And, if this is so, why would such supposedly staunch Protestants have given this specific colony, Mary-land, over to the Catholics? Every colony had its own 'theocratic' sect.Dee even calculated, on occult principles, the precise location of what he felt to be "God's longitude" or "prime meridian" (and he advocated that English colonies be planted there), 77 deg. west of Greenwich, the location of the future Washington D.C. Lots of intriguing connections here!
I agree, and I thought the strongest & most interesting part of this lecture by Roger Stritmatter was the argument that Robert Greene's "Groatsworth" with its passage complaining about an "upstart Crow" was not referring to Shakespeare at all, but rather to Greene's nemesis Edward Alleyn. This leaves the Stratfordians with no clear references to Shakespeare's name until it started appearing on quartos in 1598.The thesis supports the prior claim that the coverup was intentional,
Neither one of those codes strikes me as robust enough to put any weight on, although I agree that Stritmatter clearly demonstrated that mathematical codes and gematria were important to authors of the time. Stritmatter's argument for a relationship between de Vere and Shakespeare coded into Francis Meres' Pallidas Tamia seems more solid and uncontrived to me, but as usual I can't prove anything.OK, so Stritmatter has a code identifying de Vere as "Shakespeare", and Amundsen has a code identifying Bacon and Neville as "Shakespeare", both using Ben Jonson's Eulogy to the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays as "proof ", so who's right?
A lot of names and connections mentioned here:His association with the latter is well known, but what about the former?
See https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/dragons/imagenes_descent/descent_avallon.gif for the male line descent of the de Veres from Roman Emperor Claudius, whose family intermarried with the family of Julius Caesar, creating the imperial Roman Julio-Claudian dynasty. Going back in time from there:"Like one of the most ancient honor'd Romans, From whence his noblest family was derived;"
Take a good look at the Bacon crest for Sir Francis: http://www.numericana.com/arms/bacon.htm, and note the mention of early proponent of the scientific method, Roger Bacon (1214-1292), describing both of them as Normans, like de Vere. Also regarding the motto and crest of Sir Francis, "Mediocria Firma means the middle way, the way of harmony peace and brotherhood. This was the Bacon family motto with the boar as the family emblem."Is it a funny coincidence that the De Vere's have the emblematic boar and Bacon is .. well ...? I wonder what the source of the Bacon name is?