This post will come as a surprise to a lot of people. Even ‘awake’ people don’t know very much about Shakespeare. His writings are taught in school as one of the greatest works ever in human history. While manuscripts of the most important writers in the history of the world have made their way to museums, not one of Shakespeares has made it in any museum, ever. The father of english literature and not one original manuscript can be found. This post is to show that history is not all that it seems. Most things we are taught are not entirely the truth.
Many people goto Stratford every year to see the home of Shakespeare. They are given a nice little story of his life. That is all it is, a story. In 1770, James Wilmot went to Stratford to collect stories about Shakespeare, only to discover there were none to be found. He then tried to locate the books of such a worldly intelligent man. Again he could nothing. All Wilmot could find was that Shakespeare was a butcher’s son who took up acting. Wilmot determined that the stories of Shakespeare were made up by the locals to help the local cottage industry. Tourism is profitable.
What has survived is Shakespeares real signature on various documents he was known to have signed. He could barely write his own name. Would a prolific author barely be able to write his own name? Shakespeares own daughters were illiterate. They could not even sign their own name. If you were one of the greatest writers ever in the history of the world, would your kids be illiterate? Shakespeare’s Will left no literature, no books, no stories, no plays or nothing even unfinished. There is no evidence that Shakespeare ever left Stratford. He definitely never spent time in a royal court. His real profession was a wool trader.
Who was the real Shakespeare? Some have said it was Queen Elizabeth her self, but I find this unlikely because in Richard II the divine right of royalty is questioned. Another was Edward de Vere, but he fell out of favor with Queen Elizabeth and he died a very broke man. So we are looking for someone who was secretly against Queen Elizabeth but had her favor. That man was Sir Francis Bacon. Sir Francis Bacon was very high in the Masonic groups of The Order of the Quest and the Invisible College. Bacon had the worldly intelligence and the knowledge of the royal court. To hide something this big it would take a small group of secretive men.
Bacon’s very close friend was Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of South Hampton. Wriothesley is a know patron of Shakespeare’s work. He let the Earl of Essex perform the play Richard II. The Earl of Essex and Wriothesley were then arrested by Queen Elizabeth because it questioned the divine right of royalty. She saw it as starting a rebellion. Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Bacon were both forced to choose sides. They chose the Queen. This is the reason for the concealment of the true author of the manuscripts.
Bacon was without a doubt one of the hands behind colonizing the Americas. He believed in the ideal of a New World. Bacon and his circle of friends in the Elizabethan court ended up receiving and owning land in the Americas. Bacon had one foot in the visible world and one foot in the invisible world. He had beliefs that challenged the rights of royalty, betrayed friends to save his own neck, he took bribes which he was convicted of, he was part of a group that wanted academic freedom and because science was decreed heresy and witchcraft the group communicated with each other out of reach of the watchful eye of the church. These men knew how to do secrecy right.
The list of people who know the truth about Shakespeare consists of people like Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, John Greenleaf Whittier, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Now you can add your name to that list. There are many theories as to who wrote all of Shakespeare’s works, but one thing is for sure it was not William Shakespeare. Even American Historian Alexander Brown wrote “May not Bacon have aided Shakespeare in compiling some of his plays?”