"Beauclerk has not only scandalized professors throughout the English departments of the world's schools and universities, he has thrown down the gauntlet to historians as well . . . and he has garnered supporters in this long-simmering debate." --"The Boston Globe"
"Beauclerk's learned, deep scholarship, compelling research, engaging style and convincing interpretation won me completely. He has made me view the whole Elizabethan world afresh. The plays glow with new life, exciting and real, infused with the soul of a man too long denied his inheritance." --Sir Derek Jacobi
"An intriguing book that proposes another forceful argument in this age old debate. Beauclerk's detailed exploration divides the mythical notions from the historical truths. You will have a hard time putting this book down." --Roland Emmerich
"Charles Beauclerk is an engaging, learned, and engrossing speaker. On the subject of Shakespeare, they don't come any better." --William F. Buckley Jf.
"An extraordinary and controversial interpretation of Shakespeare's origins, which certainly provokes much thought. A radical analysis of Shakespeare's text, leading to a conclusion which is bound to amaze the reader and the scholar. Who was Shakespeare?"
"Captivating . . . Beauclerk writes persuasively, mixing history with quotes from Shakespeare's works in a style that's far from the overly-academic manner you might expect for such a detailed literary and historical analysis. As the pieces of his theory come together, even the most ardent adherent to "Stratfordian mythology" (that a lowly son of a glove-maker from Stratford-upon-Avon was Shakespeare) may find themselves having second thoughts." --Kevin Lauderdale, "Author Magazine"
"[The authorship question] stands as one of the great undiscovered lands of Shakespearean research, full of resounding insights into the plays we love so well . . . Charles Beauclerk must be one of the most learned s
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