brother. (Oxford’s father, Thomas Seymour, was
executed by his brother, Edward Seymour.) Hamlet is married to the daughter of the Queen’s chief advisor. (Oxford was
married to the daughter of William Cecil.) Hamlet is captured by pirates. (Oxford was captured by pirates on his return from
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