The Shakespeare Code

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Summit University Press, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 362 pages
The Shakespeare Code reveals the astounding true story of codes concealed in the works of Shakespeare and other writers of his time. For over 250 years, the codes went undiscovered. And more than one person suffered severely for daring to speak the secrets they contain. The codes reveal an explosive story--the hidden marriage of Elizabeth, the "Virgin Queen," murder and scandal, corruption and lies at the highest levels. Virginia Fellows' fascinating and endearing tale weaves together the facts and history of the controversy, deception, and mystery. She unfolds the true life story of Francis Bacon as the rejected prince, son of Elizabeth, as encrypted in the writings attributed to Shakespeare. These secrets could not be told in Bacon's own time, so he concealed them in code, hoping for a future when it would be discovered, when men could be free to speak and know the truth. Fellows' exhaustive research includes a nineteenth-century "cipher wheel," still in existence today. Photos of the 100-year-old device are included in the book.
 

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Contents

A Tale of Two Strangers
1
Elizabeth Wells Gallup
5
Dr Orville Owens cipher wheel
14
A Childhood Eden
19
Sir Nicholas and Lady Anne Bacon
21
An old engraving of Gorhambury
29
A LifeChanging Revelation
49
More Revelations
63
Detail of Visschers panoramic view of London 1616
165
Falstaff
174
Trouble from Stratford
179
Essex Bacon and Tragedy
193
Robert Devereux earl of Essex
207
TudorsOut
209
Lady Macbeth
214
Stuarts In
223

Henry VIII
67
Elizabeth at her coronation
80
Banished to Paris
83
Juliet and Her English Romeo
97
Marguerite of Valois
104
The Glory of a King
113
Statue of Sir Francis Bacon at Grays Inn
116
The Golden Lads
125
Young Man among Roses by Nicholas Hilliard
129
Pallas Athena the Spearshaker
135
Two Brothers
137
Richmond Palace
141
Bassanio from The Merchant of Venice
144
Robert Cecil
152
Try Try Try Again
161
James I
225
Title page of the 1633 edition
232
A Slippery Climb
237
Francis Bacon in his parliamentary robes
239
A Final Sacrifice
253
George Villiers duke of Buckingham
255
New Worlds
273
Ben Jonson and Thomas Howard earl of Arundel
274
Christopher Marlowe
283
Gorhambury today
289
Into the Shadows
291
Alice Barnham wife of Francis Bacon
295
Pages from the cipher wheel
325
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About the author (2006)

Virginia Fellows, author of The Shakespeare Code, was intrigued from childhood by the mysterious and the unfamiliar. She studied mysticism and eventually became fascinated with the remarkable world of Francis Bacon and published numerous articles and pamphlets on the subject. The Shakespeare Code reveals the amazing discoveries from her years of research about this great and only partially understood philosopher.

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