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De Vere/Shakespeare

Shakespeare/De Vere

Scholars have debated who wrote the plays, sonnets and longer poems published under the name Shakespeare. The conventional understanding is that a gentleman from Stratford with the first name William and a last name similar to Shakespeare wrote these works. For a variety of reasons, this understanding makes little sense. The most likely author of the works is Edward De Vere, the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford. The evidence is in the close relationship between the life of Edward de Vere, and the content of the plays, sonnets and longer poems. This site assumes that Edward de Vere wrote the works, and in defense of this conclusion, will include the following products: