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Preliminary Comments
Dating Shakespeare - The Fiery Trigon & the "Mortall Moone"
The Myth of Southampton
Queen Elizabeth’s
Funeral Oration
by Ignoto Alias Lord Oxford
Poem On The 450th Anniversary of
Edward De Vere
King James Spring-Song
by Lord Oxford
Shakespeare’s Sonnets:
An Early Comment
The Failure of The
Gardens of Adonis
Copyright by Eric L. Miller, 2000-2013
On 18 September [1602] William Browne wrote to tell the Earl of Shrewsbury of an incident which had occurred when she [Queen Elizabeth] was staying at her place of Oatlands near Weybridge. She noticed that the young Countess of Derby -- Elizabeth de Vere, the Earl of Oxford's daughter -- had some ornament half-concealed in her bosom. Elizabeth asked to see it. Lady Derby was embarrassed, and asked to be excused from producing it; but Elizabeth insisted, and when Lady Derby reluctantly handed it over, Elizabeth saw that it was a locket which contained some love poems which had been written to the countess by Sir Robert Cecil. Elizabeth praised the verses, and tied the locket containing them to her shoe. She walked around with it for a little while, and then removed it from her shoe and tied it to her elbow; but in the end she apparently returned it to lady Derby. (Elizabeth 1, The Shrewdness of Virtue, Jasper Ridley (1984), p. 332-333)

Lord Oxford's daughter, Elizabeth, was married in 1595 to Will Stanley, the Earl of Derby. Sir Robert Cecil was her uncle. About the time of the incident reported above.  Lord Oxford at least twice stayed with Will and Elizabeth (R. Miller, Vol.11, pg.158). Elizabeth was about 27 years old at the time. She had been married to Will Stanley for seven years...Click To Read More


Since publication of the seminal/ground breaking work of Thomas Looney in 1920, "Shakespeare” Identified As Edward De Vere the thesis that “The Man From Stratford,” William Shaksper (as some documents from his home town have it) was a “straw man” for the real Shakespeare, has gained and continues to gain dedicated (if sometimes misled) proponents. Whatever one’s view, the division of camps is not unlike that of the Sunnis and Shiites in Islam or the Catholics and Protestants in Irish Christianity—with the proviso that “Shakespeare” is to literature, what Moses, Mohammad or Jesus is to religion. Of course, the comparison, is somewhat “stretched” but for those who favor, or savor, one theory or the other—or usually their theory over all other’s within the same camp—shows there are many similarities justifying the analogy.

At this website, we shall feature and discuss a number of issues relating to the Oxford-Shakespeare controversy—as well as the internecine My Oxford VS Your Oxford controversy. The latter is a controversy, concerning which, one Oxfordian recently aptly remarked that “the knives are out”

My meaning is to work
what wonder love hath wrought
Wherewith I must why men of wit,
have love so dearly bought.

Lord Oxford, from Paradise of Dainty Paradise, 1566 (when E.O. was only 15 or 16 years old)

A Portrait of Edward De Vere
The 17th Earl of Oxford

Lord Oxford Trilogy Overview

A Labor of Love provides new evidence that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford was the author of the first play to bear the famous name of Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Answers the historical literary mystery: “Who was the “fair youth” of the Sonnets, or at least the “fair youth” of the Love’s Labour’s Lost era?

Reveals previously concealed murderous conspiracies directed against noted poets and politicians to destroy “Shakespeare’s” reputation through slander and false accusation.

Establishes the dating of many of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Reveals new documents written to or about Shakespeare, previously undetected by scholars which allows for dating of Love’s Labour’s Lost, and the purpose of its writing.

Ignoto’s Farewell tells the story of Edward de Vere’s trials and sufferings under the reign of the Queen Elizabeth I, during one of the most disturbed periods in her life—a time when many a key nobleman had more to fear from the hand of their Queen than from the Leader of the Inquisition, King Philip of Spain.

Answers the historical literary mystery, “Who was Ignoto?” Ignoto’s Farewell also explains the circumstances of why Lord Oxford wrote the poems which became the center–piece poetry for A Poetical Rhapsody—arguably the most famous anthology of Elizabethan poetry.

Exposes the Queen’s cruel states–of–mind and her blood lust for real and imagined “enemies,”—from witches to poets, from priests to politicians—and why the Queen vowed to kill Lord Oxford for his personal offenses against her.

Revises the dates of many newly–discovered poems as well as new historical evidence which dates Lord Oxford’s contributions to one of Elizabethan England’s greatest collection of poetry, A Poetical Rhapsody.

In Sequent Toils chronicles the period when Lord Oxford was just released from the Tower (London’s greatest prison) in June, 1581, to the time of his release from house arrest two years later, June, 1583.

Reveals the great feud that developed between the “Capulets” and “Montagues,”—i.e., the de Vere and Knyvet/Howard factions—and which resulted in a series of deaths on both sides. In Sequent Toils reveals that “Shakespeare” recreated in Romeo and Juliet many facts of his own biography.

Discloses suppressed and censored facts of Queen Elizabeth I, including the fact that she experienced periodic bouts of apparent insanity. During these bouts, she became cruel, murderous, and a danger even to those she loved most.

The Epilog divulges the previously unknown situation whereby Lord Oxford wrote and delivered the official Elegy and Funeral Oration on the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, under the pseudonym of Infelice Academico Ignoto.

In Sequent Toils establishes the validity of the new chronology for “Shakespeare’s” biography and demonstrates biographical correlatives between the life of Edward de Vere and the works of his enforced pseudonym, William Shakespeare.


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