1. There Was No Person Named “Shakespeare” “Gulielmus filius Iohannes Shakspere” (William son of John
Shakspere) was Christened on April 23, 1564. This family name was used consistently on church and legal
documents before and after his death. The name “Shakespeare” first appears in 1593 with the publication of Venus
2. Shakspere Was Not Literate There are no letters from him to anyone. There are no journals, memos or notes
written by him. Not a sentence can be found in his handwriting. His signatures appear to be by several different legal
clerks who were authorized to sign legal documents for illiterates. His daughter was illiterate.
3. Shakspere Was Not An Actor There are no playbills, acting company records, reviews of his performances,
letters, diaries or any other such evidence that Shakespeare was an actor or a prominent actor. “William
Shakespeare” in the First Folio ahead of known prominent actors is deliberately misleading.
4. The “Sweet Swan Of Avon” May or May Not Refer To Shakspere There are several Avon Rivers in England.
Nothing links the First Folio to any particular Avon River.
5. Shakspere Was Not Recognized by Anyone As An Author There are no accounts by any townspeople of the
famous writer. His son-in-law was a doctor who wrote a book in Latin, but never made mention of his father-in-law.
There are no contemporary letters, advertisements, diaries or public notices that refer to the man from Stratford-
upon-Avon as an author.
6. The Statue Now In The Stratford-upon-Avon Church Is A Fraud The first original and second statues show a
man holding a woolsack. When Stratford-upon-Avon became a tourist destination, the town fathers erected a
fraudulent statute of a man holding a pen.
7. The Engraving On The First Folio Is Not A Portrait of Anyone The engraving on the First Folio is a
caricature with an unnaturally high forehead and one shoulder on backwards. “Honest” Ben Jonson says “look not on
his picture, but his book.”
8. Shakspere Did Not Have The Necessary Knowledge of Latin and Greek Supporters of the man from
Stratford say that he made mistakes, like having a clock strike in ancient Rome. Oxford’s deep reading of Latin and
Greek made him aware that there were water clocks since ancient Greece that struck the time in major cities.
Shakespeare’s knowledge of the classics was superb, not simply a perfunctory knowledge of grammar school Latin.
9. Shakspere Never Went To Italy Professor Ernesto Grillo, of the University of Glasgow, wrote that Shakespeare
went to Italy. “Shakespeare’s accurate knowledge of the geography of Italy is all the more noteworthy as it contrasts
strikingly with his ignorance of other European countries, France, for example.”
10. The Works of Shakespeare Do Not Reflect the Life of a Rural Man Delia Bacon says Shakespeare,
“carries the court influence with him, unconsciously, wherever he goes. He looks into Arden and Eastcheap from the
court standpoint, not from these into the court.” When Shakespeare portrays a non-aristocrat, they are comic
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