The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare

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Pearson Longman, 2006 - Drama - 360 pages
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The question of who wrote Shakespeare's plays has been the subject of furious debate among scholars for over 150 years. Everything known about the facts of William Shakespeare's life seems incompatible with the extraordinary genius of his writing. Shakespeare 'candidates' abound, among them Sir Francis Bacon, The Earl of Oxford, even Queen Elizabeth I herself, but none have stood up to serious scrutiny. Until now...



This remarkable, intriguing, and provocative book offers a completely plausible new candidate; Sir Henry Neville.

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User Review  - Badgerbars - LibraryThing

Although I find wading through Sakespeare sonnets and plays a huge bore (It must be me, I understand he is well regarded by others) reading about the authorship I do find very interesting. From the ... Read full review

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User Review  - shakespearesmonkey - LibraryThing

Piffle. Not a shred of direct evidence linking Henry Neville with Shakespeare except two or three admittedly interesting linguistic coincidences. Only reccomended for Shakespeare industry junkies (sadly that includes me) Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Brenda James has pursued a life-long interest in Shakespeare and gained a First Class Honours degree in Cultural Studies from PortsmouthUniversity.


Professor William Rubinstein is Professor of Modern History at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has published widely on many aspects of modern history.


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