By Mark Bradbeer,John Casson
In 1601 Sir Henry Neville used to be imprisoned and “Shakespeare” stopped writing historical past performs. The identity of Neville as an authorship candidate, recommend by way of James and Rubinstein (2005), urges reinterpretation of the performs. Neville loved privileged entry to the Holinshed Chronicles (1587), a first-rate resource for the performs. He used to be ambassador to France and spoke French (see Henry V), knew the descendants of Jack Cade (Henry VI half 2), was once accustomed to Crosby position (Richard III) and lived in Blackfriars (Henry VIII).
This booklet unearths new facts of Neville’s authorship, with examples of annotation present in books from Neville’s library suggesting they have been resource fabric for the performs. a variety of anomalies within the performs point out Shakespeare’s constant bias in portraying the Nevilles in a good gentle, revealing the hidden author’s political point of view and actual identity.
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Sir Henry Neville, Alias William Shakespeare: Authorship Evidence in the History Plays by Mark Bradbeer,John Casson