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Neville is an interesting, and up until now overlooked candidate,
This review is from: The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare (Hardcover)
This is a fascinating book, which has been very well researched. Of course, the `it must be Shakespeare' brigade will rubbish it because they will never believe that anyone else wrote all those masterpieces. As usual, they will go through it line by line splitting hairs at every opportunity.
The problem for the Shakespeare loyalists is they have little or no evidence to back up their own man. No manuscripts, no explanations as to how a man with a very basic education could have been as knowledgeable on so many different topics. What this book does is show the story of a man, Neville, who was well educated, and well connected. A man who travelled across Europe, and who was a member of parliament. He had access to many people in power. It also documents the extraordinary events of this man life, and places them in context of the dates with many of Shakespeare's plays.
I don't know if Neville wrote the works of Shakespeare, but there is more evidence to link him than the man from Stratford.