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Who Killed William Shakespeare? The Murderer, the Motive, the Means by Simon Andrew Stirling
  

Who Killed William Shakespeare? The Murderer, the Motive, the Means

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We are never short on books questioning who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays but Simon Andrew Stirling is contending that Shakespeare did write the plays - many of which were seriously critical of first Elizabeth I and then James I. For this he was silenced and moreover done to death by his greatest rival. He explores the means, the motive and the opportunity for this crime examining documents and historical evidence to support his theory.

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Who Killed William Shakespeare? The Murderer, the Motive, the Means by Simon Andrew Stirling

William Shakespeare lived in violent times; his death passed without comment. By the time he was adopted as the national poet of England the details of his life had been concealed. He had become an invisible man, the humble Warwickshire lad who entertained royalty and then faded into obscurity. But his story has been carefully manipulated. In reality, he was a dissident whose works were highly critical of the regimes of Elizabeth I and James I. Who Killed William Shakespeare? examines the means, motive and the opportunity that led to his murder, and explains why Will Shakespeare had to be 'stopped'.

About the Author

Simon Andrew Stirling is the author of The King Arthur Conspiracy. He received a Writers' Guild Award in 1995 for his work on the BBC's Between the Lines.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2013

Author

Simon Andrew Stirling

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Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

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Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

ISBN

9780752487250

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