In 2009 I published The De Vere Code, which demonstrates that the poems published as Shake-speare's Sonnets in 1609 were in written, not by William Shaksper from Stratford-on-Avon, but by Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, a nobleman at the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

As the promotional bandwagon for Roland Emmerich's Stratford-baiting Anonymous gets under way, this blog will chronicle the next few months in the life of The De Vere Code, to see how its arguments, and the wider case for Edward de Vere, fare during this time of unprecedented scrutiny around all things Authorship…

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Admirable Nelson

This should be interesting:

"A live webcast has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 28 from 8:15 - 9:15pm Pacific Time [4.15-5.15am Thursday morning GMT] with Anonymous director Roland Emmerich, writer/producer John Orloff and historian/writer/lecturer Charles Beauclerk on the Shakespeare authorship debate. Emmerich, Orloff and Beauclerk will face off against UC Berkeley's Professor Alan H. Nelson in the webcast."

Alan Nelson is the attack dog of the anti-Oxfordians, so there could be fireworks. He wrote a highly entertaining, swingeing character assassination of De Vere, Monstrous Adversary 'demonstrating' that the Earl of Oxford was far too horrible to be the Bard.

His perspective is interesting in that while Oxfordians are accused of being snobs for suggesting that the Stratford fellow wasn't capable of writing the plays, Nelson and others adopt a similar snobbery in suggesting that De Vere was such a morally bankrupt chap that he was incapable of the elevated thought of Shakespeare.

Additionally, Nelson argues that De Vere wasn't actually well educated and was a demonstrably rubbish poet - thereby having his cake and jolly well eating it too.

There's no love lost between Beauclerk and Nelson, so it should be fun.

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